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  1. #1
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    Default How to make "Expand all" in Folder View default?

    Whenever I start a Folder compare the folders appear in "Show all" mode collapsed. I always have to click "expand all" icon in toolbar.

    How can I automatically expand them by default (at startup)?

    Peter

  2. #2
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    For all new Folder Compare sessions you can enable this behaviour on the Home tab:

    Saved sessions/Edit session defaults/Folder Compare/Handling-tab/Folder handling-group/Expand subfolders when loading session-checkbox

    From an existing session you also can enable this by selecting "Also update session defaults" at the bottom of Session settings/Handling-tab.

    Greetings Lutz

  3. #3
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    Ok, thank you.
    I checked additionally "Only expand subfolders with differences".
    So when I compare on the left side the folder D:\work\data\
    then still the sub-base-folders

    D:\work\data\log2007\
    D:\work\data\log2008\
    D:\work\data\log2009\
    D:\work\data\log2010\

    are shown although they did not contain any differences.
    How can I hide these 4 sub-base-folders as well when no differences are shown?

    Peter

  4. #4
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    Select "View > Only Compare Files" from the menu and select "View > Show Differences".
    Chris K Scooter Software

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutz View Post
    For all new Folder Compare sessions you can enable this behaviour on the Home tab:

    Saved sessions/Edit session defaults/Folder Compare/Handling-tab/Folder handling-group/Expand subfolders when loading session-checkbox

    From an existing session you also can enable this by selecting "Also update session defaults" at the bottom of Session settings/Handling-tab.

    Greetings Lutz
    This is a little old and confusing. As of 8/23/2016 on the Mac, here is how you do it:
    • Click the Home tab/button on the top left
    • Click the triangle next to "New" in the sessions list to expand the tree
    • Click "Folder Compare" under "New"
    • Click the "Handling" tab at the top center of the screen
    • Under "Folder Handling:" choose "Expand subfolders when loading sessions"

  6. #6
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    True, although this forum post is for BC3 back in 2011, when these steps were accurate.

    BC3 is not available for Mac, but BC4 is our most recent version, PC/Linux/OSX supported, and the instructions are updated as you've described.
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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