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Offline billyg0at

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« on: February 05, 2017, 02:33:04 AM »
Hi, i have a suggestion for a TOSEC rule

What if folders with files over x amount should have subfolders ? The reason is because some file lists are huge and takes file managers and dialogue boxes a long time to show the files

My suggestion is for subfolder naming goes like this..

# (numbers and other symbols)

What do you guys think ?

Offline PandMonium

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Re: Suggestion
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 11:37:17 AM »

Thanks for your suggestion!
Imho that would kind of break the datfiles, by having a dat for each letter or group of letters under the same collection, instead of a single dat of the collection.
I actually think that there were some dats like that loooog ago due to OS limitations or speed, but nowadays it's not that problematic. Still, it shouldn't be that hard to make a script or tool that splits folders by letters or maybe even splits the dats themselves. Maybe that could be a solution for people with similar needs.

A question, do you feel the need to go inside these folders frequently? Can the current versions of rommanagers (such as romvault or cmp) help avoiding that? [haven't touch them in a while]

@Duncan Twain since you work with some of these huge folders, any tips?

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Re: Suggestion
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 09:37:09 AM »
I don't think RomVault will complain, it doesn't care if sub dirs are called [ISO], [BIN], [ADF] etc.

I have no strong feelings if the larger sets are sorted alphabetically.

how many files should there be before the dir is split into subfolders?
do we have any non english titles starting with a non english letter like ÆØÅ, and will that be a problem
for non compliant filesystems as each letter then will become a ? or a square box or something. It shouldn't
of course as each letter each has it's own unicode.

@billyg0at which dirs do you have problems with?
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Re: Suggestion
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 05:28:52 PM »
Yes, older dats were split up. I manually created a solution for huge dat folders.

I do have a folder with unrenamed files called "to do". I'm currently using the old version of RomCenter again to rename these and use the move function to move the files into the according folder depending on the dat. For a big dat like Amiga games, I created the folders "Games #-I", "Games J-S" and "Games T-Z".

As RomCenter allows to check for more than one folder, this solution works for me. I can rename files in my "to do" folder, as well as update filenames in the individual games folders.

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Re: Suggestion
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2017, 05:48:55 PM »
@Duncan Twain since you work with some of these huge folders, any tips?

Mainly it's the Games folder within the C64 collection that's huge. We're currently going through it and separating the various categories like SEUCK, Boulder Dash etc. Hope that will help.
I'm even thinking of chucking out those disks where only the label of the disk is different.