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Show All Subfolders in Organizer- set as default

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I think I already know the answer to this, but in case I am missing an option somewhere, is there an option to set "show all subfolders" as default?  When I click on a folder and select this, everything is fine. However if I move away from that folder to perform other tasks, Organizer goes back to hiding subfolders that don't contain images.

I'm trying to use Organizer to cleanup my filesystem, which is why I am asking.

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Show All Subfolders in Organizer- set as default

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I think I already know the answer to this, but in case I am missing an option somewhere, is there an option to set "show all subfolders" as default?  When I click on a folder and select this, everything is fine. However if I move away from that folder to perform other tasks, Organizer goes back to hiding subfolders that don't contain images.

I'm trying to use Organizer to cleanup my filesystem, which is why I am asking.

Thanks.

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BadWolf5150  wrote

I think I already know the answer to this, but in case I am missing an option somewhere, is there an option to set "show all subfolders" as default?  When I click on a folder and select this, everything is fine. However if I move away from that folder to perform other tasks, Organizer goes back to hiding subfolders that don't contain images.

I'm trying to use Organizer to cleanup my filesystem, which is why I am asking.

Thanks.

You are right about the answer. There is no 'hidden' way to work while showing all subfolders. This is 'by design' for at least two compelling reasons:  speed of browsing and catalog management. The folder tree panel can mimic the graphic look of the explorer, but this looks comes from data (paths) totally present in a given catalog. Showing subfolders is possible by also extracting the information from the explorer;  that is relatively fast for the subfolders of a given master folder, but I imagine it would be too much of a burden to get all subfolders of your computer updated permanently.

What is important in your 'cleanup' project, is if the folder tree holding your pictures is distinct or intricated with other folders not related to your catalog (or worse, catalogs, if you have several ones).

Do you want to 'cleanup' your media files in your catalog(s) or other files?  It's always best if the folder tree storing your media files managed in a catalog is distinct from the rest. I always recommend having a single catalog and storing my library under a distinct master folder just under the root drive, never under 'Pictures'.

Any kind of cleanup requires a full backup to begin with. Note that from a full backup, you can create a new folder tree where you want, a folder tree holding only the files in your catalog. The idea is to use the organizer to manage the subfolders in the new folder tree, and the explorer to manage the other types of files.

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You could add or import one token image from each subfolder. They would then show up in the tree view. That would enable you to select the image in Organizer and if you click Location in the info panel on the right it will take you automatically to the folder. You can then see what other files (if any) are in that folder.

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