Just bought Opus 10 and am really enjoying the program!
One of the features that I am trying to understand is the FIND feature. By that I mean, if I am looking for a specific file on one of my hard drives, I click on TOOLS, FIND FILES, and a drop down window appears. I go down to NAME MATCHING: and I enter a file name that I am looking for on a specific drive. Now here is where things seem strange. In the upper window, it will display all of the occurrences of the name I am looking for, but it does not say which folder they are found in. Instead, in the "Folder Tree" pane, it shows a folder called FIND RESULTS.
What do I need to change, so that when I search for a file name, that it shows the files, and the folders that they reside in.
That depends on your settings. If your find results are shown in a collection, as you can see on the upper right side of your find panel, you could try to turn on the "target" column. You can turn that on by right clicking in the columns row & choosing that column (right click columns -> general -> target).
You also can access that location by using Go OPENCONTAINER (from a button, shortcut or directly from the command line), which will take you to the containing folder directly.
Location or Location (Relative) are the columns you want to add. They should be on by default for Collections but may not be if you've edited your folder formats.
Adding the column under Preferences / Folders / Folder Formats / (Default Formats) Collections is usually best.
Oh, sorry, once again i picked the wrong entry. Of course "location", not target.
[quote="leo"]Location or Location (Relative) are the columns you want to add. They should be on by default for Collections but may not be if you've edited your folder formats.
Adding the column under Preferences / Folders / Folder Formats / (Default Formats) Collections is usually best.[/quote]
Hi Leo, and thank you for the help.
I have gone to SETTINGS, PREFERENCES, FOLDERS, FOLDER FORMATS, and in the right hand window i went to DEFAULT FORMATS, and I put a check mark in front of collection ( in fact it is the only thing in that list that now has a check mark in front of it ).
Now when I do a search for a file, it shows the files in the upper right hand window COLL://Find Results, and it shows the LOCATION column at the far right hand side of the window. In my FOLDER TREE in the left hand window, it highlights the FIND RESULTS folder.
I was thinking that if I clicked on the file that Opus would take me directly to that particular folder, or am I missing something?
Thank you again, for spending the time to help me.
Right click the file and there should be an option to go to its location.
Leo, here is a jpg of what I get when I right click on either of the 2 files.
You should see a context menu when you right-click the file (unless you have switched into Power mode and have the right mouse button configured to do something else).
I tried to take a picture of the popup window when I right clicked on the file, but of course when I then click to take a picture of it, the popup window disappears..... anyways, I finally found it, and it is called "OPEN CONTAINING FOLDER"
I feel a little foolish, but now I understand where you were steering me to.
Thanks Leo, for sticking with me!
if you need screenshot with context-menu then you can press "Print" key on your keyboard.
Then you can open image editing program of your choise and paste image from clipboard. Normaly only the mouse-cursor is not capured.