I would like to make a purchase of Directory Opus for three instances but I need an essential feature.
I need to be able to save a search filter, and if I restart my machine, I need to be able to launch Directory Opus and see the previous search results and also have the option of running the search again.
saving a search filter:
A search filter consists of:
sources to search ( one or more directories spanning disk drives (windows))
various search criteria
I am seeing that #2 is saved, but if I close and reopen directory opus the sources to search are lost and not saved.
If I enter a list of directories to search, and sub directories, when I open or click around this area is erased.
It's extremely super annoying. It seems like a very basic 101 feature.
I have attached an image pointing to the area (Find in | Add folder to search) that seems to not be saved. It goes away at random.
I need to associate all filters in the advanced tab with a list of source folders to search.
The UI needs a lot of work. It's frustrating in these modern times of software development the lack of things there that address user experience.
If there is a short screencast or video (visual) on how to do this, please post.
Ideally I would be able to create a 'source' list and then create a 'filter list' (which I can do), and then associate the two in various ways, but save that (those two linked) to a named search.
I want to be able to create that type of search including both a source list and a filter list and copy that configuration to another machine.
I want to purchase a license for x3 machines but am holding off until this is possible. I do not want to recreate my filter list on each and every machine, and recreate a source list on each and every machine.
I have multiple drives in each machine: A:\ C:\ D:\ E:\ G:\
usually the same number with the same drive letters more or less.
We have plans to add something to the UI that would be similar to what you're looking for in the future.
At the moment, you can make a button that lists the folders you want to search (and/or the filter you want to use) and click that (or use a hotkey) to open the Find Panel with a predefined list of folders, or even run the search immediately without opening the Find Panel at all.
People usually want to search for things below the directory they're in, which is why it works that way. But you can set up buttons to populate the folder list to avoid typing the paths every time.
Folders and also be dragged on to the folder list to quickly add them, if that helps avoid typing.