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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0000337VisualDifferGeneralpublic2022-01-03 10:39
Reporterkazu28403 Assigned Toadmin  
Status closedResolutionno change required 
Product Version1.8.1 
Summary0000337: Can Visual Differ copy empty folders
DescriptionI'm the Supervising Editor on a project with several video editors. I have set up a folder structure template I want all the editors to use.

When I use VisualDiffer to compare my master drive with my backup drives, VisualDiffer is splendid except when it comes to empty folders. VisualDiffer will not copy empty folders over to my backup drives. This isn't a huge deal; it's just that the folder structure that I've created isn't getting copied across because any empty folders get skipped.

Is there a setting in Preferences that tells VisualDiffer to copy over empty folders as well? Again, not a huge deal; I'm sure there's a technical reason VisualDiffer ignores those folders. I just wanted to ask in case there's a Preference setting that I'm missing.
Steps To Reproduce– Put empty folders on the master drive.
– Use VisualDiffer to compare master vs backup drive (Compare File Sizes, Only Mismatches).
– Copy to Right
– On right, Delete anything that isn't on the Left side.
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2021-02-24 11:30


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empty_folders_skipped.png (69,836 bytes)   


2021-02-24 11:38

administrator   ~0000634


by default empty folders are not visible but if you click on "Empty" in the "Folders" scope bar you will see them and will be copied

Here a screen shot


2021-02-24 12:02

reporter   ~0000635

Perfect! Thank you!

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-02-24 11:30 kazu28403 New Issue
2021-02-24 11:30 kazu28403 Status new => assigned
2021-02-24 11:30 kazu28403 Assigned To => admin
2021-02-24 11:30 kazu28403 File Added: empty_folders_skipped.png
2021-02-24 11:38 admin Note Added: 0000634
2021-02-24 12:02 kazu28403 Note Added: 0000635
2022-01-03 10:39 admin Status assigned => closed
2022-01-03 10:39 admin Resolution open => no change required