various synchonize (potential) bugs

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various synchonize (potential) bugs

#1 Post by NumberOne » 13.08.2016, 00:30

now that FreeFileSync became donationware, we need FC to get fixed. :roll:

1. Sync fail: Operation is not supported for the chosen folder message
this bug is pretty old (still very annoying) and persists in latest beta 726.
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-> this message pops up sporadically, so if you cannot reproduce the issue, try harder before posting!
use unc paths or other special windows folders to reproduce. other users are running in the same issue see e.g. here.

btw, restarting FC might fix the problem (temporary) at least in my case it does (sometimes).

2. Checkboxes are greyed out pressing OK does nothing.
why is that? whatever I tried I was not able to update (ovewrite or autorename the file on the right with the left one) how is this supposed to work? obviously the files are the same, but FC thinks "files which exist on both sides: 0
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3. same file gets recognised as different after changing word wrap

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this also happens when changing the encoding to sth else and back.

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Re: various synchonize (potential) bugs

#2 Post by Marek » 13.08.2016, 17:59

1 and 3 fixed for the next release.
2 is not a bug. The checkboxes are active if exists files to synchronize. If you have only "equal" or "unequal" files, then it is nothing to do.

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Re: various synchonize (potential) bugs

#3 Post by NumberOne » 18.08.2016, 00:02

...then it is nothing to do.
in this case FC should warn the user by showing a dialog box.
by default an user expects an action after pressing a button.

or even better, overthink the implementation of an summary dialog after pressing synchronize containing all operations accomplished successfully. (have a look at freefilesync?)
why? because it's a nice to have feature and sometimes operations fail, eg. when trying to overwrite a file opened in another application for instance.

another limitation/inconsistency:
:arrow: right mouse button context menu is not available when right-clicking on anything else than the a file name:
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the context menu is available no matter where the mouse is located in a panel.

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Re: various synchonize (potential) bugs

#4 Post by NumberOne » 19.08.2016, 00:07

there seems to be an issue with the status bar:
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