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Force exclusion of all subfolders when excluding a folder #248

hsoft opened this Issue Jan 4, 2014 · 1 comment


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hsoft commented Jan 4, 2014

In the folder selection dialog, it's possible to end up with confusing scan preferences when playing with folder states. When setting the state of a folder, it applies for all subfolder, except those with an explicitly specified state. This logic can lead to a user thinking that he excluded a whole folder when it's in fact not the case. Example:

  1. Set a folder /foo/bar as "Reference".
  2. Do something else, perform some scanning, and forget about /foo/bar.
  3. Later, set /foo as excluded.

foo/bar will keep its former "Reference" state, possibly without the knowledge of the user.

Given the high likeliness that a user setting a root folder's state as "Excluded" means to exclude everything underneath, without exception, I think it's better to override all previous states for subfolders. The user can always re-specify a subfolder state afterwards.


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hsoft commented Mar 15, 2014

I'll extend this behavior to all folder states. I think that's what most users would expect.

@hsoft hsoft self-assigned this Mar 15, 2014

@hsoft hsoft closed this in 781f13a Apr 19, 2014

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