|Directories pairs basket|
The Directories pairs basket is an interface that enables to do simultaneous multi-directories comparison. ADCS will compare all directories that are in the basket and a user will see all the directories in the comparison table simultaneously.
If you have many directories to sync you can to do this with the basket at one click. The Directories pairs basket is an extension of the "favorites". You do not need to add dozens of pairs to the "favorites" anymore.
The basket commands
The Directories pairs basket commands are represented onto basket toolbar. The toolbar consists of a number of buttons identified by icons and captions. If you leave the mouse cursor on a button for a moment a small window with a description will appear.
Available buttons for the basket toolbar
|Add pair||None||Adds a pair of directories into the basket. The paths are retrieved from selected directories trees items. The directories will be compared without their subdirectories.|
|Add SF||None||Adds a pair of directories into the basket. The paths are retrieved from selected directories trees items. The directories will be compared with the all of their subdirectories.|
|Switch||None||Toggles how directories of a pair will be compared: with or without their subdirectories.|
|Edit pair||None||Opens window to edit selected pair.|
|Delete||None||Removes selected pair from the basket.|
|Clear||None||Clear basket (removes all pairs from the basket).|
|Goto pair||None||Sets the selected pair in the directories trees.|
|Compare||Ctrl+F5||Compares all the directories pairs which are in the basket.|
|Sync||Ctrl+S||Synchronizes compared directories.|
|Refresh||None||Refresh the directories pair basket content.|
|Save||Shift+F12||Open Save pairs as group window to save current basket content as a group for further quick reference.|
|Delete||None||Deletes selected group from the Groups of pairs.|
|Rename||Shift+F6||Open Rename directories group window to rename selected group of pairs.|
|Load||None||Replace current basket content with the selected group's one.|
|Groups||Alt+G||Shows the Groups of pairs panel.|
Using the basket
To use the basket, browse in the directories trees, and add desired directories pairs to the basket. Finally, you get the basket content similar as it shows below:
To compare the basket content press Ctrl+F5. ADCS will compare only the directories and you will see all the directories in the comparison table simultaneously.
The groups of pairs
The example above is good to solve single task, for instance, it was backup. But you may have other similar tasks such as synchronization Laptop <-> Desktop, etc. And every of aforesaid tasks will contain its own set of compared directories.
ADCS provides the groups of pairs which would be helpful to manage sync tasks. The basket contents can be stored as a group of pairs for further quick access.
To store the basket contents as a group of pairs click the button Save group. The Save pairs as group window will appear. In the window you can write a name of a new group. When you set the group's name the line with the name will be added into the Groups of pairs list.
To delete a group of the directories from the list select the group in the Groups of pairs list and click the button Delete group. The Confirmation window will appear. When you confirm the deleting operation the line with the selected group will be removed from the Groups of pairs list.
To change a name of a group select the group in the Groups of pairs list and click the button Rename group. The Rename directories group window will appear. In the window you can write new name of the group. When you confirm the renaming operation the line with the new name will be placed in the the Groups of pairs list.
To replace current basket content with the group's one select a group in the Groups of pairs list and click the button Copy group content to the basket.