Recent Files anomaly

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    JimSB, 30th Mar 2015 8:58 am

    I have just noticed an anomaly in the Recent Files List. Although I noticed it after I installed the latest version (20150320), it may have existed before. Here is my version info from the About screen:
    HTML-Kit Tools for Windows 20150320
    Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1), 64-bit/WOW64
    IE 9.11.9600.17691, COMCTL32 6.16, SHELL32 6.1.7601.35583, 50727
    1,920,312 KB out of 3,931,188 KB of physical memory available.
    .NET Framework 2.0.50727.5485 (r) / v2.0.50727 (clr) / 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, 3.5 SP1, 4.0 (i)
    Monitor: (0, 0, 1680, 1050), 32 bpp

    Anyway, one of the folders I have been working in does not show up in the Recent Files List. I can Open/Edit/Save files in this folder without problem, but the RF list does not reflect this activity. The weird thing about this is that files I select in other folders DO show up in the list and behave normally. Note that the RF Manager DOES contain entries for the files from the problem folder, and I can see no obvious difference in the entries. The RF list is acting as though files in this folder (and its subfolders) have no date information associated with them. Here is an experiment I did (goodfolder are those that work, badfolder is the one giving problems)

    Open goodfolder/file1 - RF list shows file1
    Open badfolder/file2 - RF list shows file1, but not file2
    Open goodfolder/file3 - RF list shows file1, file3, but not file2

    Did I inadvertently change some flag or setting? Do you have any idea what is going on here?
    Thanks

    • HTML-Kit Support, 30th Mar 2015 11:43 am

      On 3/30/2015 8:58 AM, JimSB wrote:

      I have just noticed an anomaly in the Recent Files List. Although I
      noticed it after I installed the latest version (20150320), it may
      have existed before. Here is my version info from the About screen:
      HTML-Kit Tools for Windows 20150320
      Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1), 64-bit/WOW64
      IE 9.11.9600.17691, COMCTL32 6.16, SHELL32 6.1.7601.35583, 50727
      1,920,312 KB out of 3,931,188 KB of physical memory available.
      .NET Framework 2.0.50727.5485 (r) / v2.0.50727 (clr) / 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, 3.5 SP1, 4.0 (i)
      Monitor: (0, 0, 1680, 1050), 32 bpp

      Anyway, one of the folders I have been working in does not show up
      in the Recent Files List. I can Open/Edit/Save files in this folder
      without problem, but the RF list does not reflect this activity. The
      weird thing about this is that files I select in other folders DO
      show up in the list and behave normally. Note that the RF Manager
      DOES contain entries for the files from the problem folder, and I can
      see no obvious difference in the entries. The RF list is acting as
      though files in this folder (and its subfolders) have no date
      information associated with them. Here is an experiment I did
      (goodfolder are those that work, badfolder is the one giving
      problems)

      Open goodfolder/file1 - RF list shows file1
      Open badfolder/file2 - RF list shows file1, but not file2
      Open goodfolder/file3 - RF list shows file1, file3, but not file2

      Did I inadvertently change some flag or setting? Do you have any idea
      what is going on here?
      Thanks

      Hi,

      Since "/" caught my eye right off the bat, let's rule that out first.
      Maybe you were typing / as an example but does it work when you use the
      Windows default "\" separator instead of "/" ? Windows accepts either
      for some cases but just wanted to make sure.

      Thank you for details! I appreciate you taking the time to narrow it down.

      Chami

      • JimSB, 31st Mar 2015 1:46 pm

        Sorry. The RF list uses \ and I was just trying to demonstrate what I was seeing. Files in badfolder do not get into the RF list even if I open->edit->save them. I open them with File->Open or by selecting them Windows Explorer and using "Open With" HTML-Kit Tools Editor. I don't type \ anywhere in this process.

        This is an annoyance rather than a major problem, but I still wonder what causes it.

        • HTML-Kit Support, 31st Mar 2015 2:36 pm

          On 3/31/2015 1:46 PM, JimSB wrote:

          Sorry. The RF list uses \ and I was just trying to demonstrate what
          I was seeing. Files in badfolder do not get into the RF list even if
          I open->edit->save them. I open them with File->Open or by selecting
          them Windows Explorer and using "Open With" HTML-Kit Tools Editor. I
          don't type \ anywhere in this process.

          This is an annoyance rather than a major problem, but I still wonder
          what causes it.

          Would it be possible to get a list of file names in question? I'm
          wondering if it's a particular naming pattern. You can email me (
          http://www.htmlkit.com/contact/ ) if you prefer not to post it here.

          From a Command Prompt window:

           CD /D C:\base_folder
           DIR /S /B > file_names.txt
          

          Chami

          • JimSB, 1st Apr 2015 1:07 pm

            From the HTML-Kit Tools Recent Files Manager, the "Open From" folders Manager, and the "Save To" folders manager, I deleted all of the entries so I could start with a "clean slate". Without intending to do so, this deletion seems to have cleaned up the problem and the files in "badfolder" (C:\Omm\ below) now show up in the RF list and are behaving as expected. Although I couldn't swear to it, I think that cleaning out the "Save To" folder list (which had a lot of old junk in it) was the one that cured the problem. In a sense I am almost disappointed, because the problem was real, and I would much rather have had some actual experimental results so you could locate it. However, if anyone runs into this, have them try clearing out the various folder lists to see if this will fix things.

            Anyway, here is the files list:
            C:\Omm\codelocationURL.txt
            C:\Omm\filenames.txt
            C:\Omm\httpdocs
            C:\Omm\oldimages
            C:\Omm\steps_to_new_server.docx
            C:\Omm\test.html
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\BingSiteAuth.xml
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\constants.inc
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\db1.inc
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\dfcontentcatalogheader.inc
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\dfcontentchange.inc
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\dfcontentfooter.inc
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\dfcontentheader.inc
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\dfcontenthomeordering.inc
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\dfsearchnav.inc
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\favicon.ico
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\100020.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\100020toc.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\100021.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\190320.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\190320dn.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\190320fb.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\190320toc.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\191580.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\197290.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\198831.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\198831ancient.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\198831ancient.pdf
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\198831cover400.jpg
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\198831editor.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\198831editor.pdf
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\198831header.jpg
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\198831reviews.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\198831simon.jpg
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\198831wally.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\59930.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\86680.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\88720.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\88730.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\89180.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\89180.jpg
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\89550.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\89730.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\89730korsun.jpg
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\89790.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\89950.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\90030.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\90040.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\90050.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\90060.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\90120.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\90310.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\chgqty.gif
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\creditcard.js
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\db1.inc
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\dfcart.php
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\dfcatalog.php
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\dfcatalog2.php
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\dfcatalog3.php
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\dfcatalog4.php
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\dfcheckout.php
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\dfindex.php
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\dforderinfo.php
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\dforderinfoselect.php
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\dfosprey.php
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\dfprocess.php
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\dfsearch.php
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\dfstyle.css
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\encryptdecrypt.php
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\encryptmd5.php
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\index.htm
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\index.html
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\morever.php
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\ommlogo.gif
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\redirectmsg.inc
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\statelist.html
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\ws_ftp.log
            C:\Omm\httpdocs\pages\xconstants.inc
            C:\Omm\oldimages\PayPal.gif
            C:\Omm\oldimages\quickssl.gif
            C:\Omm\oldimages\quickssla.gif
            C:\Omm\oldimages\VisaMC.gif

            When the problem was occurring, none of the files in the C:\Omm folder or subfolders were appearing in the RF list when edited. As you can see, there is nothing particularly unusual about the filenames.

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