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rnb2
I use HS most frequently to move QuickTime movie files that get downloaded with my photos from my Photo folder hierarchy to a separate Video folder hierarchy.  I have a search set up that goes through my photo folders searching for the proper file types, and once it's finished, I highlight the files and drag them to the Finder folder where I want them.

With the current version of HS, dragging the files works fine except for the last file, which appears (within HS) to copy instead of moving - that is, if I highlight 15 files in HS and drag them to a Finder window, 14 will disappear from HS (since they are no longer in the search folders), but the last file will stay visible in HS, even though it is no longer present in the Finder.  If I then stop the search and re-run it, it will find the single file that appeared to have been copied (rather than moved), but it finds it in its new location, which is outside the scope of the search (the files are moved to a folder outside the hierarchy that the search should be looking at).

This issue also occurs if I move the files between two Finder windows while the search is still running in HS - HS will "hold on" to the last file as if it is still in the original location (within the HS search hierarchy), even though it is no longer present in that location in Finder.  Stopping and starting the search via the toolbar button results in HS finding the file it "held onto" in the previous search, but in its new location, which is outside the search hierarchy.

This issue also occurs in reverse - if HS is running a search on a folder with no matching items, and I then drag 15 matching files into that folder, HS will only show the first 14 items, even though all 15 are in the folder when viewed in Finder.

If I then close HS (via Cmd-Q) and bring it back via the menu bar icon ("Bring HS to Front") and re-run the saved search, it behaves as it should and does not find any files outside the proper search folder(s), and/or properly finds all matching files within the search folders.

In doing more testing, I've found that this problem occurred when I moved 15 files, but not 12 or 3 (no idea why).  Perhaps it only happens with a certain number of files or greater?

Finally, if a search is left running while files are moved around in the Finder, the "Files Found" count in HS gets progressively more inaccurate.  For instance, if I have 15 files in a folder that HS has found in a search, but then drag 12 to a folder outside the search parameters, HS will still show "15 Files Found".  If I then drag the 12 files back to the folder HS is searching, HS will say "27 Files Found" (15 + 12), though there are still only 15 files listed.




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houdah
Hi!

Sorry to hear you are experiencing problems.

I cannot reproduce the main problem you describe. When I move files using HoudahSpot, or drag them from HoudahSpot to the Finder or between Finder windows, they are correctly removed from the result list.

Are you using Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard?

I was however able to confirm that dragging files out of and back into the search location incorrectly alters the counter displayed by HoudahSpot.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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rnb2
Pierre - this is on Snow Leopard, 10.6.2, on a 1st generation Mac Pro 2GHz x 4 with 9GB of RAM.

I'll do some more testing and see what happens.

Rick
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houdah
Hi Rick!

I have been testing on Snow Leopard too. I will do some more tests and see that the counter is fixed by the next update.

If you are able to reproduce the problem, I would appreciate if you could record a video of it. You may do this with the free Jing software. This software also allows you to upload the video for free to screencast.com.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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rnb2
Pierre - I was able to duplicate the problem with a new batch of files today.  It wasn't completely consistent - sometimes it left up to seven files behinds, but sometimes only three.

I recorded a video and uploaded it to Screencast.com:


Let me know what you think - like I said, I didn't have this problem before the most current update to HoudahSpot, but I don't know if it's actually related to anything that changed in HS.

Best regards,

Rick
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houdah
Hi Rick!

Thank you for taking the time to create this video.

I will investigate this further. What I learned from the video is that your files are on an external disk. When I tried to reproduce the bug, I was using the internal boot disk.

Should you find that the problem is limited to /Volumes/Data, you may want to try rebuilding the Spotlight index for that drive.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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rnb2
Pierre - I just reindexed the drive, and the issue continues, with the same three files as in the video.

The drive isn't actually an external - I have a 1st generation Mac Pro, and the drive is an internal software RAID (three WD 1TB Caviar Black).  It isn't the boot volume, but my user folder is on the same volume (my boot volume is an Intel SSD, with just the OS, Applications, and Library folders).

Rick
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houdah
Hi Rick!

I just found a situation where I see the same bug. I hope I will be able to reproduce this often enough to catch the bug.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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rnb2
Pierre - happy to find that it's not just me

Please let me know if you want me to test anything for you - I'd be willing to run HS with debugging code if you want me to, since I seem to be able to produce the bug on demand.

Rick
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houdah
Congratulations!

You have uncovered a Mac OS X bug. I can reproduce the same bug within Finder: http://screencast.com/t/ZGU4OGFmYTI

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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rnb2
Pierre - I feel so special!  My first OS X bug!

Should I submit the bug to Apple, or do you want to do that (I haven't done it before).

Rick
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houdah
Hi Rick!

Yes, please report the bug to http://bugreport.apple.com
I will do so too. The more reports on one bug, the better the chances to see it fixed.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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