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Undo Feature

Post by *AnthonyCian » 2005-10-12, 15:08 UTC

Just curious, does total commander have an undo feature? If so, where can it be found? The undo is after a folder/file move was done.

My past few posts involved features that Windows Explorer has compared to TC. Please don't get the idea I like to use Windows Explorer, but there are times it does have something that TC doesn't. Believe me, TC does a zillion things that can't even compare to Windows Explorer.

At work, using a network server, most of the workers use Windows Explorer, I'm one of the lucky ones to use (licensed) TC. But I did notice that Windows XP Explorer has an undo button. This really comes handy when a worker accidentally or unknowingly moves a folder, it happened so fast that they don't know what happened or where the folder went. Clicking Undo remedies that.

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Post by *Clo » 2005-10-12, 15:15 UTC

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:) Hello !

:| The topic that angers… :lol:

- No, TC has not any "Undo" function; please, just consult the Search of the Forum here, wou'll find out a myriad of threads… in which there are Author's answers.

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Post by *AnthonyCian » 2005-10-12, 19:01 UTC

Thanks for the reply Clo:

Sure would be nice to have.
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Post by *Vansumsen » 2005-10-12, 20:11 UTC

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Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2005-10-13, 15:42 UTC

TC doesn't have UNDO because it gives you a false feeling of security: Many operations like overwriting files cannot be undone at all. The only location where TC supports UNDO is in the multi-rename tool, even after closing and re-opening the tool. Since it doesn't allow to overwrite any files, UNDO is always possible.
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Post by *icfu » 2005-10-13, 16:29 UTC

It is pretty obvious that you cannot undo overwrite operations, but even the dumbest man on earth can accept that it's perfectly ok to

-undo a delete operation
-undo a copy operation
-undo a move operation
-undo a rename
-undo a folder creation
-undo a link creation

if the target is still in place.

Directory Opus has a working Undo system, it also allows logging of file operations, so even if the operation itself cannot be undone, at least you can see what you have done.

Screenshots here:
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/4914/doundo8if.png
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/4527/dolog1eh.png

The "False sense of security"-feeling with activated Undo is an urban legend.

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Post by *Lefteous » 2005-10-13, 16:45 UTC

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TC doesn't have UNDO
Please make sure your software complies with international standards:
http://www.fit-fuer-usability.de/1x1/knigge/steuer.html

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Post by *Sir_SiLvA » 2005-10-13, 16:59 UTC

Lefteous wrote:2ghisler(Author)
TC doesn't have UNDO
Please make sure your software complies with international standards:
http://www.fit-fuer-usability.de/1x1/knigge/steuer.html
:?: Perhaps It would be nice to point in the english forum to a english website :P

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Post by *Lefteous » 2005-10-13, 17:06 UTC

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English users should google for "9241-10" and "controllability"

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Post by *norfie » 2005-10-14, 19:31 UTC

icfu wrote:but even the dumbest man on earth can accept that it's perfectly ok to

-undo a delete operation
The most dumbest man in universe can accept that a undo of a file delete operation can fail in many cases. :mrgreen:

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Post by *karlchen » 2005-10-16, 08:39 UTC

icfu wrote:It is pretty obvious that you cannot undo overwrite operations, but even the dumbest man on earth can accept that it's perfectly ok to

-undo a delete operation
-undo a copy operation
-undo a move operation
-undo a rename
-undo a folder creation
-undo a link creation

if the target is still in place.[...]
To me this seems a pretty reasonable starting point.
I hope that Christian is not going to keep on simply turning down the idea of such an undo feature.

Any modestly experienced user will understand that there are a lot of actions that cannot be undone - at least not without accepting a huge amount of time consuming overhead - but some actions can be undone, so why not implement what is possible without creating bloatware?

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Post by *van Dusen » 2005-10-16, 09:32 UTC

I'm afraid, that we will never see such undo features in TC...

Would it be theoretical possible to an experienced coder to build a filesystem plugin / an addon, which
* monitors all filesystem activities (which are triggered by TC),
* logs them in an undo list and
* provides correspondent undo functions?

Sorry, if this question is too green :(

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Re: Undo Feature

Post by *cubic » 2019-09-25, 07:20 UTC

I also politely request this feature to be implemented.... AT LEAST for the delete operation.
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Re: Undo Feature

Post by *MVV » 2019-09-25, 14:03 UTC

How can TC undelete a file that has been deleted? If it has been deleted to the recycle bin, you can undelete it manually, if it has been deleted permanently, you can't undelete it and TC can't too.

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Re: Undo Feature

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-09-26, 13:32 UTC

You can also undelete it from recycle bin via right click on the Windows desktop.
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