Main Window - Options | Preferences - Disks & Folders

 

 

Click on the links above to view extended information on each dialog tab.

 

 

This dialog tab allows you to control the way ThumbsPlus matches physical disks on your system with scanned volumes stored in the database. You can also set several options that will affect how your folders will be displayed in the folder tree.

 

Volume identification and matching

 

Match network volumes using share names. When ThumbsPlus searches for a match between network volumes stored in the database and those accessible from the system, it can use two methods for determining whether volumes match:

 

Volume labels. In this case, if the volume label in the database matches the drive, ThumbsPlus assumes a match. This is the default.

 

Network share name. In this case, the labels must still match, but the share name is checked also. This prevents problems that occur when multiple shared volumes are mounted with the same volume label (for example, when two different folders are shared separately from the same drive).

 

Please see Volume Matching for more detailed information about how ThumbsPlus matches physical volumes with database entries.

 

Ignore CD-ROM serial numbers. If the volume types match between a physical CD-ROM and a volume stored in the database and the serial numbers do NOT match, then the volumes are considered by ThumbsPlus to be different   Check this option to disregard serial numbers for CD-ROM matching and force the match.

 

Check for network CD-ROM drives. Select this option to have ThumbsPlus treat any scanned network CD-ROM drives as CD-ROM drives instead of network drives.

 

Do not show Network Neighborhood. Check this option to disable network support in ThumbsPlus. The Network Neighborhood folder tree group will not be displayed.

 

Exclude these drive letters. Enter a list of drive letters that you would like ThumbsPlus to ignore. These drives will not be displayed in the folder tree. Eg. "AEF" would exclude drives A, E, and F.

 

 

Show folder that are

 

Marked as "Hidden". Check this option to show hidden folders.

 

Marked as "System". Check this option to show system folders.

 

Marked as both "Hidden" and "System". Check this option to show folder marked as both hidden and system.

 

 

Folder tree options

 

Indicate expandable. Checking this menu item causes ThumbsPlus to only display a '+' beside folder entries which contain sub-folders and may be expanded, or '-' in folder entries which are already expanded. Otherwise, '+' is displayed for all folder entries, until the are actually opened. Then the '+' is updated to reflect the true existence of sub-folders.

NOTE: Indicate Expandable is only used for folders residing on local disks. Network folders are never scanned ahead of time to indicate expandable folders.

 

ZIP files as folders. This option, available only in the registered release, causes ThumbsPlus to treat ZIP (PKZIP-compatible) files as folders (folders). You can thumbnail, view, print, catalog and process files within ZIP files just as if they were in normal folders.

 

Indicate thumbnails. Checking this option causes ThumbsPlus to use differently colored folders to indicate "interesting" folders. Folders which contain thumbnails are colored green; folders which do not themselves have thumbnails, but whose sub-folders do, are colored blue. This option is useful only after drive(s) have been scanned for images.

 

Just thumb folders. Select this option to only show folders which contain files that have been thumbnailed. This is only useful once graphics files have been located (usually by Thumbnail | Scan System).

 

Automatically expand and collapse items when dragging files or folders. When checked, this option causes ThumbsPlus to expand and collapse folder tree entries when mouse dragging over a [+] or [-] folder tree branch icon.

 

 

Include the following special folders

 

Desktop. Check this option to display the Windows "Desktop" shell folder in the folder tree.

 

My Documents. Check this option to display  the Windows "My Documents" shell folder in the folder tree.

 

Fonts. Check this option to display the Windows "Fonts" folder in the folder tree.

 

Recent Documents. Check this option to display the Windows "Recent Documents" folder in the folder tree.

 

My Pictures. Check this option to display the Windows "My Pictures" shell folder in the folder tree.