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I don't know how you do duplicates search, but I assume you use the good old (fileSize+fileMD5) mapping technique.

The problem is, if I add a file to an image in which it already exists (in a different folder, or by another name), 'Optimize' won't work. This is surely understandable, since 'Optimize' only 'looks' at the after-last-save added file.

Options to use an associated file list containing (lba, size, md5) would be really nice, since it would allow for real, full-scale optimization. That would be, 'generate'/'import'.

However, in this case, the 'import' thing may lead to really unfortunate mistakes on users' behalf, tough it may be a powerful function for powerful optimization-addicted users (as I am).

There would be another aproach though, however applicable only if the image should reside on an NTFS partition (but, btw, this is really common): use an ADS to store/retrieve this (meta)data, say D:/ISO/myImage:md5sums. This would be a failsafe technique, unless the user would hexedit files in the image by hand (which the average user doesn't); as a protective measure, you could store in the :md5sums stream the MD5 of the image's header (of everything except the data) and only use it if valid.

In practical terms, you could drop somewhere a checkbox saying 'Use image layout file' (though, given my previous post, 'layout' would be a conflicting term), and if the user checked it:
image.Open {
 ...
 if (!isLayoutFileValid ()) {
   warnUser ();
   generateLayoutFile ();
 }
}
image.Save {
  ...
  generateLayoutFile ();
}

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PostIcon Posted on: Jun. 01 2006,19:26 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

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The problem is, if I add a file to an image in which it already exists (in a different folder, or by another name), 'Optimize' won't work. This is surely understandable, since 'Optimize' only 'looks' at the after-last-save added file.

Are you sure of that? UltraISO should optimize all files including both existed and newly added.
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Yes, I am sure. Please see the attached case study.

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This is a normal case.  UltraISO will disable 'Optimize' when you save directly. To avoid this limitation, please use 'Save As' or check 'Recompile ISO when saving directly'.
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Lol. It desn't :)

I mean, I tried simply saving (optimize checked) the same file twice to an already existing image and - guess what - optimization did work (same LBA for both added files, just as I hoped it to be).

Anyway, my point was that you could (not should) optimize the optimization procedure further, i.e. make it a great deal faster. And, because I don't believe in criticising without providing a solution, I suggested the ADS approach.
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