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Poster: cuneiform Date: Jan 19, 2020 11:21am
Forum: forums Subject: Why not finding a book as per its file name?

Hi,

Say, pdf files are especially sensitive to damages, as known.

Once it may occur that a whole collection of files on a flash drive would be corrupted, and they could not be restored to be open within the Adobe Acrobat Reader or any similar software, though their file names are available.

Then, they must be downloaded anew.

I was unable to find a book by introducing its file name (like geschichtederal02gngoog.pdf) within the Search window on archive.org.

How should I proceed ?
Some authors in my library downloaded are well known to me, some not.

In the above case, I am not aware of the author to put in within Search again, it is not transparent to me now.

How difficult would it be to make a book search per file name possible?

Thanks.







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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jan 19, 2020 12:54pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Why not finding a book as per its file name?

file names are not indexed in search. good metadata in the item is the best way to make it findable.

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Poster: cuneiform Date: Jan 19, 2020 12:58pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Why not finding a book as per its file name?

good metadata?

Sounds too much subjective.

It would be strange on coming to any archive to hear a question about one's metadata instead of an archiving number available, in other words: filing data)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

geschichtederal02gngoog.pdf is here the utmost filing data, is it not?

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Poster: AntonP2 Date: Jan 20, 2020 12:32am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Why not finding a book as per its file name?

Man, i get curios and tryed the filename you used as exemple and found this: https://archive.org/details/geschichtederal02gngoog

but using google seach:
https://www.google.com/search?ei=P2UlXt7XE86q5wLMlaGYDQ&q=geschichtederal02gngoog&oq=geschichtederal02gngoog&gs_l=psy-ab.3...308701.310173..310905...0.0..0.262.2715.2-11......0....1..gws-wiz.slTUT0DHslI&ved=0ahUKEwie86Xh4ZHnAhVO1VkKHcxKCNMQ4dUDCAs&uact=5

maybe the "in url seach" should be even better.

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Poster: cuneiform Date: Jan 20, 2020 1:19am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Why not finding a book as per its file name?

@AntonP2

Great, Old Chap!

It works for me. Cause a flash drive 16 Gb died, also my whole library gathered or collected at the same time.

My hat off, thanks a lot.

Cheers.

PS. However, your help is personal while being imparted to an inquiry. It would be perhaps better to make this help available in Advanced Search to all the users seeking for that. I personally was not up to such a sophisticated search, to tell the truth, alas. Moreover, the pdf files as a standard are generally most feasible to any damages or corruption.
This post was modified by cuneiform on 2020-01-20 09:19:41