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Emulator Issues #12288

The search subfolders option does not follow symlinks on windows

Added by Nickps about 1 month ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
% Done:

0%

Operating system:
N/A
Issue type:
Bug
Milestone:
Regression:
No
Relates to usability:
No
Relates to performance:
No
Easy:
No
Relates to maintainability:
No
Regression start:
Fixed in:

Description

What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.

Basically what the title says. When search subfolders is checked and one of the selected folders contains a symlink, Dolphin will not find the games stored in the link's destination.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

  1. Create a directory symbolic link to a folder containing an ISO which Dolphin should detect. This is done with the "mklink /D" command (Directory junctions which are created with /J behave as expected)
  2. Open Dolphin and add the folder containing the symlink to the Game folders list.
  3. Enable the follow subfolders option if it's not enabled already
  4. Refresh if "Check for Game List Changes in the Background" is disabled

Is the issue present in the latest development version? For future reference, please also write down the version number of the latest development version.

5.0-12714

Is the issue present in the latest stable version?

No, 5.0 does not have this issue

If the issue isn't present in the latest stable version, which is the first broken version? (You can find the first broken version by bisecting. Windows users can use the tool https://forums.dolphin-emu.org/Thread-green-notice-development-thread-unofficial-dolphin-bisection-tool-for-finding-broken-builds and anyone who is building Dolphin on their own can use git bisect.)

5.0-10969

What are your PC specifications? (CPU, GPU, Operating System, more)

OS:Windows 7 (I will be able to check if the issue persists on Windows 10 in about a month if necessary)

(The rest of my system's specs don't appear relevant but I will provide them if they are)

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