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by burgundy
Tue May 07, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Re-creating the database for performance?
Replies: 1
Views: 2080

Re-creating the database for performance?

Assume Everything is installed and running. Also that volumes have been added and removed, and different indexing options have been changed. Will it improve Everything's performance to delete the database file and re-index everything from scratch? I have a hunch that just re-indexing after a lot of ...
by burgundy
Sat May 04, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Indexing files on USB stick attached to wi-fi router
Replies: 1
Views: 1988

Indexing files on USB stick attached to wi-fi router

Can Everything index music files on a USB memory stick which is plugged into my wi-fi router? I am new to this area and am not sure what to do with the information in the thread https://www.voidtools.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1782 Below I describe my setup. ---------- I have downloaded music files t...
by burgundy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How exclude "Removable Disk (A)"
Replies: 2
Views: 1909

Re: How exclude "Removable Disk (A)"

It is already set like that.

What I want is not to see the entry for "REMOVEABLE DISK (A)".

Is this possible?
by burgundy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How exclude "Removable Disk (A)"
Replies: 2
Views: 1909

How exclude "Removable Disk (A)"

Can I exclude the entry for "Removable Disk (A)" in the list of volumes in Options > NTFS?

I want to keep entries for removable USB disks.

If I mistakenly select the A-volume, which doesn't exist on my machine, I have to wait 30 seconds until Windows clears its errors.
by burgundy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "Enable USN Journal" keeps getting set
Replies: 1
Views: 1617

"Enable USN Journal" keeps getting set

I run two instances of Everything. Everything-1 is for volumes C, D, E, F Everything-2 is for volumes X, Y (USB offline volume) I uncheck "Enable USN Journal" but a volume (that is set to "Monitor Changes" in the other instance of Everything) will automatically get "Enable USN Journal" checked. Is t...
by burgundy
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Possible to search by file extension using its shortcut?
Replies: 7
Views: 4318

Re: Possible to search by file extension using its shortcut?

For this I use the file manager Total Commander . As an aside, is there any easy way to integrate Everything with Total Commander? I have tried a couple of times in the past but it seemed to get very complicated. There is an option to use Everything on the Total Commander "Find Files" screen which ...
by burgundy
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Scanning every time I restore offline USB volume
Replies: 3
Views: 2667

Re: Scanning every time I restore offline USB volume

It turns out that I had one of the REFS options set to "Uncheck Automatically include fixed volumes." Thank you for your help.
by burgundy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Scanning every time I restore offline USB volume
Replies: 3
Views: 2667

Re: Scanning every time I restore offline USB volume

Thank you for all the information. i will check this shorty.
by burgundy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Possible to search by file extension using its shortcut?
Replies: 7
Views: 4318

Possible to search by file extension using its shortcut?

I sometimes want to search for all PDFs in a particular directory including those PDFs with a shortcut link in that directory. In other words, can Everything search a directory by file extension in a way that would also include the file extension of a file that a shortcut link points to? Is it possi...
by burgundy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Difference between EXT and TYPE ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1744

Re: Difference between EXT and TYPE ?

So TYPE is the description of EXT.

Thank you.
by burgundy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Difference between EXT and TYPE ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1744

Difference between EXT and TYPE ?

What s the difference between EXT and TYPE functions?

When I tried type:pdf I got some very unexpected results that made little sense.
by burgundy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Scanning every time I restore offline USB volume
Replies: 3
Views: 2667

Scanning every time I restore offline USB volume

Everything scans a USB disk every time I plug it in. Can I avoid the scan and instead use the index data previously stored by Everything? Below are my settings. Options > Indexes > NTFS: "Auto include new fixed volumes" = OFF "Auto include new removable volumes" = OFF "Auto remove offline volumes" =...
by burgundy
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Meaning of "thisweek" and "lastweek" in search syntax
Replies: 11
Views: 7553

Re: Meaning of "thisweek" and "lastweek" in search syntax

I will add this to this thread although it's a slightly different problem. These don't work for me: dm:lasthour dm:lasthours dm:last1hour However this does work: dm:last1hours Perhaps the non-working examples I have given here should be incorporated when the other quirks in this thread are fixed.
by burgundy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Want to find files containing "KV" in their name which are not already in directories with "KV" in their name
Replies: 5
Views: 3084

Want to find files containing "KV" in their name which are not already in directories with "KV" in their name

Can anyone please help construct a suitable Everything query.

I have many files with "KV" in their name and most are correctly filed in directories - which also have "KV" in their directory name.

How do I find those files containing "KV" which are not in directories with "KV"in their name?
by burgundy
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How is bracket sign interpreted
Replies: 3
Views: 2590

How is bracket sign interpreted

I wanted to search for a left bracket sign like that but got strange results. The sign had to be in quotes, like this, to be able to search for it. "(" How is the following left bracket character interpreted in a search? ( For some reason, the corresponding right bracket seem to give different resul...
by burgundy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Keeping a file in results list after changing its name
Replies: 5
Views: 4652

Re: Keeping a file in results list after changing its name

void wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:10 am
What about an option to pin an item to the result list? the item would stay in the result list until unpinned?
Personally I wouldn't have any use for that. If I wanted to see some previous files while search for others, I would prefer to open an new Everything window.
by burgundy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Meaning of "thisweek" and "lastweek" in search syntax
Replies: 11
Views: 7553

Re: Meaning of "thisweek" and "lastweek" in search syntax

"2monthsago" is a possibility and looks different enough to help distinguish it.

I sort of think "previous2months" is a better description than "last2months" for the calendar month before this one plus the calendar month before that.
by burgundy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Add single directory in another partition
Replies: 3
Views: 2858

Re: Add single directory in another partition

I must have overlooked that. Thank you.
by burgundy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Fragmentation of Everything's .DB file
Replies: 3
Views: 2533

Fragmentation of Everything's .DB file

After an index rebuild, I use utility to check if Everything's .DB file is fragmented. In my case, the .DB file can be in as many as 20 fragments!

Does Everything load the .DB file only at startup or does it access the .DB file for each query?
by burgundy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Add single directory in another partition
Replies: 3
Views: 2858

Add single directory in another partition

I use Everything to index two partitions. There is a directory on a third partition which I would also like to index. Is it possible to index just that directory? The only way I know is to specify the whole partition on the NTFS tab in Options and then to use the Exclude tab to exclude all the other...
by burgundy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Meaning of "thisweek" and "lastweek" in search syntax
Replies: 11
Views: 7553

Re: Meaning of "thisweek" and "lastweek" in search syntax

This is hugely late reply. Perhaps instead of "last" you could use the word "previous" in date qualifiers. This makes it clearer that the range specified started from the end of the last period. So "previous2months" means the previous calendar month and also the calendar month before that. However i...
by burgundy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Keeping a file in results list after changing its name
Replies: 5
Views: 4652

Re: Keeping a file in results list after changing its name

Thank you for offering to include an option to keep the file name in the results list after a name change. However this would affect all searches which may be more than necessary. Perhaps a "one time" option would be more flexible. Maybe the user could press a kep like CTRL or ALT when selecting ren...
by burgundy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Keeping a file in results list after changing its name
Replies: 5
Views: 4652

Keeping a file in results list after changing its name

When I search for a file and use Everything to rename it, it immediately disappears from the search list. I have "Search As You Type" set in Options. Is there a temporary override or hotkey within Everything which keeps a file visible in the results list in such circumstances? For example, I may wan...
by burgundy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Understanding syntax of \*\*
Replies: 1
Views: 2489

Understanding syntax of \*\*

If I want to search only a folder (such as the root c:\) and not include any subfolders, then I use this command:

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c:\ !c:\*\*
Can someone explain the syntax of this part: \*\*

It looks a bit like some form of regex but can't be because regex is not enabled.
by burgundy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Selecting files using month name
Replies: 3
Views: 3243

Selecting files using month name

I am having trouble searching for files created in a given month. When I search using dc:jan/2018 then Everything returns files from January 2019 not January 2018. The results are the same If I search with dc:jan/2017 . Everything appears to be ignoring the year. However using numerals does work cor...
by burgundy
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Syntax for date range
Replies: 5
Views: 10804

Syntax for date range

I want to find all jpeg files with a creation date between 1st January 2017 and 30th April 2017. However neither of these works:

dc:>01jan2017 dc:<30april2017 *.jpg

dc:>01jan2017 AND dc:<30april2017 *.jpg


Can someone kindly advise what the correct syntax should be.
by burgundy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How find files with full stop in the name?
Replies: 6
Views: 2915

Re: How find files with full stop in the name?

I had thought file: referred only to the part before the separator and extension. It seems not.

Thank you.
by burgundy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How find files with full stop in the name?
Replies: 6
Views: 2915

How find files with full stop in the name?

How can I use Everything to find all files with a full stop in their name?

For example there may be a file called this:
Mister X. and his wife.doc

I have tried using
file:"."
but it doesn't work.
by burgundy
Thu May 24, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "match path" compared to using modifier "folder:"
Replies: 4
Views: 1980

Re: "match path" compared to using modifier "folder:"

You cannot combine or search for files when using folder. > folder: suppl best (or, best folder: suppl) says to find a folder name that includes, suppl AND best Thank you for the explanation. I had thought the modifier "folder" applied to the specific folder containing the actual file being search ...
by burgundy
Thu May 24, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Support
Topic: "match path" compared to using modifier "folder:"
Replies: 4
Views: 1980

Re: "match path" compared to using modifier "folder:"

Thanks for your reply. I am not using the full path name and file name as the search term, so I guess the need to use spaces which you mention does not apply. However I am still confused. My question can be restated slightly as follows. I want to find this file: D:\USER DATA\SUPPLEMENTS\Best Vitamin...
by burgundy
Mon May 21, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Support
Topic: "match path" compared to using modifier "folder:"
Replies: 4
Views: 1980

"match path" compared to using modifier "folder:"

I want to find this file: D:\USER DATA\SUPPLEMENTS\Best Vitamins.pdf Why does the second method below fail? (1) Everything locates it if I search for suppl best with Match Path enabled. (2) Everything does not locate it if I search for folder:suppl best without Match Path All other search menu optio...
by burgundy
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Default font type
Replies: 3
Views: 1766

Re: Default font type

Thank you for the information.
by burgundy
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Default font type
Replies: 3
Views: 1766

Default font type

What font is being used as the default? It seems very similar to Arial.

I have been trying to change the font size (in the Options) to see more detail but got puzzled about which is the default.
by burgundy
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Running two instances of Everything on different databases?
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

Re: Running two instances of Everything on different databases?

That's great. Thank you. I had mistakenly thought "multiple instances" referred only to having to having two or more Everything windows open at the same time!
by burgundy
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Running two instances of Everything on different databases?
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

Running two instances of Everything on different databases?

Is it possible to have a second installation of Everything but for the second Everything to index different disk volumes and store it's data in a different database file?

Ideally I would like to run each version of Everything at the same time if needed.

Is this possible?
by burgundy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Why doesn't this search work?
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Re: Why doesn't this search work?

When using X: or \\ the full path and filename must match (see Match path when a search term contains a path separator ) I had never thought about using the path separator to locate the beginning of a file name. I am not exactly clear what "Match path when a search term contains a path separator" s...
by burgundy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Why doesn't this search work?
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Re: Why doesn't this search work?

therube wrote:This should be sufficient (using a "normal" rather then regex search):

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X:  dt*
Hello Rube. Thanks for your reply. The example above matches the occurence of "DT" anywhere within the file name but I want to find "DT" only at the beginning. Your other suggestion works well.
by burgundy
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Why doesn't this search work?
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Why doesn't this search work?

I want to search for all files or folders on drive X which start with "DT". I switch regex on and use: x: ^DT but get no results. When I search using ^DT with regex set on, I get results but, of course, from too many drives. However the results vanish if I type a space before all the "X". I thought ...
by burgundy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Performance of (1) extra index fields and (2) fast sorting
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

Performance of (1) extra index fields and (2) fast sorting

My PC is old and slow. In Options > Indexes, the user can select what data to index and also select items for fast sorting. I am surprised to see the popup info say that storing extra info in the index can slow down Everything. Surely extra info needs only extra storage and doesn't affect search per...
by burgundy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How assign hotkey to filter by file category ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2491

Re: How assign hotkey to filter by file category ?

Thank you, Tuska.
by burgundy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How assign hotkey to filter by file category ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2491

Re: How assign hotkey to filter by file category ?

Thank you. I had been looking in Options > General > Keyboard.

What does the entry for "macro" do?
by burgundy
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How assign hotkey to filter by file category ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2491

How assign hotkey to filter by file category ?

I often use the drop-down combo box to filter results by file category (such as audio, folder, executable).

However I would like to press a particular hotkey and have the results filtered by one of the categories (say, documents). If this is possible then how would I do it?


Thank you.
by burgundy
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: PC power to support "Monitor Changes"
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

PC power to support "Monitor Changes"

If I set Everything to "Monitor Changes" for a disk volume (which I use for old data) then does the PC incur any cpu or memory overhead if there is no read/write activity on that volume? BACKGROUND: Everything is installed on a old Windows XP PC which has very little spare power. One of the disk vol...
by burgundy
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Meaning of "thisweek" and "lastweek" in search syntax
Replies: 11
Views: 7553

Re: Meaning of "thisweek" and "lastweek" in search syntax

I have got a bit lost with what was happening here! When I get a moment i will review it all again in the light of comments from TheRube.
by burgundy
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: ESCAPE key does not always exit Everything
Replies: 5
Views: 4949

Re: ESCAPE key does not always exit Everything

I have downloaded the latest beta and will see how it works. Thank you.
by burgundy
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: ESCAPE key does not always exit Everything
Replies: 5
Views: 4949

Re: ESCAPE key does not always exit Everything

I am the original poster. I definitely get problems with the ESC key on WinXP/SP3 being used to exit Everything. I have disabled CTRL-W in Everything. There are none of the other actions you listed that are pending. I can repeatedly hit the ESC key and nothing happens. I can change where in Everythi...
by burgundy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Meaning of "thisweek" and "lastweek" in search syntax
Replies: 11
Views: 7553

Re: Meaning of "thisweek" and "lastweek" in search syntax

After some time using these modifiers, I would like to request a change. This is the current situation: "this month" means this current calendar month. "last month" means the previous calendar month. "last2months" means the previous calendar month plus the calendar month before that. However "last2m...
by burgundy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: ESCAPE key does not always exit Everything
Replies: 5
Views: 4949

Re: ESCAPE key does not always exit Everything

The problem is intermittent. As far as I can remember, none of those operations you mention were pending or had just occurred.

I will look more closely at those possibilities next time it occurs and report back.
by burgundy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Support
Topic: ESCAPE key does not always exit Everything
Replies: 5
Views: 4949

ESCAPE key does not always exit Everything

On occasion the Escape key does not work to exit Everything. I am using Everything 1.4.1.877 on WinXP/SP3. In case there was a conflict occuring, I removed "Ctrl W" from Tools > Options > Keyboard > File|Close. Now there is just "ESC (Global)". I still have the problem. What else can I do to use the...