Monitor Changes & enable USN Journal

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phrab
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Monitor Changes & enable USN Journal

Postby phrab » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:19 am

I just downloaded Everything & find it amazing! I was using DirNow! for decades, and very happy with it, but it just quit in Windows 10.

Anyhow, I was wondering if it's advisable to uncheck monitor changes & uncheck enabling USN Journal. I primarily use Everything to open folders, so that I don't have to wade through a start menu. I don't make that many changes to my system & if I do, I was wondering if I could just manually update the database? When I used DirNow!, I would just update the database once a week.

I'm not quite sure why I would need either of those options, since it's so quick to create a database.
Thank you in advance!

void
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Re: Monitor Changes & enable USN Journal

Postby void » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:46 am

The USN Journal is maintained by the NTFS driver.
Unchecking the USN Journal will be futile on Windows Vista or later, it is recreated on boot.


To disable real-time monitoring in Everything:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the NTFS tab.
  • For each NTFS volume:
    • Uncheck Monitor changes.
  • Click OK.

To force Everything to reindex:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Indexes tab.
  • Click Force Rebuild.
  • Click OK.

To index only folders:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Exclude tab.
  • Change Exclude files to: *
  • Click OK.

phrab
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Re: Monitor Changes & enable USN Journal

Postby phrab » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:58 pm

Thank you for your quick reply! I appreciate it!


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