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Stop scanning

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:39 am
by JosephWebber
Is there a way to stop Everything scanning so that I can carry out a search? Ideally I would like not to update indexes but to force rebuild whenever it is convenient.

Re: Stop scanning

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:45 pm
by therube
Options | Indexes | NTFS -> Monitor changes, uncheck for the drive(s) you want to manually update.

Re: Stop scanning

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:23 am
by void
Another way to have more control over when Everything updates its indexes is to pause monitoring:
If you would like to start Everything without updating the indexes, run Everything.exe with the -monitor-pause command line option.

NTFS, ReFS and folder index monitoring can also be paused from in Everything:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /monitor_pause
To resume monitoring:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /monitor_resume

Re: Stop scanning

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:13 am
by voidme
/monitor_pause Will also wipe the search results which are already made.
Is it possible to pause the search (via a command) without wiping the results which are already made?
Maybe a pause button would be nice? ;)

Re: Stop scanning

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:17 am
by NotNull
voidme wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:13 am
/monitor_pause Will also wipe the search results which are already made.
Is it possible to pause the search (via a command) without wiping the results which are already made?
Yes:
- Press CTRL+N to open a new Everything search window (or Menu:File > New Search Window)
- type /monitor_pause in the address bar of the new window (and press ENTER)

Re: Stop scanning

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:59 am
by voidme
Thanks!