Where is everything.db?

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johnny
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Where is everything.db?

Post by johnny » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:39 pm

Hi

I just started using Everything and still testing it how it works. I was looking for the database, everything.db... and I can't find it. I didn't set a specific location, so Database location in Tools/Options/Indexes is empty.

Where should it be?

Thanks!

horst.epp
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Re: Where is everything.db?

Post by horst.epp » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:42 pm

Depends on your setup.
But why don't you use Everything itself and search for everything.db
It is only created / updated on stop of Everything.

johnny
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Re: Where is everything.db?

Post by johnny » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:57 pm

If I search for 'everything.db' it doesn't find anything. If I search for 'everything' it still doesn't find it.See attached screenshots.
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SuperDude
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Re: Where is everything.db?

Post by SuperDude » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:21 pm

Try typing file: Everything.db

johnny
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Re: Where is everything.db?

Post by johnny » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:29 pm

Still no luck. See also that I don't have anthing in Exlcude options:
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NotNull
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Re: Where is everything.db?

Post by NotNull » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:57 pm

Like @horst.epp already mentioned: the database will be written to disk only if you exit Everything. If this is the first time you are running Everything, there will be no database on disk.
After you exited Everything, the database will most likely be in the same folder where your Everything.exe is OR in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Everything (which would 'translate' te something like: C:\Users\johnny\AppData\Local\Everything\Everything.db)

Try it with the following steps:
- Exit Everything by righ-clicking the Everything icon in the systemtray > Exit
- Start Everything through it's shortcut
- search for:
everything.db


Now you should be able to find the database.

johnny
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Re: Where is everything.db?

Post by johnny » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:05 pm

Thank you @horst.epp and @NotNull, I had to exit Everything and the file is now where it should be.

Thanks!

johnny
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Re: Where is everything.db?

Post by johnny » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:06 pm

@SuperDude, thank you, yoo, of course!
It's tricky the first time using any tools.

NotNull
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Re: Where is everything.db?

Post by NotNull » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:27 pm

johnny wrote:It's tricky the first time using any tools.
That sounds familiar :)

Everything is one of those tools that's definitely worth to get to know better (of course I'm completely unbiased and objective here :))
If you have any more struggles/challenges: there are a lot of friendly, helpful people on this forum to help you with those.

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