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What is the point of the File List Filename collumn

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:04 pm
by vsub
Just a simple question

Opening a filelist just shows the name of the file list on every row...same thing on every row(the filelist name is also displayed at the right side of the status bar which makes it even more confusing)
I thought maybe everything can load multiple file lists but if that's true how?

Re: What is the point of the File List Filename collumn

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:28 pm
by NotNull
That column comes in handy if you add multiple filelists to your Everything index (Menu:Tools > Options > Indexes > Filelists )

Filelists are most often used for static content, like CD's and DVD's.
When you add multiple CD's, the path of filenamses will all be shown as E:\folder\file.txt. The File List FileName column makes it possible to find out that E:\... is on DVD_001.efu, so you can just grab DVD001.

Re: What is the point of the File List Filename collumn

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:52 pm
by vsub
Ok,thanks for the info(I didn't know I can add file lists to the databse)

Re: What is the point of the File List Filename collumn

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:01 pm
by NotNull
Everything is full of surprises! :)

One other positive surprise (it was to me): If you update an .EFU filelist that was added to the index, it will automatically update the database with the contents of that filelist.

Re: What is the point of the File List Filename collumn

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:16 pm
by jsueirob
NotNull wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:01 pm
Everything is full of surprises! :)

One other positive surprise (it was to me): If you update an .EFU filelist that was added to the index, it will automatically update the database with the contents of that filelist.
This option can be (de-)activated when adding the .efu to the index ("Monitor changes")

Re: What is the point of the File List Filename collumn

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:31 pm
by NotNull
jsueirob wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:16 pm
This option can be (de-)activated when adding the .efu to the index ("Monitor changes")
Good addition. Thanks!