Shortcut to let everything start scan all folders

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Tonnie123
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Shortcut to let everything start scan all folders

Post by Tonnie123 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:16 pm

Hello,

Is it possible -when everything is running at the background- to use a windows-shortcut (on the desktop) to let everything start scan all folders?

In meantime I found something: "C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe" -reindex

Then the whole list gets clear. But now, I am wondering if there exists also an option with the behaviour like you choose to <update all folders> (so the list is still there when everything is updating)...

void
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Re: Shortcut to let everything start scan all folders

Post by void » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:35 am

You will need to use folder indexing instead of NTFS indexing:

Normally Everything will default to NTFS indexing as it is faster and does not miss changes.
Everything will like to keep your NTFS indexes up to date before showing any results which can take several minutes.

Folder indexing is another option that allows you to index any file-system folder.
Folder indexing is much slower and can miss changes, so you will need to schedule rescans periodically (daily is the default)
Folder rescanning is done in the background, allowing you to search while the database is updated.

Please try:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the NTFS tab on the left.
  • For each NTFS volume in the list:
    • Uncheck Include in database.
  • Click the Folders tab on the left.
  • Click Add....
  • Select your NTFS volume and click Open.
  • Repeat for additional NTFS volumes
  • Click OK.
The initial scan will be slow. Once the initial scan is complete, the next time you launch Everything you should see your results instantly.
Currently, there is no command line option to rescan all folders now.
Everything will rescan your folder indexes daily at 3am, if you computer is not on at 3am, the rescan will occur the next time you run Everything.

You can configure how often Everything rescans your folder indexes from Tools -> Options -> Folders.

To force Everything to rescan your folders, do one of the following:
  • Launch Everything after 3am.
  • Type in the following search and press ENTER: /update
  • Click Tools -> Options -> Folders -> Rescan All Now.

Tonnie123
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Re: Shortcut to let everything start scan all folders

Post by Tonnie123 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:40 am

<Currently, there is no command line option to rescan all folders now.>
Ahh OK. The suggestions you gave me they are great, thank you very much!

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