Newbie question: Everything - Security

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StreifLicht
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Newbie question: Everything - Security

Post by StreifLicht » Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:24 am

I set up Everything to scan the local drive and a mapped network drive.
I have installed Everything as a portable version on a USB-Stick.
No shared index.
In the Directory where Everything.exe is located there is a file Everything.db
Is this the only file where ALL scanned data is stored? Or are there any other files?
I am wondering if the Everything is secure, since I allow the program to perform a full scan of all data.
Sorry if this is a thumb question. I just want to secure that the search process is secure.
Any comment is appreciated.

horst.epp
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Re: Newbie question: Everything - Security

Post by horst.epp » Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:12 pm

There is no full scan of data, contents is not scanned or indexed at all.
To access the data normal OS access rights take place.
The Everything.db is only stored on exit of Everything and is the only place where data is hold.
So the conclusion:
Everything is as secure as such a tool can be

NotNull
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Re: Newbie question: Everything - Security

Post by NotNull » Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:15 pm

Everything scans only filenames, including accompanying filesize, filedate. That information is saved in Everything.db (and nowhere else). As @horst.epp already mentioned: the content of these files (txt, doc, xls, etcetera) is not in the database.

You are the only one that can decide if that is save in your environment.

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