How the #*$@ is everything so fast?

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silversword
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How the #*$@ is everything so fast?

Post by silversword » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:42 am

It takes longer for windows explorer to do a properties on a folder with 5000 items than everything takes to fully index whole drives of 500000+ items.

How in the everloving @#$* is this software so fast when windows can't do even tell me properties on a folder?

Is this witchcraft?
Do I need to call the priest for an excorcism?
Should I lay a circle of salt around my computer for protection while I sleep?

Curious George wants to know ;)

ovg
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Re: How the #*$@ is everything so fast?

Post by ovg » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:17 am

You have forgotten the garlic also :mrgreen:

NotNull
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Re: How the #*$@ is everything so fast?

Post by NotNull » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:19 pm

The official statement is:
Everything scans the MFT directly, which limits Everything to NTFS volumes only.

Everything makes a very light copy of this mft and keeps it in memory, using the USN Change journal to monitor changes.

Searches are compiled into byte code and executed.
(source)

But I am pretty sure it is because Everything runs on extremely powerful batteries, based on alien technology ...

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