Search for list of files?

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reelismism
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Search for list of files?

Post by reelismism » Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:31 am

Hey all :) ,

I'm currently going through my Android at this moment and have 100's of video files I want to ensure are backed up - between online and offline.

I've got Everything working well with GSuite and can quickly search for individual filenames to ensure they're online, I also have *some* of these files offline on an ext HDD.

Wondering if I can prepare a list of the multiple files I'm looking for, like in a txt file, each filename per line, or something, to then get into Everything that might be able to show me a list of results?
In order to see what's online, offline, on HDD, etc.

Other than that, using Everything more and more, how does anyone live without it!?

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Re: Search for list of files?

Post by void » Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:35 am

Save the filenames (either as the basename or full path and filename) in a txt file encoded as UTF-8

basename only Example:

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My file.txt
My song.mp3
My Video.mp4
full path and filename Example:

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c:\documents\My file.txt
c:\music\My song.mp3
d:\videos\My Video.mp4
To search this txt file:
  • In Everything, from the Search menu, click Advanced Search.
  • Scroll down to the bottom and to the right of Search for a list of file names, click Browse....
  • Select your txt file and click Open.
  • Click OK.
This will build a really long filelist: search.
Note: there is a display limit of 4000 characters so your search box may appear empty. However, it will still function correctly.

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Re: Search for list of files?

Post by reelismism » Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:48 pm

Thanks very much, yet I just followed your steps with copying and pasting random photo filenames (no extensions) for a wordpress install and it only showed the following files:
cropped-perry-grone-lbLgFFlADrY-unsplash.jpg
USER

Here's what ended up in search bar:

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filelist:"bennett-tobias-W4CPwaUlRtg-unsplash|church-of-the-king-j9jZSqfH5YI-unsplash|annie-spratt-cVEOh_JJmEE-unsplash|austin-distel-wD1LRb9OeEo-unsplash|perry-grone-lbLgFFlADrY-unsplash|carlos-lindner-ZVo7vtXilCs-unsplash|nate-johnston-R8IdNx4eJH0-unsplash|charles-etoroma-95UF6LXe-Lo-unsplash|corinne-kutz-jfIgh0ijkqM-unsplash|avatar1|avatar2|avatar3|seth-doyle-YEK-1BZ7L1s-unsplash|brown-haired-girl-in-white-sleeveless-dress-standing-beside-756453|man-in-white-v-neck-t-shirt-and-black-pants-775358|men-s-white-dress-shirt-936229|photography-of-a-beautiful-woman-smiling-1024311|man-in-red-jacket-1681010|man-wearing-gray-and-red-crew-neck-shirt-smiling-1121796|men-s-wearing-black-suit-jacket-and-pants-937481|camera-contemporary-flash-134469|Posts-Export-2019-June-13-2007|divider-free-img|right-arrow-small|right-arrow-light|left-arrow-small|d4217c4527e2e6266f1eab3ca7ec1d24|ed26a61ee3d070b3295d2d602eca8fc0|499c4ccae79211c828c670537a077b3c|343c8fc4a8ea8734cca588b66b229a25|user|kali-4|woman-smiling-at-the-camera-1181686|bennett-tobias-YMpvL5eAtg0-unsplash|annie-spratt-cVEOh_JJmEE-unsplash2|bill-wegener-LqOO5Ko0zSo-unsplash|muhammad-taha-khan-0oZ7Nas7x4Q-unsplash|cropped-perry-grone-lbLgFFlADrY-unsplash|logo_scoach_wht|logo_icon_scoach|logo_scoach_lite|camera-contemporary-flash-134469|Buddhism-Child_CONTRAST|wind wheel|photo-1428189923803-e9801d464d76|xls-hoto-386148|foogy sunrise at highway|concrt_1|photo-1452110040644-6751c0c95836|e76494ac|fear-of-heights-2040805|6828320290_66fcecdd8f_o|imHjzx27pdT9r|kali-6|fear-of-heights-2040805-e1555190925965|bokeh_1920|Teddy_Shallow-depth|blog-18|water_droplets_macro_light_bulbs_depth_of_field_desktop_1920x1280_hd-wallpaper-1130627|white-05|light-bokeh-macro-depth-of-field-blurred-1920x1080-hd-wallpaper|Cityscapes-Cars-Urban-Bokeh-Depth-Of-Field-Nighttime-Street|004|bg-720p-FLIP_2mb|bg__0000_Fear Heights|bg__0009_Buddhism|bg__0008_Blue Table|bg__0007_Shorebreak|bg__0006_Bud|bg__0005_Highway|bg__0004_Clouds|bg__0003_UNSDG|bg__0002_Mtns|bg__0001_Concrete" file: 

reelismism
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Re: Search for list of files?

Post by reelismism » Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:47 am

Anything?

I realise no you were specifying full filenames, but that's not what I need.

Can it work as a multiple item partial text search?

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Re: Search for list of files?

Post by void » Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:55 am

For partial searches, please try the following:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /paste_new_line_op=1
  • where 1 is OR and 0 is AND (default)
  • If successful you should see paste_new_line_op=1 in the status bar for a few seconds.
  • Paste the contents of multi-line text file into the search bar in Everything. -If possible try avoid copying the last empty line or remove the trailing |<> in your search.
    this search can take several seconds to complete.

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