Keep recently deleted files in the database for a while

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maxfactor
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Keep recently deleted files in the database for a while

Postby maxfactor » Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:54 pm

I think that because Everything database contains information about specific files/folders I am particularly interested it could also be very useful in keeping track of what of them have been recently deleted (for example when you move a file instead of copying it, or a synchronization-software delete them, or even a Dropbox database corruption causes a file loss, etc...)
Last edited by maxfactor on Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:11 am, edited 1 time in total.

therube
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Re: Keep recently deleted files in the database for a while (to better monitor what is happening to my files)

Postby therube » Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:46 pm

Directory Monitor, free & paid versions.
(Untested.)

void
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Re: Keep recently deleted files in the database for a while (to better monitor what is happening to my files)

Postby void » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:31 am

This has been asked a couple times recently, I'm considering another database to monitor deleted files, kind of like recent changes.

It would probably be an optional toggle to enable from Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Index deleted files.
You could search for deleted: to show a list of all delete files, or search for deleted:<date> to list files on a certain date, or before, or after a certain date.

Thanks for the suggestions.

maxfactor
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Re: Keep recently deleted files in the database for a while (to better monitor what is happening to my files)

Postby maxfactor » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:09 am

Thanks to you.
If possible let the user choice how long time he wants deleted files be mantained in the database.
Regards.

Lyssa
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Re: Keep recently deleted files in the database for a while

Postby Lyssa » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:51 pm

Hi Void,

I know this is an old thread, but I would love something like this to be implemented. Being able to export just the items that have been deleted using es would be exactly what I am looking for. Taking it a step further, it would be great if we could have similar functionality when it comes to renames.

Melissa

therube
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Re: Keep recently deleted files in the database for a while

Postby therube » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:57 am

RecentFilesView may be of some interest too.

Say you played a movie clip, harouna-space-prix-operation-myopie-remboursement.mp4, then deleted the file.

Some time later, you say to yourself... what was the name of that file?!

RecentFilesView may have a record of that.
You fire up RFV, & say, "oh, that's what it was".


(I've deleted, renamed, files before, & used RFV to figure out similar.)

maxfactor
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Re: Keep recently deleted files in the database for a while

Postby maxfactor » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:51 am

Thank you dear, not so bad a GUI showing information already stored somewhere into Windows.

Anyway, implementing it into Everything could be even more powerful and more confortable (having one interface only).
For example you could see recently deleted files + realtime refresh + filtering.

Of course Directory Monitor is the best of all, but you have to keep it in background, together with Everything.

Thanks for your suggestions, they are very valid. My hope is that it will still be implemented in Everything (if not done yet) ;)


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