Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

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Debugger
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Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby Debugger » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:21 am

Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases, etc.

example:
size:10kb to 20kb (not work)

Add 3 simple dialogs:
+Filename:
+In Dir:
+File Size:



Work for me other tool
Advanced algorithms will match perfectly every simple word or phrase,

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*.mp3
sakina                   .com
10kb to 6m



The simplified method is much better than studded all kinds of different options that rather than speed up the search this slow down the search, you lose time to enter various keyword phrases and settings

void
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Re: Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby void » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:26 am

Please try the advanced search under the Search menu.

size:10kb to 20kb (not work)


To search for a range of sizes, use the .. or - range specifier, for example to search for 10kb to 6MB, search for:
size:10kb..6mb

-or-

size:10kb-6mb

Debugger
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Re: Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby Debugger » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:29 am

CLTR+A Select all files.
No shows TOTAL size files or folders.
Where are the counters?

void
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Re: Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby void » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:35 am

To show the total size in the status bar:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the View tab.
  • Check Show size in status bar.
  • Click OK.

Note: enabling this option will reduce the searching performance of Everything.

Debugger
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Re: Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby Debugger » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:31 am

void wrote:To show the total size in the status bar:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the View tab.
  • Check Show size in status bar.
  • Click OK.

Note: enabling this option will reduce the searching performance of Everything.


Shows: Number of objects.
It does not show TOTAL SIZE (Example: Select 30000 files)

salazor
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Re: Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby salazor » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:42 am

Everything shows the total size for selected files (in the lower right corner), not for folders yet.

Stamimail
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Re: Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby Stamimail » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:31 pm

salazor wrote:Everything shows the total size for selected files (in the lower right corner), not for folders yet.

I've also noticed to this bug. Folders are not calculted even though you enabled "Index folder size".

Another thing I've noticed, is about functions. For example the pic: function.
A user not always remember the specific functiom name, and he will try:
Picture:
Pictures:
Pics:

But only pic: will work.
pic: is great for the advanced user that use this form often. But if one is a beginner or use this form rarely, he will need to look for the right form.
I there a problem/harm to add all kinds of common names to functions, so user can use pictures: DateModified: etc ?

therube
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Re: Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby therube » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:10 am

You can change (or delete) the [shortcut] macro as it is.
Though you're limited to one single "phrase".

So you could change "pic" to "xyz", if you so wanted.

(But you can't use both "pic" and "xyz" to refer to the same filter.
You could duplicate a filter, & assign it a separate macro name.
So make a copy of the pic filter, name it Picture2 or whatever, then assign the macro "xyz" to it.
Then you can search for pictures using either pic: or xyz:
Yes, having synonyms for the macro name would be easier.)

void
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Re: Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby void » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:25 am

Including the size of folders in the status bar is odd, since folder sizes include subfolders.
Selecting multiple folders will appear to show bogus sizes, especially when selecting folders that are already included because a parent was selected.
Maybe an option to show only the size of files in folders and an option to show folder sizes in the status bar..

I'll add pictures: picture: pics: to the list of built in macros for Everything 1.5.
I'm looking at moving custom macros from the UI to the database for support with IPC/ETP/HTTP, which will make adding multiple macros easier.

Using TAB or showing a dropdown list of commands is also on my TODO list for Everything 1.5.
TAB Auto-completion for some commands will be available in the next 1.4 beta update.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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Re: Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby Stamimail » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:47 pm

void wrote:Including the size of folders in the status bar is odd, since folder sizes include subfolders.

I can't understand you.
It's like you choose in Explorer folders and files and Alt+Enter, where you can see the size of the all selection.
Currently Folders are not calculated.
Of course, if there are parent and subfolders in selection, only the parent folder should be calculated.

void
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Re: Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby void » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:34 am

The same subfolder size is included multiple times in the selection, giving a incorrect total size.
Like you said I would have to make Everything "smart" and only include subfolders once. Unfortunately, doing so would probably hurt performance. I'll consider an option to calculate folder sizes in the statusbar.

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Re: Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby Stamimail » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:23 pm

You are supppsed to calculate just the most parent folder selected..
The same problem you have btw with Copy/Move parent and subs folders. You need to Copy/Move just the parent.

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Re: Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby Debugger » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:02 pm

void

Not work for me:

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400kb..999kb
400kb-999kb
400kb .. 999kb


0 objects

My suggestion, without introducing unnecessary phrases
size:
regex:
and many other unnecessary things.
More simpler(!!!!) names, regex and file size

salazor
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Re: Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby salazor » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:41 pm

Strange, for me it works very well:

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size:400kb..999kb
size:400kb-999kb

Debugger
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Re: Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby Debugger » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:03 pm

Why writing a word :x

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size:

This is a very redundant words.
Minimalist and always will be - the best! :D


Everything:
Need :|


NoNameTool:
do not need to enter any words, and always works.
The minimalistic = always better 8-)

salazor
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Re: Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby salazor » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:51 am

Debugger - Tell a friend released to this program, because of your description it looks for the best program of the decade. :D

I also want to try: NoNameTool

Debugger wrote:Why writing a word :x

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size:

Because then the program knows that he has to look for in size, not in the file name.

So hard for you to enter additional 5 characters?

Debugger
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Re: Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby Debugger » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:03 pm

So hard for you to enter additional 5 characters?


Yes because it's stupid words and it takes a lot of valuable seconds in each operation: search

Please Add separate tables to search for different Filename, path 1 (name), path 2 (In Dir), size, etc.


salazor
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Re: Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby salazor » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:41 pm

Debugger wrote:
So hard for you to enter additional 5 characters?


Yes because it's stupid words and it takes a lot of valuable seconds in each operation: search

Please Add separate tables to search for different Filename, path 1 (name), path 2 (In Dir), size, etc.

Separate fields you have in Advanced Search - few entries, clicks and you're done.

Stamimail
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Re: Fastest method of search for files, folders, without having each time entering different keyword phrases

Postby Stamimail » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:49 am

What about the idea to put checkboxes in each Column Head.
If you check Filename the search will be made just for Filename
if you check Path the search will be made just for Path
If you check Filename+Path the search will be made for Path+Filename
etc.

OneClick on one checkbox- Check/Uncheck
DoubleClick on one checkbox - Check/Uncheck a group
TripleClick on one checkbox - Check/Uncheck all

Default search settings by Home tab.

BTW, checkboxes can also be correct for patitions selection.


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