Indexing not to interrupt search

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em-1024
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Indexing not to interrupt search

Post by em-1024 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:11 pm

I have been a happy user of Everything for a long time. I have noticed that when I add network shares to a new installation or a new network share to an existing installation, Everything becomes non-responsive while it's indexing these new drives.

I think it would be great if the search window would still respond with whatever results it has even if they are incomplete.

NotNull
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Re: Indexing not to interrupt search

Post by NotNull » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:58 pm

Updating in the background is on the to do list for the upcoming major release of Everything (unknown release date).

Although I think - based on the little I know about the inner workings of Everything - that new folders/volumes use a different routine and can not easily be accessed on-the-fly before all entries are processed. This is due to the database layout.
But I might be wrong about that.

em-1024
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Re: Indexing not to interrupt search

Post by em-1024 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:22 pm

That is great that it's in progress.

Can there be different databases for each drive and just return what is able to be returned???... That would allow for non-indexing drives to return data. At least it would from my limited view.

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Re: Indexing not to interrupt search

Post by NotNull » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:40 pm

em-1024 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:22 pm
That is great that it's in progress.

Can there be different databases for each drive and just return what is able to be returned???... That would allow for non-indexing drives to return data. At least it would from my limited view.
Take a look at IndexThis. Is that something that can help you?

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