Any way to schedule when it does it's indexing?

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Any way to schedule when it does it's indexing?

Postby thereza » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:37 am

I like everything, but it seems to run throughout the day, and it's not nearly as fast as it's claimed to be. It takes over an hour to run (~200G worth of info on my HD - and I have a velociraptor drive which is super fast). I would like it to index at a specific time (say, 5am). Is there any way to configure that?

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Re: Any way to schedule when it does it's indexing?

Postby David » Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:29 am

How many files do you have ?

Please try running "Everything" in debug mode.

In debug mode "Everything" will display critical timing information and other useful information.

To run "Everything" in debug mode, run:
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Everything.exe -debug


What is displayed in the debugging window?
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Re: Any way to schedule when it does it's indexing?

Postby thereza » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:20 am

It doesn't display anything, it just opens an empty window. Though now I'm thinking the indexing that I was noticing wasn't caused by everything (see http://reza.net/wordpress/?p=219 for what the problem was). So when does everything do it's indexing and what makes it so fast?

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Re: Any way to schedule when it does it's indexing?

Postby David » Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:28 am

Try:
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Everything.exe -debug

I had a bogus full stop in the above post.

So when does everything do it's indexing and what makes it so fast?

When you first run "Everything" it will index all your files and folders (this should only happen once).
"Everything" reads the NTFS Master File Table (MFT) to build its initial database.

The next time you run "Everything" it will update its database using the USN Change Journal.
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Re: Any way to schedule when it does it's indexing?

Postby at45 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:10 pm

I'm resurrecting this thread because I have the same query. Periodically, I'll boot up the PC and there will be a flurry of HDD activity. Low and behold, Everything says "Scanning" in the status bar each time this happens. But it doesn't seem to happen for any particular reason.

Whatever is going on, I don't think it's supposed to be. It's as though Everything has lost it's DB and it making a new one. As David said, the indexing should only happen once, right? I really like Everything Search, so I'm keen to solve this.

If anyone doesn't like thread resurrections, tough :P
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Re: Any way to schedule when it does it's indexing?

Postby therube » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:11 pm

Disable Everything from starting up automatically.
See if activity then continues on startup.
If it does, then not every would be attributable to Everything.

Then start Everything manually & note how long, how much activity it takes.
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Re: Any way to schedule when it does it's indexing?

Postby at45 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:41 pm

I've done this. It is definitely Everything. It takes about 3 minutes to scan both my drives, C first, then X.

I have it start as a scheduled task, because that way I don't have to deal with the admin privileges thing.

Is there some way I can get it to log what it's doing in order to work out why?

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Re: Any way to schedule when it does it's indexing?

Postby at45 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:04 pm

Unfortunately I have to come back to this topic. Right now Everything is grinding away at my disks again, and it will be for the next few minutes.

I've done some testing. Everything does not give any indication of why it updates the database in debug mode - so I can't offer information about what is causing it. I took screenshots but they seem to be useless. I am determined to solve this though. All I want really is an option to tell it to never, ever re-scan the drive unless I issue the instruction, but I won't hold my breathe for that.

Today this occurred after a reboot following a Windows Update (and I turned off System Restore). I wouldn't mind so much if it just scanned C: on these occasions, but to do all the drives?

Anyway any takers?

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