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beyondzhu
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how to make a filter that can filter the files from efu

Post by beyondzhu » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:18 am

I have many removable disk,and every removable disk I made a efu,
for example
removable disk 1.efu
removable disk 2.efu
removable disk 3.efu


Sometime,I want to find files that only in local disk,and I don't want to remove the file lists in everything options
so how to make a filter that can filter the files from all efu or from just removable disk 1.efu

void
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Re: how to make a filter that can filter the files from efu

Post by void » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:28 am

One way to do this is by specifying just the drive letters:

For example, a Local Disks filter:

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<C:|D:>
Where C: and D: are your local disks.

For example, a Removable Disks filter:

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<E:|F:|G:>
Where E:, F: and G: are your removable disks.

beyondzhu
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Re: how to make a filter that can filter the files from efu

Post by beyondzhu » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:43 pm

void wrote:One way to do this is by specifying just the drive letters:

For example, a Local Disks filter:

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<C:|D:>
Where C: and D: are your local disks.

For example, a Removable Disks filter:

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<E:|F:|G:>
Where E:, F: and G: are your removable disks.
I have c: d: e: f: as a local disks, and every removable disks is G: (I don't plug two Removable Disks at the same time,and every removable disk has only one Partition) so it don't Meet my requirements

I have 20 Removable Disks,and have 20 file lists ,I think it will be nice if there is a search syntax that can filter Specific efu from 20 efu.

thank you david

void
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Re: how to make a filter that can filter the files from efu

Post by void » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:20 am

There is currently not a simple clean way to do this.

You might be able to do something with the fsi (File System Index) search option.

Please try:

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fsi:x
Where x is the zero based index of the index.
for example, if you have have the NTFS indexes c: d: e: and f, then to search for the NTFS volumes you would search for:

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<fsi:0|fsi:1|fsi:2|fsi:3>
Your filelists would start at fsi:4 and continue on to fsi:23 for the 20 filelist you have included in the index.
To search for just these, you could use:

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<fsi:4|fsi:5|fsi:6|fsi:7|fsi:8|fsi:9|fsi:10|fsi:11|fsi:12|fsi:13|fsi:14|fsi:15|fsi:16|fsi:17|fsi:18|fsi:19|fsi:20|fsi:21|fsi:22|fsi:23>
I have added to my "things to do" list the ability to search by the filelist source filename.

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Re: how to make a filter that can filter the files from efu

Post by kurzvorknapp » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:09 pm

Hi void,

i have the same requirement.
I use a lot of external Disks that, if they are connected, are mounted in a folder like

C:\ExternalDisk\1
C:\ExternalDisk\2
C:\ExternalDisk\3

and so on. I have an EFU File for each Disk and if i connect a Disk, all findings are counted twice.
If i exclude the C:\externalDisk Path, the disc AND the EFU File results are excluded.

Do you found a solution in the meantime?

Thanks in advance

void
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Re: how to make a filter that can filter the files from efu

Post by void » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:02 pm

To exclude filelists from your results, please include the following in your Search:

!filelistfilename:.

To add this as a filter:
  • In Everything, from the Search menu, click Add to filters....
  • Change the Name to: Not Filelists
  • Change the Search to: !filelistfilename:.
  • Click OK.
Filters can be activated from the Search menu, Filter bar (View -> Filters), right clicking the status bar, filter macro or filter keyboard shortcut.



To avoid the duplicates, please try disabling automatically include new volumes:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the NTFS tab on the left.
  • Uncheck Automatically include new fixed volumes.
  • Uncheck Automatically include new removable volumes.
  • Click the ReFS tab on the left.
  • Uncheck Automatically include new fixed volumes.
  • Uncheck Automatically include new removable volumes.
  • Click OK.

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Re: how to make a filter that can filter the files from efu

Post by kurzvorknapp » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:05 pm

Works perfect. Thanks a lot.

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