Not working with Drivepool

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ochompsky
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Not working with Drivepool

Post by ochompsky » Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:06 pm

Hi, so the software Drivepool, located at https://stablebit.com/drivepool essentially combines multiple drives into a single one.

But Everything doesn't detect any files when pointed to the NTFS virtual drive created by it. Is there any kind of high level explanation you can provide as to what mechanism Everything uses to detect files natively (opposed to folder monitoring), that I can give to the StableBit developers? All other search/index/virus scan tools work fine with the virtual drive.

void
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Re: Not working with Drivepool

Post by void » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:39 am

Thanks for your post.

I too can confirm Stable Bits Drivepool does not work with Everything.

It appears Drivepool files are redirected to one of your other drives in the pool.
For example: "E:\New Text Document.txt" on my drivepool links to "C:\PoolPart.89100000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000\New Text Document.txt"

So unfortunately, Everything can not index this volume as NTFS.

fsutil also fails:
fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo e:
Error: The system cannot find the file specified.

Everything does not index the drive due to an invalid NTFS signature.
Even when I ignore this signature, there is no valid NTFS header.

I can find files in this pool drive on my C: drive, eg, Everything will find:
"C:\PoolPart.89100000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000\New Text Document.txt"

Fow now, please try adding your Drivepool volume as folder index:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Folders tab on the left.
  • Click Add...
  • Select your Drivepool drive and click OK.
  • Click OK.
StableBit would need to add NTFS volume support for Everything to index your drive pool as NTFS.

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