Everything freezes

If you are experiencing problems with "Everything", post here for assistance.
Post Reply
iamjoosy
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:26 pm

Everything freezes

Post by iamjoosy » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:39 pm

Well, not everything, but Everything ;)
Joking aside, When I start Everything it is
1) scanning
2) sorting files
3) Showing 1.686.598 objects
4) freezing
Until recently it worked like a charm, and since I cannot live without it, any help would be appreciated very much.
I am running Windows 8.1 64 bit
I recently installed Acronis True Image as my backup solution, maybe this one interferes ?
What is suprising is, that I cannot find the Evyrething.db database it's not in %Appdata%/Everything nor anywhere else that I can see (Cannot use Everything to search for it unfortunately).

TIA
Markus

NotNull
Posts: 1875
Joined: Wed May 24, 2017 9:22 pm

Re: Everything freezes

Post by NotNull » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:04 pm

The database is located in the %LOCALAPPDATA%\Everything folder. Enter this in File Explorer's address bar and press ENTER to go to that folder.
You can delete Everything.db when Everything is not running (right-click the Everything icon in the system tray and choose Exit)
When you start Everything after that, it will re-scan all files and rebuild tha database.

Questions:
- After: 3) Showing 1.686.598 objects , are there any files shown?
- Which version of Everything are you running? 32-bit or 64-bit?

iamjoosy
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:26 pm

Re: Everything freezes

Post by iamjoosy » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:47 pm

Hi thanks for the quick reply.
There is no Everythingfolder in %LOCALAPPDATA%\
However there is an Everything folder in %Appdata% but in it there is only an Everything.ini file
So I don't see the db nowhere.
To your questions:
No after three, nothing is shown.
I am running the 64bit version.

I will now try to run Filemon - maybe this gives me a better view on what is going on.

Markus

NotNull
Posts: 1875
Joined: Wed May 24, 2017 9:22 pm

Re: Everything freezes

Post by NotNull » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:41 pm

iamjoosy wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:47 pm
There is no Everythingfolder in %LOCALAPPDATA%\
Everything writes the database to disk only when you exit Everything "clean".
iamjoosy wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:47 pm
I will now try to run Filemon -
Old skool! :) I still say that from time to time too instead of procmon
Everything has an embedded debug function (start Everything with command everything.exe -debug) that will give you a better idea what is going on.
Or:
  • Make sure Everything is not running.
  • Start Everything with command

    Code: Select all

    everything.exe -debug-log
  • Let it run for about 3 minutes (keep an eye on Everything's statusbar)
  • Completely exit Everything (if possible) by right-clicking the Everything icon in the statusbar adn selecting Exit
    If not possible: end the everything.exe process in Task Manager.
  • Post the (zipped) debug log
    This file, "Everything Debug Log.txt", can be found in the %TEMP% folder.

void
Site Admin
Posts: 5245
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:31 pm

Re: Everything freezes

Post by void » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:03 am

Please try preventing Everything from indexing your Acronis volumes:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the NTFS tab on the left.
  • Uncheck Automatically include fixed volumes.
  • Uncheck Automatically include removable volumes.
  • Select any Acronis volumes and uncheck Include in database.
  • Click OK.
  • Restart Everything.
  • Does the freezing persist?

iamjoosy
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:26 pm

Re: Everything freezes

Post by iamjoosy » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:11 am

Thanks for all your help,
it no runs again smoothly and I am rescued. :D
And thanks for the helpful debug information - I hope I will not need them in the future, but being a software developer myself, I know it will be handy just in case.
Have a wonderful day,
Markus

Post Reply