is there a way to restrict the search to 2020?

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BigDan
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is there a way to restrict the search to 2020?

Post by BigDan » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:58 am

pretty much what the title says. is there a way to restrict the search to "last modified in 2020" ? when i search for "pdf" for example theres thousands of results and then sorting freezes the application for a while.

void
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Re: is there a way to restrict the search to 2020?

Post by void » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:03 am

To limit your results to files and folders modified in the year 2020, search for:
dm:2020

dm = Date Modified


To search for PDF files modified in 2020, please search for:
ext:pdf dm:2020

Searching and sorting by date modified should be instant, please make sure Index date modified and fast date modified sort is enabled:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Indexes tab on the left.
  • Check Index date modified.
  • Check Fast date modified sort.
  • Click OK.
Are you using date created instead of date modified?
-If so, please consider enabling Index date created and fast date created sort:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Indexes tab on the left.
  • Check Index date created.
  • Check Fast date created sort.
  • Click OK.
  • Use dc:2020 in-place of dm:2020
Everything uses ISO-8601 syntax for date/time:
dm:YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS
- and : can be omitted.

BigDan
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Re: is there a way to restrict the search to 2020?

Post by BigDan » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:53 pm

Thanks! It's going through some kind of processing right now so will try this when it's done.
Is there a way to open more than one instance of Everything? I've wanted to often but don't see how to make that happen.

Also I'd like to add my E:\ to the drives being indexed but don't see the option. When I go to Index\NTFS I see my C and H drives there (H is external) but can't add my other external drive E. There's no add drive option. Can you advise?

BigDan
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Re: is there a way to restrict the search to 2020?

Post by BigDan » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:07 pm

void wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:03 am
Searching and sorting by date modified should be instant, please make sure Index date modified and fast date modified sort is enabled:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Indexes tab on the left.
  • Check Index date modified.
  • Check Fast date modified sort.
  • Click OK.
Are you using date created instead of date modified?
-If so, please consider enabling Index date created and fast date created sort:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Indexes tab on the left.
  • Check Index date created.
  • Check Fast date created sort.
  • Click OK.
  • Use dc:2020 in-place of dm:2020
Everything uses ISO-8601 syntax for date/time:
dm:YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS
- and : can be omitted.
I'm not seeing either of these options. When I go to Indexes all I see is
Database Location
with a path for me to specify
and then two checkboxes below
Multiuser database filename
Compress database

therube
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Re: is there a way to restrict the search to 2020?

Post by therube » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:36 pm

I'm not seeing either of these options.
What version of Everything?

http://imgur.com/a/XXZlfcd

void
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Re: is there a way to restrict the search to 2020?

Post by void » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:20 am

Sounds like you are using Everything 1.3.

Searching for dates in Everything 1.3 is slow as the information is not indexed.

Please try Everything 1.4, date and size information is indexed. Searching for dates in everything 1.4 will be instant.

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