Everything DB is not stored

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Everything DB is not stored

Post by xMRi » Thu May 07, 2020 8:17 am


I use 1.41 64bit.
In settings I have no DB path defined (so I use the standard settings)
But the DB is never saved.

Is there any setting I missed. (the service is also installed and running)
I can see the settings here.

The DB Settings is empty

But no DB is created.
How does the service get the settings from the INI file.

Regards Martin

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Re: Everything DB is not stored

Post by NotNull » Thu May 07, 2020 9:46 am

Everything keeps it's database in RAM until you exit the program completely.
To exit Everything completely, right-click the Everything icon in the system tray and choose Exit.

The database - Everything.db - should now be written to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Everything (paste this in File Explorer's address bar)

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Re: Everything DB is not stored

Post by void » Fri May 08, 2020 2:17 am

You can force Everything to flush its database to disk with the -update command line option.

Please consider creating a scheduled to task to call Everything.exe -update to occasionally flush the database to disk.
The plan is to do this automatically in a future release.

The Everything Service is stateless. It has no configuration or state.
It simply allows the Everything client running as a standard user to access the Master File Table (MFT) and USN Change Journal on your NTFS volumes.

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