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cooolboy
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index only current location

Post by cooolboy » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:07 am

I have portable Everything in the external drive E:\MyData\
E:\Mydata\
E:\Mydata\folder1\
E:\Mydata\folder2\
E:\Mydata\folder3\
E:\Mydata\folder4\
E:\MyData\Everything.exe
E:\MyData\Everything.ini
E:\MyData\Everything.db

As it is external drive, the drive letter keeps changing.

my current ini file is as below:

; Please make sure Everything is not running before modifying this file.
[Everything]
run_as_admin=0
run_in_background=0
show_in_taskbar=1
show_tray_icon=0
minimize_to_tray=0
check_for_updates_on_startup=0
instance_name=TEST
auto_include_fixed_volumes=0
auto_include_removable_volumes=0
auto_include_fixed_refs_volumes=0
auto_include_removable_refs_volumes=0
folders="\\"

but it is not indexing at all. please help configure ini file to index the current folder location only.

void
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Re: index only current location

Post by void » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:42 am

The following Everything.ini is working for me with the latest version of Everything:

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auto_include_fixed_volumes=0
auto_include_fixed_refs_volumes=0
folders=\
Is there anything shown in the status bar when you launch Everything? -Indexing will take several minutes.

Is the \ folder listed under Tools -> Options -> Folders?

therube
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Re: index only current location

Post by therube » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:02 pm

the drive letter keeps changing
(Specifically) set it to a higher drive letter.
Depending on circumstances, may persist (essentially).

Or something like, USBDLM - USB Drive Letter Manager for Windows.

cooolboy
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Re: index only current location

Post by cooolboy » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:11 pm

Folder=\

indexes the whole drive i.e E:\

but I want it to scan only E:\MyData\

cooolboy
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Re: index only current location

Post by cooolboy » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:13 pm

void wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:42 am
The following Everything.ini is working for me with the latest version of Everything:

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auto_include_fixed_volumes=0
auto_include_fixed_refs_volumes=0
folders=\
Is there anything shown in the status bar when you launch Everything? -Indexing will take several minutes.

Is the \ folder listed under Tools -> Options -> Folders?
Yes it is showing "\" in Tools -> Options -> Folders

therube
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Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:48 pm

Re: index only current location

Post by therube » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:52 pm

Is E: NTFS?

Anyhow, Tools | Options | Indexes -> Folders -> Add ---> E:\Mydata\

cooolboy
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Re: index only current location

Post by cooolboy » Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:18 am

therube wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:52 pm
Is E: NTFS?
Yes

but I want it to be dynamic so I change the Folder name E:\MyData\ to say E:\Data\, it should still work within the folder

void
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Re: index only current location

Post by void » Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:36 am

Please try changing the folder path to:

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auto_include_fixed_volumes=0
auto_include_fixed_refs_volumes=0
folders=\mydata

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