♪ ♫ spin up, spin up, get down ♪ ♫

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raccoon
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♪ ♫ spin up, spin up, get down ♪ ♫

Post by raccoon » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:52 pm

So, I've got a dozen USB drives plugged in. Most USB drives have a built-in sleep so they spin down when inactive. Whenever I type in a search in Everything, suddenly half of my drives spin up depending on the search results.

Can anything be done to let sleeping drives lie?

(edit: I do have the Preview pane disabled)

void
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Re: ♪ ♫ spin up, spin up, get down ♪ ♫

Post by void » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:49 pm

This is most likely caused by loading icons.

Could you please try disabling icon shell extensions to see if it is the cause:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /icon_shell_extensions=0
  • If successful, you should see icon_shell_extensions=0 in the status bar for a few seconds.
Are the drives waking up now?

To restore the default icon shell extensions setting:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /icon_shell_extensions=1
  • If successful, you should see icon_shell_extensions=1 in the status bar for a few seconds.

Consider using file lists.
File lists do not access file information on disk, such as icons, file size, date modified, attributes, etc...

I have on my TODO list to add a 'load icon filter' so you can block loading icons on certain drives.

raccoon
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Re: ♪ ♫ spin up, spin up, get down ♪ ♫

Post by raccoon » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:56 am

That seems to have done the trick.

I came to my computer after it has been well rested, opened an instance of Everything and used the command `/icon_shell_extensions=0`. Typed several searches and listened for spin-ups, and there were none. I then went My Computer and each drive letter one by one, and each of them spun up one by one, indicating to me that they were and remained asleep, unharassed by Everything. ^_^

I think I'll just leave icon_shell_extensions turned off as I can't think of an immediate need or preference for it.

For the sake of other readers, is there a checkbox toggle for this option in the UI?
I found `General -> Results -> Load Icon Priority` but not an actual toggle for Icon Shell Extensions.

Thanks for your help! Much appreciated!

void
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Re: ♪ ♫ spin up, spin up, get down ♪ ♫

Post by void » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:36 am

For the sake of other readers, is there a checkbox toggle for this option in the UI?
The icon_shell_extensions option is only accessible with the /icon_shell_extensions=x search command or editing your Everything.ini

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