date modified search (md:) doesn't return anything

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alanPr_everything
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date modified search (md:) doesn't return anything

Post by alanPr_everything » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:07 pm

Modified date search (md:<date>) does not bring any results. "Index date modified" is checked in Options/Indexes. Also, "Fast date modified sort" is also checked. Any idea what's going on?

NotNull
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Re: date modified search (md:) doesn't return anything

Post by NotNull » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:40 pm

What happens if you try it with
dm:
instead of md: ?

For example:

Code: Select all

dm:thismonth

Malby
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Re: date modified search (md:) doesn't return anything

Post by Malby » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:20 am

I have this problem too. When I search results come up and if I try to sort the results any way other than the default (name) all the results disappear. I have tried reinstalling and it has no effect. I have had this problem for some months now.

void
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Re: date modified search (md:) doesn't return anything

Post by void » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:25 am

Sorry to hear Everything is not showing any results when sorting by date modified.

This can occur when the date modified index is corrupt.

Please try forcing a rebuild:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Indexes tab on the left.
  • Click Force Rebuild.
  • Click OK.
If that doesn't help, please try deleting your existing Everything.db:
  • Completely exit Everything (right click the Everything system tray icon and click Exit)
  • In Windows Explorer, type in the following address and press ENTER:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Everything
  • Delete your Everything.db.
  • Restart Everything.
Does the issue persist?

therube
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Re: date modified search (md:) doesn't return anything

Post by therube » Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:58 pm

What date did you enter for the date?
& did you enter the < and > literally?
Doesn't (may not) matter.
Is md: valid?
Not that I see.

kogiqoxi
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Re: date modified search (md:) doesn't return anything

Post by kogiqoxi » Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:04 am

Malby wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:20 am
I have this problem too. When I search results come up and if I try to sort the results any way other than the default (name) all the results disappear. I have tried reinstalling and it has no effect. I have had this problem for some months now.
+1

void
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Re: date modified search (md:) doesn't return anything

Post by void » Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:13 am

Does forcing a rebuild help:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Indexes tab on the left.
  • Click Force Rebuild.
  • Click OK.

void
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Re: date modified search (md:) doesn't return anything

Post by void » Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:10 am

Please make sure fast sorting is enabled:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Indexes tab on the left.
  • Check Index file size.
  • Check Fast size sort.
  • Check Index date modified.
  • Check Fast date modified sort.
  • Check Fast path sort.
  • Click OK.

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