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bibliomusic
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Database not "seen" when I reinstalled program

Post by bibliomusic » Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:47 pm

I had a drive failure and had to completely reinstall Windows 10 on a new disk. I had made a backup very recently and and working to restore my programs. When I reinstalled Everything I thought I checked the right things such as not to remove offline volumes. I copied the old database which had something like 27 million items; I have over 25 hard disks for multiple backups etc, all but 3 of which are USB external drives. But no matter what I do, Everything does not look at that database and while only the local disks are searchable in the program, the file that I copied from the previous state (Everything.db) in the program directory is never changed and no other file of that name is on my C drive. So what can I do to make it use that database and not have to add and remove each USB disk?!
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bibliomusic
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Re: Database not "seen" when I reinstalled program

Post by bibliomusic » Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:51 pm

Follow-up to the previous post, I should have shown my ini file for any help that may give anyone. Here it is:
; Please make sure Everything is not running before modifying this file.
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therube
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Re: Database not "seen" when I reinstalled program

Post by therube » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:23 pm

Do a search for Everything.ini. (Or better,
Everything .ini
.)
Where is the most recent copy found?
That is where Everything is (now) expecting to find your .db.
(Or look at, Tools | Options | General -> Store settings and data in...)

If you are using Named Instances of Everything, the .ini (& .db & .xxx) would be named differently, according to your instance name.

If before you were storing your information in the "Everything" directory, you may be now storing it in %APPDATA% (or vice-versa).

NotNull
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Re: Database not "seen" when I reinstalled program

Post by NotNull » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:56 pm

Next to Everything.db, you also need to restore your original Everything.ini. That file contains all references to your drives, including related settings.
(For example: Roughly speaking the ntfs_volume_paths= and folders= ini entries should make up the list of all your disks. It is relatively empty.

There are 2 common ways to install Everything:
  1. Program (Everything.exe), database (Everything.db) and settings (Everything.ini and some .csv files) all in the same folder
  2. Program in one folder - most common: "C:\Program Files", settings in "c:\users\<your name>\AppData\Roaming\Everything" and database in "c:\users\<your name>\AppData\Local\Everything"
The Everything.ini you posted indicates that you are now using method 1.
If you used this method on your previous install too, you can follow these steps:
  • Completely exit Everything by right-clicking the Everything tray icon and choosing Exit
  • Delete Everything.db and Everything.ini from the folder where your Everything.exe is (or move these files out of the way)
  • Restore Everything.db and Everything.ini from your backup
  • Start Everything.
issues might still popup, as your new Windows does not know which drive-letter to use for the external disks and will use a "random" letter. That might give you double entries in the Everything database.



As an alternative, you might use this 'old' database in read-only mode, so you can use it to look up information. And use the 'new, empty' database for your daily use.
Whenever you connect one of your backup disks when needed, it's files will be added to the new database.
Let us know if you consider that an option, so we can provide you with instructions for that.

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