How to seach within a shortcut folder?

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Alotta Art Files
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How to seach within a shortcut folder?

Post by Alotta Art Files » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:39 am

Hi!

I am new to Everything and love it so far! I am using Version 1.4.1.988 (x86) windows 10

However, I have not been able to figure out how to search for jpgs and pngs within a shortcut folder. Here is a snip of the Everything window I start with. I copy paste the path into the Everything search bar.
SHORTCUT FOLDER SEARCH - 1.JPG
SHORTCUT FOLDER SEARCH - 1.JPG (151.7 KiB) Viewed 2246 times
Then I simply add jpg after the path in the search and here is what it looks like when I search for "jpg"
SHORTCUT FOLDER SEARCH - 2.JPG
SHORTCUT FOLDER SEARCH - 2.JPG (66.63 KiB) Viewed 2246 times
It only found the one jpg original file. I had hoped that it would search within the shortcut folders and show me all of the jpg files within the shortcut folders.

Normally, with original folders that are not shortcut, I can see all of the jpeg/png files inside of them.

Is there another way to search within shortcut folders that I dont know?

I hope that I am being clear, please let me know if I need to add more screen snips.

Thanks so much!

void
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Re: How to seach within a shortcut folder?

Post by void » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:31 am

Please try enabling match path from the Search menu.

-or-

use double quotes to escape spaces (without quotes space = AND)


Example searches:

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"J:\JY ASTROLOGY 2019 - 2020\EXCLUSIVE CONTENT\FV - PATT - ABSTRACT -SHAPES - STROKES - ILLUSTRATIONS\PATTS - ILLUSTR - SILHOUETTES\MISC MIXED OBJECTS ANIMALS" jpg

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"\MISC MIXED OBJECTS ANIMALS" jpg

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path:animals path:abstract path:shapes path:strokes path:silhouettes pic:
pic: will expand to ext:jpg;bmp;png;gif;.. which will search for all images types.

Alotta Art Files
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Re: How to seach within a shortcut folder?

Post by Alotta Art Files » Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:43 pm

Thank you so much for quick response :)

I enabled Match Path from the menu and selected copy paste the 3 example searches suggested, however still did not search inside the shortcut files:(

However, I did not understand the second alternative,

use double quotes to escape spaces (without quotes space = AND)


Perhaps another example of how to search using the second alternative would help me to understand?

Thanks again, have a nice day

void
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Re: How to seach within a shortcut folder?

Post by void » Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:55 pm

Everything does not follow folder shortcuts. Folder shortcuts (as .lnk files) are treated as files.

If these folder shortcuts are junctions, please try Folder indexing instead of NTFS indexing:
Folder indexing will follow folder junctions.
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the NTFS tab on the left.
  • For each NTFS volume in the list:
    • Uncheck Include in database.
  • Click the Folders tab on the left.
  • Click Add....
  • Select your NTFS volume and click Open.
  • Repeat for additional NTFS volumes
  • Click OK.
I will look into support for following folder shortcuts (as .lnk) when using folder indexing.
I will look into support for resolving shortcuts when they are pasted in the search box.

For now, you will need to search the physical location for these files.

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