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massey4@llnl.gov
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Bug or feature?

Post by massey4@llnl.gov » Thu May 28, 2020 5:24 pm

I have tried searching on user32.dll and despite the fact that it does exist in the folder C:\Windows\system32\user32.dll that particular instance of the file is not reported. Same for kernal32.dll and advapi32.dll. Is it supposed to act this way?

ovg
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Re: Bug or feature?

Post by ovg » Thu May 28, 2020 5:35 pm

Neither bug nor feature:

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BTW, What is version of your OS/EV ?
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therube
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Re: Bug or feature?

Post by therube » Thu May 28, 2020 8:31 pm

Without looking, they're probably hardlinked files.
Everything (currently) only enumerates one of the links (& which one is not determinable).
[Not quite correct, see below...]

(If they're not hardlinks, then look for exclusions you may have set.)

therube
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Re: Bug or feature?

Post by therube » Thu May 28, 2020 10:47 pm

On my end, Win7, hardlinks:

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E:\Windows\SysWOW64\user32.dll
E:\Windows\winsxs\wow64_microsoft-windows-user32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.24545_none_361d0315d192281e\user32.dll
E:\Windows\winsxs\Temp\PendingDeletes\$$DeleteMe.user32.dll.01d5e24e33ec19d4.0032

E:\Windows\SysWOW64\kernel32.dll
E:\Windows\winsxs\wow64_microsoft-windows-kernel32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.24545_none_fca27c15ba81319a\kernel32.dll
E:\Windows\winsxs\Temp\PendingDeletes\$$DeleteMe.kernel32.dll.01d5e24e33fa6215.0036

E:\Windows\SysWOW64\advapi32.dll
E:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-advapi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.24545_none_e5b9a2a8fdf92e6b\advapi32.dll
E:\Windows\winsxs\Temp\PendingDeletes\$$DeleteMe.advapi32.dll.01d5e24e33f800b5.0034

therube
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Re: Bug or feature?

Post by therube » Thu May 28, 2020 10:50 pm

@ovg, what is your "OR" ?

NotNull
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Re: Bug or feature?

Post by NotNull » Thu May 28, 2020 11:08 pm

I'm not @ovg, but ...

Menu:Tools > Options > Search : enable Allow literal operators
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ovg
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Re: Bug or feature?

Post by ovg » Fri May 29, 2020 2:08 am

2therube
As already stated by NotNull, OR = |

void
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Re: Bug or feature?

Post by void » Fri May 29, 2020 7:28 am

Everything will index all hardlinks.
However, Everything currently does not track all hardlinks (only one random instance of the hard link is tracked).

If there was a change to one of these system hardlinks the file may end up being removed from your index.

Please try forcing a rebuild to update all hardlinks:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Indexes tab on the left.
  • Click Force Rebuild.
  • Click OK.
Does Everything find the file after a forced rebuild?

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