After a folder is moved out of an excluded folder, its contents don't get reindexed

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Dariush
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After a folder is moved out of an excluded folder, its contents don't get reindexed

Post by Dariush » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:16 pm

Steps to reproduce:

1. Exclude some folder X.
2. Move some folder A with contents B (e.g. a single file) into it.
3. Move folder A out of X.

Observed result: folder A reappears in Everything, contents B don't.

Expected result: both A and B should reappear.

Everything 1.4.1.935, Win 7 x64.

void
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Re: After a folder is moved out of an excluded folder, its contents don't get reindexed

Post by void » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:59 am

Thanks for the bug report.

It's a known limitation with Everything.
Everything sees the move as a single operation. It currently doesn't know about the child folders/files that are also moved.

There is a note in the tooltip for excluding hidden/system files:
Rebuilding the database may be necessary when removing the hidden/system attribute from a folder. This applies to moved folders too.

For future releases, the plan is to detect these moved hidden/system folders and perform a quick reindex.

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