export the settings for the exclusion directory

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mencall
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export the settings for the exclusion directory

Post by mencall » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:15 am

Export configuration, filters, index exclusion directories, bookmark etc.
In particular, I need to export and import settings for the exclusion directory.
Thanks!
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therube
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Re: export the settings for the exclusion directory

Post by therube » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:01 am

(While there may be no direct "export", the list of excluded files/directories is stored in Everything.ini, so if you have a backup of that, you're kind of good in that respect.)

Everything.ini:
  • exclude_files=
  • exclude_folders=

mencall
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Re: export the settings for the exclusion directory

Post by mencall » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:17 pm

Thanks!
This is true.
But still a little inconvenient.

In fact, I use this tool at home and in the company, because I want to filter out some of the distracting items, so I use the excluded directory list directory and different (different user names, different computers),
Sometimes I want to recommend it to others,
Everyone has a different habit and wants to give them a cleaner/stronger screening rule (excluding rules) so that they only focus on the document video music pictures on the computer.

I actually have a manually recorded exclusion list file (.txt), but it's not a good update.
When I manually added the exclusion list to Everything, I was a little tired.
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Another point is that if Everything can support environment variables, it's better(Of course, it may not be realistic).
For example, username, appdata, etc., the actual directory is not the same on different computers.
Using Everything.ini directly is not very effective.
Recently, because the computer crashed, I thought about asking this.
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void
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Re: export the settings for the exclusion directory

Post by void » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:00 am

Everything settings are stored in %APPDATA%\Everything\Everything.ini
Filters are stored in %APPDATA%\Everything\Filters.csv
Bookmarks are stored in %APPDATA%\Everything\Bookmarks.csv
Search History is stored in %APPDATA%\Everything\Search History.csv
Run History is stored in %APPDATA%\Everything\Run History.csv

You can copy, modify or replace these files when Everything is not running.
An option to backup/restore all this information from the UI is on my TODO list.

I've added to my TODO list: support environment variables for exclude folders/filters so Everything.inis can be moved from one PC to another where %TEMP% may resolve to a different folder.

Thanks for the suggestions.

NotNull
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Re: export the settings for the exclusion directory

Post by NotNull » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:06 pm

void wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:00 am
I've added to my TODO list: support environment variables for exclude folders/filters so Everything.inis can be moved from one PC to another where %TEMP% may resolve to a different folder.
It would be nice if using shell folders is also possible in the exclusion list, like shell:appdata\Microsoft .

void
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Re: export the settings for the exclusion directory

Post by void » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:17 am

Added to my TODO list, thanks for the suggestion.

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