Option to index folder size in File List also

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pk1991
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Option to index folder size in File List also

Post by pk1991 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:21 pm

Hi Boss,
Your app is amazing, useful and so fast. I have one suggestion -

Include an option to index folder size when creating File List from added folders.
Just like the option 'Index Folder Size' in Indexes section.

https://ibb.co/0cBpFBY

Thanks Boss
Sincerely
Loving user

NotNull
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Re: Option to index folder size in File List also

Post by NotNull » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:12 pm

I am not "Boss" , but I think I can answer your question.

Everything already does that. This is an example of am EFU file (X:\Program Files does not exist, so Everything has no possibility to read the information from disk):

Are you using an old version of Everything?

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pk1991
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Re: Option to index folder size in File List also

Post by pk1991 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:57 am

Yes it does include folder size.
Actually I opened the efu file in notepad and it showing 0 there for folder size.
Maybe it calculates folder size by adding sizes of children files during render.

Thanks for pointing it out.
My problem solved :D

therube
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Re: Option to index folder size in File List also

Post by therube » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:23 pm

I opened the efu file in notepad and it showing 0 there for folder size
Not sure offhand, but maybe it needs; Options | Indexes -> Index folder size, to be set?
(If it is, it should be showing the size in the .efu [likewise, in notepad].)

NotNull
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Re: Option to index folder size in File List also

Post by NotNull » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:45 pm

EFU's don't store foldersizes; those are calculated, as @pk1991 already found out.

Makes sense too: if you have a folder (size 200 MB) with 100MB *.txt files and 100 MB *.pdf files and you export folder\*.txt to an EFU file, the foldersize (as stored in the Everything database) would be wong for this EFU.

pk1991
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Re: Option to index folder size in File List also

Post by pk1991 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:53 pm

NotNull wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:45 pm
Makes sense too: if you have a folder (size 200 MB) with 100MB *.txt files and 100 MB *.pdf files and you export folder\*.txt to an EFU file, the foldersize (as stored in the Everything database) would be wong for this EFU.
Exactly..!

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