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Biff
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Search RECYCLE.BINs?

Post by Biff » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:59 am

How could one include the search in RECYCLE.BINs (generally) or the search in RECYCLE.BINs on special drives?

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Re: Search RECYCLE.BINs?

Post by void » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:34 am

Please try searching for:
:\$recycle.bin\

This will search in the recycle bins on all drives.

If you want to search on a specific drive, for example your E: drive, search for:
e:\$recycle.bin\

or combine multiple drives with the OR operator (|) , for example, search in the recycle bin drive on your G: drive and H: drive:
g:\$recycle.bin\|h:\$recycle.bin\

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Re: Search RECYCLE.BINs?

Post by Biff » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:21 am

Many thanks!

So if I wanted to include it in all of my searches I would have to add :\$recycle.bin\ to each "Filter", I guess.

Very sorry for may bad understanding:

I want to add :\$recycle.bin\ to this "Filter" / search, what is wrong(?):
!A: !B: !D: !E: !F: !G: !H: !K: !L: !M: !N: !O: !P: !Q: !R: !S: !T: !U: !V: !W: !X: !Y: !Z:

so I did this:
:\$recycle.bin\ !A: !B: !D: !E: !F: !G: !H: !K: !L: !M: !N: !O: !P: !Q: !R: !S: !T: !U: !V: !W: !X: !Y: !Z:

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And what is wrong here: I:\$recycle.bin\ ake18THAR11IAGsdfRAN33434BRNS.part
or
:\$recycle.bin\ ake18THAR11IAGsdfRAN33434BRNS.part

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Re: Search RECYCLE.BINs?

Post by void » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:28 am

Please try:
:\$recycle.bin\ | < !A: !B: !D: !E: !F: !G: !H: !K: !L: !M: !N: !O: !P: !Q: !R: !S: !T: !U: !V: !W: !X: !Y: !Z: >

or, alternatively:
:\$recycle.bin\ | C: | I: | J:

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Re: Search RECYCLE.BINs?

Post by Biff » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:46 am

Very sorry, nothing of it I can get to work.

This line
:\$recycle.bin\ | < !A: !B: !D: !E: !F: !G: !H: !K: !L: !M: !N: !O: !P: !Q: !R: !S: !T: !U: !V: !W: !X: !Y: !Z: >
here:
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And
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I have created and empry text file and deletet it:
TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTtteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssttttttttttt.txt

So it is in the bin now:
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So when I search for
TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTtteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssttttttttttt.txt
it should be findable, I would think.

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Re: Search RECYCLE.BINs?

Post by void » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:17 am

Filenames in the $recycle.bin are mangled.

Everything will index these mangled filenames as is.

There should be two files in the $recycle.bin that describe a deleted file.

$i<...>.ext the file index (contains the original filename).
$r<...>.ext the original file data.

In short, the original filename for files is not search-able in Everything.

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Re: Search RECYCLE.BINs?

Post by Biff » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:45 am

Everything will index these mangled filenames as is.
Ah, it does not treat the files in the bin like file managers, e.g. Win Explorer, does. Sorry, didn't thought so. Because of that it does not make sense to serach in the bin.
There should be two files in the $recycle.bin that describe a deleted file.

$i<...>.ext the file index (contains the original filename).
$r<...>.ext the original file data.
I assume, one cannot get to know (in an easy way) the origin name and no not search for it.
In short, the original filename for files is not search-able in Everything.
OK, that is a pitty. Thank you and sorry again.

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Re: Search RECYCLE.BINs?

Post by void » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:51 am

Because of that it does not make sense to serach in the bin.
Currently, yes.

I'm working on indexing the true recycle bin folder with the correct display names.

There will also be a displayname: search option in a future release of Everything, so you'll be able to do something like:
:\$recycle.bin\ displayname:TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTtteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssttttttttttt.txt

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Re: Search RECYCLE.BINs?

Post by Biff » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:56 am

That sounds great. Looking forward to the new option, thank you!

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