Service not working

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anonymous1184
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Service not working

Post by anonymous1184 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:35 am

Hi!

Even when the service is running I have to wait till indexing is complete. This happens a lot, why the service doesn't behave the same as the "Run in the background" option? Is there a way to force the service to keep the index updated?

void
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Re: Service not working

Post by void » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:58 am

The Everything Service does not maintain your Everything indexes.

The Everything Service simply allows the Everything Search client to access your NTFS volumes.

The long update you may experience when starting Everything is caused by many changes to your file system since you last started Everything.


Please make sure Everything is installed correctly (this will ensure Everything is saving your database to disk):
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Check Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything
  • Uncheck Run as administrator.
  • Check Everything Service. (Please make sure this is tick-checked and not square-checked)
  • Click OK.
  • Exit Everything (right click the Everything tray icon and click Exit).
  • Restart Everything.
Consider starting Everything on system startup and let Everything run in the background:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Check Start Everything on system startup.
  • Click the UI tab on the left.
  • Check Run in background.
  • Click OK.

If you don't wish to run Everything in the background, or you make many changes between Everything sessions, please consider running Everything without a database, by launching Everything with the -nodb command line option:
Everything.exe -nodb

arkan
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Re: Service not working

Post by arkan » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:10 pm

Hi,

i had also an issue with the service in 1.4.1.992 (scoop install)
It was a new installation on a new Windows 10 PC (de_CH locale)
Running as Admin listed the files, running as user did not (NTFS volumnes).
Running as a service did not show the files also and after a while (some minutes) was no longer responding.
I followed your above advice and tried several restarts
and relocating the database, stopping and uninstalling the service.
Nothing helped, i thought it was the windows access that was somehow denied to the system service.

But then i tried with an older version 1.4.1.935x64 (zip extract) and then it worked!

Best regards
Stefan

NotNull
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Re: Service not working

Post by NotNull » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:36 pm

Installation through package managers like Scoop, Chocolatey, Ninite, AppGet, NuGet and Windows' own package manager [1] are based on scripts provided by people like you and me. They are not official Everything packages.
So there might be issues with them.

Better use the installation software you can find on the voidtools.com site.
You should be able to install newer versions than 1.4.1.935 too (try 1.4.1.992 or newer)
If that gives you any problems, please post your issue on this forum and we probably can solve them for you.


[1] Still in beta; I keep forgetting it's name

arkan
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Re: Service not working

Post by arkan » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:51 pm

true, with the simple zip extract it worked

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