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by raccoon
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Search for folders with files above 260 path limit
Replies: 6
Views: 2766

Re: Search for folders with files above 260 path limit

void: What are the differences between path:len:>=260 and just len:>=260 . Am I to guess that omitting path: will also search for file names and folder names that themselves exceed 260 characters, and so including path: will speed up processing? Also, what considerations are there (if any) for paths...
by raccoon
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Off-topic discussion
Topic: BLOG: Fun Things You Can Do (that you probably didn't know about)
Replies: 0
Views: 30

BLOG: Fun Things You Can Do (that you probably didn't know about)

I've been meaning to create a thread documenting semi-obscure knowledge about file and folder management, utilizing technologies, commands and techniques that most people may not be readily acquainted with, from the perspective of accomplishing interesting tasks that you may not have known were poss...
by raccoon
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: child:<multiple|search|patterns> or Recursive Hell
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: child:<multiple|search|patterns> or Recursive Hell

Thanks for the regex:child:<pattern> tip! I was not aware or somehow missed/forgot that these functions supported regex patterns in this manner. Intuitively I had already tried child:regex:<pattern> which does not work, and so I wrote it off. I do wonder if there are any blocking syntax incompatibil...
by raccoon
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: child:<multiple|search|patterns> or Recursive Hell
Replies: 2
Views: 93

child:<multiple|search|patterns> or Recursive Hell

I would like to request the child: function (and any of its siblings) please support multiple patterns so that it can find all matches in one pass. One of my most frequent search tasks involves searching a grouping upwards of 30 to 50 keywords with the child: function, so to display folders that con...
by raccoon
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Size of font in search box
Replies: 9
Views: 3307

Re: Size of font in search box

Are there still plans to link the Search Box to the Results Box for +/- Zoom scaling, for convenience of use on television sets?
by raccoon
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Poll: What are your favorite features for the next version of Everything?
Replies: 24
Views: 4736

Re: Poll: What are your favorite features for the next version of Everything?

Oh yeah, and indexing of ADS (alternate data streams) as file objects.

Many/most programs can open alternate data streams, if the proper name is passed to the program.
by raccoon
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Development, plugins and third party software
Topic: Looking for Software: Copy/Move/Make Files Sparse
Replies: 4
Views: 4512

Re: Looking for Software: Copy/Move/Make Files Sparse

So, it's a little simpler than that. There is a layer of abstraction between the NTFS subsystem and the Windows File System. On the physical disk and within the NTFS filesystem, what you have are a sort of JUMP instruction that says "skip sector addresses 0x012f125 through 0x012f888". No data, but a...
by raccoon
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Development, plugins and third party software
Topic: Looking for Software: Copy/Move/Make Files Sparse
Replies: 4
Views: 4512

Re: Looking for Software: Copy/Move/Make Files Sparse

So a friend had written a small C program, and gave me his code, that will artificially "Sparsify" a file by scanning for large blocks of 0x00 (null) bytes and then write a copy clone of that file, where I can then delete the original bulky non-sparse normal file. I would like to share the code with...
by raccoon
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: is there a way to restrict the search to 2020?
Replies: 10
Views: 4805

Re: is there a way to restrict the search to 2020?

Is there a way to open more than one instance of Everything? I've wanted to often but don't see how to make that happen. Also I'd like to add my E:\ to the drives being indexed but don't see the option. When I go to Index\NTFS I see my C and H drives there (H is external) but can't add my other ext...
by raccoon
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Support
Topic: File's and folder got corrupted / no access
Replies: 18
Views: 2589

Re: File's and folder got corrupted / no access

I know it's still off topic, but I'd like him to explore his system BIOS to make sure that it's not set to turn off harddrives after N minutes. The BIOS might just be following orders even though it's an SSD drive. And I'd still turn off the Windows Power Settings HDD sleep for good luck. I'm puttin...
by raccoon
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Support
Topic: File's and folder got corrupted / no access
Replies: 18
Views: 2589

Re: File's and folder got corrupted / no access

here is the smart status. (don't know what that mean, is it good?) The only thing that's striking to me is the Power On Hours and Power On Count. It just can't be accurate. By those measurements, 777 hours and 2460 power cycles, it says your drive has only been at operating ready (SSD is always on)...
by raccoon
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Restoring file dates with the Everything.db possible?
Replies: 25
Views: 3384

Re: Restoring file dates with the Everything.db possible?

EFU files are just simple CSV files. Here's what you do. Select a group of files you wish to study. Go to File > Export > choose EFU from the Type list and save. Repeat an choose CSV from the type list and save. Rename the .EFU file to .EFU.CSV, and then open both CSV files into your spreadsheet edi...
by raccoon
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Restoring file dates with the Everything.db possible?
Replies: 25
Views: 3384

Re: Restoring file dates with the Everything.db possible?

So the filelist is in the correct order, and i just need the dates changed to offset in that order. Does that make sense? Even if its by 1 minute each thats fine, as long as i can sort them by date. Nirsoft also has a tool called BulkFileChanger ( https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.htm...
by raccoon
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Improvments for Bookmarks
Replies: 7
Views: 1731

Re: Improvments for Bookmarks

Is there a reason that menu_folders=1 isn't the default setting? Can we make it the default so people who share bookmarks on here can utilize folder organization?
by raccoon
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a way to force preload Thumbnails?
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Re: Is there a way to force preload Thumbnails?

While that setting does help with the zippiness of loading thumbnails, it doesn't actually cause them all to load autonomously. Only when they are scrolled into view for the first time, on demand. That is, I still have to scroll from top to the bottom of the list, but not too fast mind you, in order...
by raccoon
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Syntax to exclude multiple file names
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Re: Syntax to exclude multiple file names

Edited my above flub. Ooh, I didn't even notice the hover tooltip. I did use this dialog once before and had to look it up in the help file. Which is still frightfully inconsistent with how Filters, Bookmarks and searches behave. Was there some point where semicolon could be used as a naked OR (|) s...
by raccoon
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a way to force preload Thumbnails?
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Is there a way to force preload Thumbnails?

When using any of the Thumbnail views (Medium, Large, Extra Large), one must first drag their scroll bar up and down, scrubbing at it for many minutes like hand washing dirty dishes, in order for all of the thumbnails to load and populate. Does Everything have a built-in dishwasher to reduce redness...
by raccoon
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Syntax to exclude multiple file names
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Re: Syntax to exclude multiple file names

Edit: Sorry, I missed that the request was for the Options > Exclude preferences dialog.

The other way is

!*.lnk !*.tmp (edited)

and

!<*.lnk|*.tmp>

use <> for grouping, | for OR, and ! for NOT.
by raccoon
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Poll: What are your favorite features for the next version of Everything?
Replies: 24
Views: 4736

Re: Poll: What are your favorite features for the next version of Everything?

I can't think of 5 things either. But the most usefully pressing thing would be a way to add my own arbitrary data columns based on my own supplemental data files in CSV format. Whether it all has to be compiled into one file, or gathered from multiple CSV file sources throughout my drives and direc...
by raccoon
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Everything NTFS scanning technology: Can it see deleted files?
Replies: 2
Views: 1337

Re: Everything NTFS scanning technology: Can it see deleted files?

OK, thanks. I was hoping the NTFS scanning that Everything uses might also have access to deleted files, in the same way Recuva and other undelete programs do. I know that deleted files remain in the MFT but I don't know the particulars of how you're scanning. These links seem useful though. https:/...
by raccoon
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Everything NTFS scanning technology: Can it see deleted files?
Replies: 2
Views: 1337

Everything NTFS scanning technology: Can it see deleted files?

I'm curious to know if the method that Everything uses to index NTFS volumes directly, at a low level, would permit discovery of deleted files. And if so, would the indexing and displaying of deleted files be a desirable feature for Everything?
by raccoon
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Folder child count indexing?
Replies: 1
Views: 1194

Folder child count indexing?

Does Everything track any indexing on how many files and folders that a folder contains, to speed up the processing of childcount:<count>, childfilecount:<count>, childfoldercount:<n>, empty:, or are these calculated on demand?

If these counts are being indexed, can we get a column(s) for them?
by raccoon
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [File Types] Incomplete Download Part Files
Replies: 0
Views: 1604

[File Types] Incomplete Download Part Files

This is a list of suffix file extensions that are appended to the end of file names being downloaded by various network client file downloading software, ie, by download managers, torrent clients, web browsers, and other downloader programs. When a download in one of these programs is completed, the...
by raccoon
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Filter or Bookmark for a macro containing synonyms?
Replies: 4
Views: 4381

Re: Filter or Bookmark for a macro containing synonyms?

Mainly, a "filter" is an invisible search term (or bookmark) that remains persistent between queries and is intended to narrow your query based on some broadly defined file/folder attribute or commonality... while a "bookmark" pastes a query directly into your search bar and tends to be an actual qu...
by raccoon
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Filter or Bookmark for a macro containing synonyms?
Replies: 4
Views: 4381

Re: Filter or Bookmark for a macro containing synonyms?

I would ask that void make all filters into bookmarks, and then add [x] Show in Filter List as an option. This might also lead to a [x] Show in Bookmarks Toolbar feature as well. #offtopic #selfaware
by raccoon
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Replace word in rename dialog across multiple files
Replies: 10
Views: 12500

Re: Replace word in rename dialog across multiple files

I've been using RegexRenamer for several years and it's part of my workflow. It's old and hasn't been updated in a while, and I haven't compared it against the others mentioned here... but it has done me well. (I found the statistics said I renamed over a million files). http://regexrenamer.sourcefo...
by raccoon
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: [Feature request] Support for tabs/content specific attributes
Replies: 3
Views: 3478

Re: [Feature request] Support for tabs/content specific attributes

How about a "bookmarks toolbar" instead? Basically same idea as tabs, just without scroll or selection state retention.
by raccoon
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is there online help for Advanced Rename/Copy/Move?
Replies: 3
Views: 3983

Re: Is there online help for Advanced Rename/Copy/Move?

I think one of the more useful things that most people can get out of this feature, is how they organize their digital media, for instance, songs from iTunes or photos from Picassa. These programs (and others) are good at creating deep structured directory trees for categorizing your individual song...
by raccoon
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advanced Copy/Move name similarity patterning function source code
Replies: 4
Views: 3377

Re: Advanced Copy/Move name similarity patterning function source code

Ah, ok, so I guess effectively a 1 byte window. Either the character matches in that position for every filename, or it's masked as a wildcard. With exception to filename suffixes which are bound to the end of the filename. That explains why it's so fast, and yet still very effective. Thanks so much...
by raccoon
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Advanced Copy/Move name similarity patterning function source code
Replies: 4
Views: 3377

Re: Advanced Copy/Move name similarity patterning function source code

Ok, so if I've got this right, you start by iterating each string from right-to-left for each file, repeating for each matching character and halting upon the first mismatch character, thus creating our filter suffix. Then we do the same iterating each string from left-to-right until we hit a mismat...
by raccoon
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advanced Copy/Move name similarity patterning function source code
Replies: 4
Views: 3377

Advanced Copy/Move name similarity patterning function source code

Dear void, I am really impressed, enamored even, by the name similarity patterning functionality of Advanced Copy and Move. It's on point and cleverly detects similarities I hadn't even noticed at times. I would really like to port this function to a different scripting language, emulating the strin...
by raccoon
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: voidPad
Replies: 30
Views: 25155

Re: voidPad

Could you make the voidPad icon stand out a bit more? Maybe make it burnt orange like Everything's icon.
by raccoon
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Run program without admin privilege in admin mode Everything
Replies: 19
Views: 10733

Re: Run program without admin privilege in admin mode Everything

Incorrect. Invalid. You wrote: "If you spawn create a child process, that process will run under the same credentials as the parent process. That is Windows design." That is not true. It's only true if you prefer to do it this way. Stop preferring to do it this way and it won't be done this way.
by raccoon
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Run program without admin privilege in admin mode Everything
Replies: 19
Views: 10733

Re: Run program without admin privilege in admin mode Everything

Again. The fact that Everything is restricted to running external programs with the same elevation as itself, is a bug, not a feature. There are multiple Windows API for executing external processes that should all be explored. IE, various ShellExecute() and ShellExecuteEx() flags, besides other fun...
by raccoon
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Add descriptions to files and folders.
Replies: 3
Views: 2608

Re: Add descriptions to files and folders.

If this is of any use, I've taken to tagging folder contents by creating zero-byte files (New > Text Document) and giving them names like .tag Such and such information about the folder .tag apples pears bananas grapes This obviously adds entries to Everything that are easily searched for. And it's ...
by raccoon
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A Question for content searching, written in Korean
Replies: 7
Views: 4972

Re: A Question for content searching, written in Korean

But when searching for contents which is written in Korean, using "contents" function cannot make the tool search the contents in UTF-8 encoded .txt file properly. This happens for newly made .txt files, but not for some old .txt files. So I'm confused what is going on. Are you sure that the newly ...
by raccoon
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Larger font in search text
Replies: 4
Views: 4721

Re: Larger font in search text

As feature suggestions go: the Zoom feature (Ctrl+ and Ctrl-) should probably affect the element and text size of the search bar. I have this same problem on television use.
by raccoon
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Run program without admin privilege in admin mode Everything
Replies: 19
Views: 10733

Re: Run program without admin privilege in admin mode Everything

What if you launch a different program from the file's right-click context menu? Is that also influenced by this? Such as `Edit with Notepad++`
by raccoon
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Really Useful Set of Bookmark Searches 2.0 for Everything
Replies: 36
Views: 50324

Re: Really Useful Set of Bookmark Searches 1.9 for Everything

Since it's just a simple CSV file, I thought I'd archive the contents here in case the external sites go away in 20 years. Copy and paste to Notepad and save as Bookmarks-by-zonetrooperex.csv then use Organize Bookmarks > Import. Edit: OUTDATED POST. CSV raw code now appears in the top post for upda...
by raccoon
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Preview for all text files
Replies: 3
Views: 3514

Re: Preview for all text files

Seeing as this is filed under Suggestions, may I suggest a possible feature where Everything attempts to use the Text preview handler for unknown file-types, assuming this doesn't have disastrous results for huge files or binary contents. Or is preview handling completely hands-off without the abili...
by raccoon
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: indexing algorithm
Replies: 4
Views: 4702

Re: indexing algorithm

I see that exported EFU "Everything File List" files are CSV "Comma Separated Value" files.

Can you tell me what the Everything.db "ESDb" file format is? Is this an "Event Stream Database" per https://github.com/customerio/esdb ? Or did you roll your own database?
by raccoon
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Run program without admin privilege in admin mode Everything
Replies: 19
Views: 10733

Re: Run program without admin privilege in admin mode Everything

On an aside, addendum, I still feel that Everything is doing something wrong when it comes to executing / spawning child processes. They should not be inheriting the Everything process and process priority as they presently do. Other software I use that execute / spawn child processes are capable of...
by raccoon
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Run program without admin privilege in admin mode Everything
Replies: 19
Views: 10733

Re: Run program without admin privilege in admin mode Everything

Let me toss in that I tend to agree with OP. His particular situations aside, it would be proper for Everything running As Admin to execute files As Not Admin as the default behavior, and offer up a checkbox Execute Files As Admin for both Everything As Admin, and Everything As Service users. The be...
by raccoon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Avoid special chars in general search
Replies: 3
Views: 2874

Re: Avoid special chars in general search

I can't understand your question, and I'm pretty good at understanding questions. The main thing I'm stumped on is whether you want non-alpha symbols to be treated as whitespace within your search terms that you typed, or within the search results that are returned. When you search for the following...
by raccoon
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Show only lowest subfolders?
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Re: Show only lowest subfolders?

Hi Madma,

You can use the filter childfoldercount:0 to only display folders that do not contain other folders within them. This should naturally only display the bottom level folders.

[edited]
by raccoon
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Support
Topic: ♪ ♫ spin up, spin up, get down ♪ ♫
Replies: 3
Views: 2379

Re: ♪ ♫ spin up, spin up, get down ♪ ♫

That seems to have done the trick. I came to my computer after it has been well rested, opened an instance of Everything and used the command `/icon_shell_extensions=0`. Typed several searches and listened for spin-ups, and there were none. I then went My Computer and each drive letter one by one, a...
by raccoon
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: dcdmdelta: Search for files with mismatching Date Created and Date Modified times
Replies: 1
Views: 1983

dcdmdelta: Search for files with mismatching Date Created and Date Modified times

A feature request.

dcdmdelta:
- Search for files with mismatching Date Created and Date Modified times.

dcdmdelta:>5days
- Search for files where the Date Created and Date Modified times are greater than 5 days different.
by raccoon
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Statusbar for Rescan progress status
Replies: 6
Views: 11632

Re: Statusbar for Rescan progress status

Is there any way for us to play with these in-dev alphas? i'd like an invite <3
by raccoon
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: regex: confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 2855

Re: regex: confusion

To round out this post, can someone identify all of the characters and symbols that are specially parsed by Everything keyword searches and would require quotation for `regex:`?
by raccoon
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: ♪ ♫ spin up, spin up, get down ♪ ♫
Replies: 3
Views: 2379

♪ ♫ spin up, spin up, get down ♪ ♫

So, I've got a dozen USB drives plugged in. Most USB drives have a built-in sleep so they spin down when inactive. Whenever I type in a search in Everything, suddenly half of my drives spin up depending on the search results. Can anything be done to let sleeping drives lie? (edit: I do have the Prev...