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by raccoon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: everything.ini > db_location=
Replies: 1
Views: 2184

everything.ini > db_location=

Suggestion: Let db_location default to `.` (period) to reflect the relative path of the everything.ini file. (This works) When one unpacks Everything and runs it for the first time, the db_location is given an absolute path of the current working directory. If the user decides to later move or renam...
by raccoon
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Monitor Changes bug when Rename CaSe OnLy
Replies: 12
Views: 11891

Re: Monitor Changes bug when Rename CaSe OnLy

void wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:55 am
Everything doesn't know the folder was renamed. As far as Everything knows, the folder was deleted and a new one created.
I'll look into rescanning "added" folders..
Ah hah. Thanks for that explanation. And I like that solution.
by raccoon
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Monitor Changes bug when Rename CaSe OnLy
Replies: 12
Views: 11891

Re: Monitor Changes bug when Rename CaSe OnLy

This bug again (probably). This time, when you Move a folder into a subfolder. Example: X:\foo\stuff\ moves to X:\foo\bar\stuff\ "stuff" starts a subfolder of "foo", and we move that folder into the subsubfolder of "bar" which is also a subfolder of "foo". Edit: Doing this causes the folder and its ...
by raccoon
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Monitor Changes bug when Rename CaSe OnLy
Replies: 12
Views: 11891

Re: Monitor Changes bug when Rename CaSe OnLy

Cool, thank you. Btw, I'm pretty intimately familiar with Win32 API. I probably didn't mention that. I appreciate the explanation, and will try fuzzing for similar misbehaviors.
by raccoon
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Monitor Changes bug when Rename CaSe OnLy
Replies: 12
Views: 11891

Re: Monitor Changes bug when Rename CaSe OnLy

Indeed about the rescan. It's just that when I am (or was) performing meticulous librarian operations, making many a sweeping changes, that's exactly the same moment that I'm also using Everything. Not a half hour later. :) But my question was about this bug is, what did you find, and how did you fi...
by raccoon
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Monitor Changes bug when Rename CaSe OnLy
Replies: 12
Views: 11891

Re: Monitor Changes bug when Rename CaSe OnLy

Thanks void You're on fire!

updating

Out of curiosity, what did you find and how much other list damage was it probably causing so I can rule out those sync issues as fixed
by raccoon
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Monitor Changes bug when Rename CaSe OnLy
Replies: 12
Views: 11891

Re: Monitor Changes bug when Rename CaSe OnLy

For testing, try formatting a free-gift USB flash drive to FAT32 or exFAT. I used exFAT in my test. Windows 7 64 Pro.
by raccoon
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Monitor Changes bug when Rename CaSe OnLy
Replies: 12
Views: 11891

Monitor Changes bug when Rename CaSe OnLy

I just nailed down one of the bugs that causes an index to lose sync. I'm personally using Indexes->Folders for exFAT disks, but this bug might also extend to other Index-types and how they "Attempt to monitor changes." If you rename a folder (a directory) to a different CaPiTaLiZaTiOn, but exactly ...
by raccoon
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: My Tricky Recipes
Replies: 2
Views: 2816

My Tricky Recipes

I'm starting this thread to document my (and any of your) tricky search/filter/bookmark combinations of logic functions... aka, recipes. Here's one that allows me to find folders that only contain files that match my query, and must not contain any files that do not match. X:\Path\ child:.jpg !regex...
by raccoon
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Possible to do regex search in file *contents*?
Replies: 6
Views: 4824

Re: Possible to do regex search in file *contents*?

Very cool, and I'll definitely be using this. If I might suggest, the option for `dbcscontent:`, or `unicodecontent:` as it were to contrast `ansicontent:`, which is simply 16 bit plain 0 BMP unicode strings in windows, ie, usually found in compiled 32 bit software and resources. Easily recognizable...
by raccoon
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Possible to do regex search in file *contents*?
Replies: 6
Views: 4824

Re: Possible to do regex search in file *contents*?

:o I would have never guessed to try this! :shock:

What other functions can be stacked this way??
by raccoon
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Did "force rebuild index" do that? How could it?
Replies: 3
Views: 2654

Re: Did "force rebuild index" do that? How could it?

My guess is that you just didn't wait long enough for the Force Rebuild to complete, since there are no visual progress indicators. It's not immediate, so you were still seeing the cached results pre-rebuild.
by raccoon
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Statusbar for Rescan progress status
Replies: 6
Views: 12613

Statusbar for Rescan progress status

I notice when performing a Force Rebuild, or Rescan Now, there is no indication of progress displayed in the Statusbar. Have to open up the Index options to see what's happening. Request that this progress be included in the Status bar, as it is upon initial launch.
by raccoon
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Add Date Constant: "now"
Replies: 5
Views: 4560

Re: Add Date Constant: "now"

Honestly never used recentchanged:, is that looking at files with a dm: and dc: of a given date (default today)? similarly has to be reentered at midnight? I'm fine with that, just never used that func.
by raccoon
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Suggest: Rename Path [Shift+F2]
Replies: 5
Views: 5751

Re: Suggest: Rename Path [Shift+F2]

Thanks therube, indeed I've explored and played with that option. But rename path right in place, the same way as renaming a file in place within the ListView, would be very UI friendly. I understand the mechanics of it being a move operation, and in fact, a file rename is a move operation at its fu...
by raccoon
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Add Date Constant: "now"
Replies: 5
Views: 4560

Re: Add Date Constant: "now"

Yes, I just discovered this as I had the query dm:<=today up and it stalled at midnight.

I wonder if it would be feasible or reasonable to have these constants update when the clock rolls over, ie, every midnight (today) or every minute (now).
by raccoon
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Add Date Constant: "now"
Replies: 5
Views: 4560

Add Date Constant: "now"

Date Constants: today yesterday tomorrow <last|past|prev|current|this|coming|next><year|month|week> <last|past|prev|coming|next><x><years|months|weeks|days|hours|minutes|mins|seconds|secs> january|february|march|april|may|june|july|august|september|october|november|december jan|feb|mar|apr|may|jun|...
by raccoon
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie questions
Replies: 15
Views: 22075

Re: Newbie questions

... which would show recently changed files in real time. Does Everything have something similar? You could sort the Date Modified column to show the most recently modified files, first. The only problem is you'll have to contend with any erroneously "future dated" files that also clamber to the to...
by raccoon
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: List only folder
Replies: 3
Views: 3559

Re: List only folder

Image
by raccoon
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Colour changes to make it easier to view search results
Replies: 5
Views: 4402

Re: Colour changes to make it easier to view search results

Tools -> Options [Ctrl+P] -> General -> View -> [x] Alternate row color
by raccoon
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Suggest: Rename Path [Shift+F2]
Replies: 5
Views: 5751

Suggest: Rename Path [Shift+F2]

Request the ability to Rename a file's folder (Path), with the same simplicity as F2 Rename. I search for sets of files, and then go through renaming folders that have those files present. Right now I have to do that through the extra step of opening the path in Explorer. File > Rename Path [Shift+F...
by raccoon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Latest on Tag searching?
Replies: 15
Views: 19916

Re: Latest on Tag searching?

I am unfamiliar with Windows tagging. How does it work. Is it NTFS reliant?
by raccoon
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Display folders affected by file attributes searched
Replies: 9
Views: 6861

Re: Display folders affected by file attributes searched

Since this is an NTFS volume, one possible solution is to create a hard link, symbolic link, junction (or whatever the proper term / option is called) instead of creating an actual copy. I believe one of the options allows changes to one to reflect in the other, and another option will split the lin...
by raccoon
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Display folders affected by file attributes searched
Replies: 9
Views: 6861

Re: Display folders affected by file attributes searched

I may not understand the question correctly. For me, on Win7, Everything shows the folder size as being the non-sparse predicted size of the folder's contents if every file were completed. If I want to see the -actual- size on disk at the moment, I have to use a different program such as WizTree in ...
by raccoon
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Rename files: Add number to filenames
Replies: 1
Views: 3085

Re: Rename files: Add number to filenames

I haven't found the ability to add sequential numbers with Everything's Rename feature, but the program RegexRenamer has this feature. Yes, you should really learn regex.

(Side note: I believe the Rename feature should be moved to Edit > Advanced > Advanced Rename)
by raccoon
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Duplicate results
Replies: 7
Views: 3989

Re: Duplicate results

ntfs is vulnerable to encryption ransomware while ex/fat is [usually] not. ntfs is very problematic for drives that move between computers because of ACS (file ownership) permissions. ... on a secondary / data drive, this is pretty nasty after you have to reinstall windows on the primary. ntfs [usua...
by raccoon
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: RegEx Search
Replies: 6
Views: 4004

Re: RegEx Search

Match Path has to be turned off to support anchors at filename boundaries. What do you mean by that? When you have Match Path (Ctrl+U) enabled, PCRE only sees the entire full path of every file, but does not ( also ) see just the filename. This means that your use of anchors (ie. ^ and $) will be b...
by raccoon
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: RegEx Search
Replies: 6
Views: 4004

Re: RegEx Search

Alternately, you can leave Regex Search turned off, and use one or more patterns in your search using the regex: prefix. regex:^f regex:\.tlb$ regex:^f .tlb regex:^f.*\.tlb$ I'm not sure about all the edge cases like supporting space characters in the regex pattern. Think maybe optional /pattern/ qu...
by raccoon
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Duplicate results
Replies: 7
Views: 3989

Re: Duplicate results

void: Would it be outside of your design scope to allow Everything to automatically index all attached disk volumes? By default? I expressly teach people never to use NTFS for anything besides their system disk, and that seems like fair advice. And the proliferation of external FAT/exFAT formatted U...
by raccoon
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: how to initiate indexing?
Replies: 4
Views: 4050

Re: how to initiate indexing?

Hopefully this isn't out of turn, but it was my experience that I had to manually add all FAT32/exFAT drive letters under the Options > Indexes > Folders section. Everything seemed to only index NTFS volumes automatically on first run. (All of my drives are FAT except for the system disk)
by raccoon
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Folders being detected as files, glitch
Replies: 8
Views: 9036

Re: Folders being detected as files, glitch

I guess I should rephrase. Does Everything know that an error has occurred during indexing, and attempt to retry the request or resolve the error? Is there any reporting so I can detect index errors before performing a routine of tedious nature, so I do not miss any work and have to undo everything ...
by raccoon
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Folders being detected as files, glitch
Replies: 8
Views: 9036

Re: Folders being detected as files, glitch

I see. So you're saying that because the attribute response never makes it, it never gets the "D" attribute and remains a "file" without any shape or form besides its name. Doesn't try again?
by raccoon
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Folders being detected as files, glitch
Replies: 8
Views: 9036

Re: Folders being detected as files, glitch

Hi void, You have it backwards though. Those are all folders. Everything started incorrectly identifying them as files instead of folders. I believe this happened after moving the collection of folders and their contents from the root path to a sub folder. Somehow Everything saw the folders as files...
by raccoon
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Folders being detected as files, glitch
Replies: 8
Views: 9036

Folders being detected as files, glitch

Strange bug or glitch I noticed just now. It seems that a large chunk of the indexed folders are being identified as files instead of folders. It should be noted that just about every folder name contains periods '.' in them. Notice the size and timestamps disappear, and the file extension, type and...
by raccoon
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any way to preview audio and control playback?
Replies: 13
Views: 7794

Re: Any way to preview audio and control playback?

Strange. Mine doesn't do that. (current version)

Maybe it's an OS level thing.
by raccoon
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Searching mounted encrypted drives
Replies: 7
Views: 2946

Re: Searchng unmounted encrypted drives

VeraKrypt is what I used to encrypt it. I tried using your suggested approach to see if that worked as a temp solution but it did not work. I select the drive, I get an error message saying the drive needs to be formatted which I ignore as its encrypted. And hit apply. Still no results. Um. You wan...
by raccoon
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Searching mounted encrypted drives
Replies: 7
Views: 2946

Re: Searchng unmounted encrypted drives

What are the drives encrypted with?

You can arbitrarily add ANY drive, folder or network path under Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Folders. As long as windows recognizes it as a proper path.
by raccoon
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any way to preview audio and control playback?
Replies: 13
Views: 7794

Re: Any way to preview audio and control playback?

I am not aware that Everything even facilitates audio playback of any kind, let alone automatically upon selecting a file. Please explain where you have found this preview audio feature.
by raccoon
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Only some files/folders are searchable...
Replies: 1
Views: 1444

Re: Only some files/folders are searchable...

Go into Tools -> Options -> Indexes and make sure you select all your NTFS drives under NTFS and all your FAT/exFAT drives under Folders . Then go under Indexes again and hit Force Rebuild . I personally wish these drive and path selections were removed from the deep options and placed very intuitiv...
by raccoon
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Off-topic discussion
Topic: WizTree and WizFile
Replies: 6
Views: 17296

Re: WizTree and WizFile

Do you know of any tools to specifically index all symbolic links / junction loops? Honestly just an OS and a folder of downloads on this NTFS drive. All other drives are exFAT for portability and to specifically to avoid ADS, ACL and other NTFS silliness.
by raccoon
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic discussion
Topic: WizTree and WizFile
Replies: 6
Views: 17296

Re: WizTree and WizFile

Ok. So neither are literally using software written by voidtools. Gotcha. I did nothing at all in WizFile. I simply started it up, selected my drives and let it do its thing. It pegged 99% CPU for a fair while, and then I got Low Ram warnings which I had never seen before in modern Windows. Checked ...
by raccoon
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: File hash checksum management; column display
Replies: 7
Views: 34173

Re: File hash checksum management; column display

CRC, MD5 and SHA1 are all vulnerable to intentional collision attacks. It's not really worth debating end-of-the-word file-pocalypse scenarios because SHA512 is as fast as SHA256 and they're both as fast as SHA1. It's not really a big deal. If I'm going to keep hashes of every file on my 10 TB libra...
by raccoon
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Off-topic discussion
Topic: WizTree and WizFile
Replies: 6
Views: 17296

WizTree and WizFile

I notice the program WizTree mentioned on this forum , which utilizes the Everything library, and apparently they make another newer program called WizFile . I just gave these a wiz (yespun) this evening because they also include a column for Size-On-Disk aka Allocated filesize (which Everything doe...
by raccoon
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: File hash checksum management; column display
Replies: 7
Views: 34173

Re: File hash checksum management; column display

Logistically, given that file hashes are not expected to be changed all that frequently, especially for large read-only media libraries, I would suggest a json/xml or flat file of hashes, stored externally from the database and loaded only when requested by a function (eg, hashdupe:). We can discuss...
by raccoon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Support for the NTFS Alternate Data Streams feature
Replies: 3
Views: 22820

Re: Support for the NTFS Alternate Data Streams feature

Would it be possible to revisit this suggestion, even if it means generating a temporary on-demand index of altstream files? There are very very few programs that enable user navigation and manipulation of ADS files. And you can hide some serious crap as a file or folder's alt data stream. One can e...
by raccoon
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: File hash checksum management; column display
Replies: 7
Views: 34173

File hash checksum management; column display

So I've been using Everything for many years now and just discovered these forums. It's one of the most handy tools in my kit, so hopefully I can spam all sorts of great and annoying ideas here lend a hand. One of my most painstaking endeavors is maintaining file integrity and managing duplicates a...
by raccoon
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Need a toolbar
Replies: 5
Views: 27519

Re: Need a toolbar

I do like the sleek slender design without a toolbar, but I can also appreciate that people are used to toolbars and ribbons in other software, and so they can be easier to navigate than menus, or memorize than shortcut accelerators.

I'd dig it if it were customizable and hideable.