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by raccoon
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Avoid special chars in general search
Replies: 3
Views: 3526

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: 2224

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.

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by raccoon
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Support
Topic: ♪ ♫ spin up, spin up, get down ♪ ♫
Replies: 3
Views: 3017

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: 2652

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: 12614

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: 3619

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: 3017

♪ ♫ 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...
by raccoon
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Change Everything Process Priority to Below Normal (5 or 6)
Replies: 6
Views: 3797

Re: Change Everything Process Priority to Below Normal (5 or 6)

What is it that causes Process Explorer to report that "Everything.exe" is using 99% CPU instead of HashCheck Shell Extension when I use it through Everything's Explorer context menu? And since Everything is running at Normal priority, so is the 99% CPU while HashCheck is processing files.
by raccoon
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Change Everything Process Priority to Below Normal (5 or 6)
Replies: 6
Views: 3797

Re: Change Everything Process Priority to Below Normal (5 or 6)

Thanks, void. Will this also augment the thread priority of spawned third-party processes, such as HashCheck Shell Extension? Or just the db_updater? I don't know if ShellExecute API has a provision for allowing a spawned process to adjust its own priority or whether it should inherit its parent, bu...
by raccoon
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Change Everything Process Priority to Below Normal (5 or 6)
Replies: 6
Views: 3797

Re: Change Everything Process Priority to Below Normal (5 or 6)

It is a regularly suggested tweak for a process to modify itself to Below Normal or Idle when it expects to perform any form of on-going process, such as reading, writing or encoding gigabytes of data. When I run HashCheck Shell Extension from a normal Explorer window's right-click context menu to "...
by raccoon
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Change Everything Process Priority to Below Normal (5 or 6)
Replies: 6
Views: 3797

Change Everything Process Priority to Below Normal (5 or 6)

File tasks can often be very CPU resource consuming, and so whenever Everything is performing an intensive folder indexing, or running a spawned process such as an Explorer shell extension to alter thousands of file properties or to generate file checksums, Everything as the parent process will dict...
by raccoon
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: INI entry ntfs_volume_paths
Replies: 13
Views: 6482

Re: INI entry ntfs_volume_paths

I see. I was of the impression that the GUID might be unique to the drive's GPT id or some other unique volume fingerprint, and that Everything would try tracking it for drive letter changes. I'll just set it up for each computer in advance with the same drive letter. It's only a few machines. I was...
by raccoon
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What does the INI setting filter=VIDEO do?
Replies: 1
Views: 1861

What does the INI setting filter=VIDEO do?

There's an INI setting with the value filter=VIDEO and I can't tell that it does anything.

It's not described on the website, that I can find anyway.

I deleted all the filters and created my own custom filters, and this property still remains in my ini file.
by raccoon
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Development, plugins and third party software
Topic: Everything Search Windows 7 Integration
Replies: 7
Views: 27722

Re: Everything Search Windows 7 Integration

This is a thread necro from many years ago, and many options in Everything have been added. For one, you can edit the Everything.ini for the option hotkey_explorer_path_search from 0 to 1 so it automatically adds the Explorer Path to the Everything search bar. Then assign a Hotkey (I use the Pause k...
by raccoon
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Request: Kiosk (View-Only) mode
Replies: 4
Views: 2805

Re: Request: Kiosk (View-Only) mode

Is there also a hack to hide the Menu Bar? For old people.

Could be shown with Alt-key press.
by raccoon
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Request: Kiosk (View-Only) mode
Replies: 4
Views: 2805

Re: Request: Kiosk (View-Only) mode

Ah, thank you for the .ini hacks! Awesome possum sauce! [x] "Respect read-only files." In my experience, Everything does that. Do you have other experiences? I meant that it should prohibit the deletion or renaming or moving of Read-Only files, specifically. Even when other files are allowed to be r...
by raccoon
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: INI entry ntfs_volume_paths
Replies: 13
Views: 6482

Re: INI entry ntfs_volume_paths

Is it possible to track a volume based solely on its GUID and not the drive letter? This is for a portable Everything that exists on a specific drive, and is meant only to index that specific drive. The drive letter may change from time to time, depending on which computer it's plugged into. It's an...
by raccoon
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Request: Kiosk (View-Only) mode
Replies: 4
Views: 2805

Request: Kiosk (View-Only) mode

I have another request for Everything For Old People. A Kiosk Mode that only allows for navigation and execution. This will prohibit any drag/drop copy or move operations, prohibit file deletion, prohibit renames... basically prohibits making any changes to any files or folders, accidentally or inte...
by raccoon
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Request: Checkbox Select
Replies: 1
Views: 1916

Request: Checkbox Select

I would like to request an option to toggle Checkboxes for item row select, similar to the Windows Explorer feature. This enables people with limited mobility, coordination or cognitive function to multi-select without messing with holding combinations of Shift or Ctrl while clicking. I'm personally...
by raccoon
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Suggest: Rename Path [Shift+F2]
Replies: 5
Views: 5751

Re: Suggest: Rename Path [Shift+F2]

I wish to urge consideration again for adding this feature to Everything. Allow me to expand by suggesting these two Functions, that can be given a keyboard hotkey assignment. Rename Path (For Selected Item) This option will work like regular Rename (F2), but instead of letting you edit the text of ...
by raccoon
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Frequent hanging after upgrading to 984
Replies: 2
Views: 3410

Frequent hanging after upgrading to 984

I recently upgraded Everything from 1.4.1.970 to 1.4.1.984 and 3 reboots later it consistently goes non-responsive upon opening it, even after it has completed indexing and I have entered a search and it displays my search results. It will just suddenly hang soon after and go all hour-glassy until I...
by raccoon
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: To run a nightly build... stop/start service
Replies: 5
Views: 4066

Re: To run a nightly build... stop/start service

Points of clarity: - I only run a single instance of Everything. I upgrade the Nightly builds every so often and I find the process mildly tedious. - I don't think placing "LastRunVersion = 1.4.1.999" makes Everything.ini any less "versionless". It just helps Everything understand the world around i...
by raccoon
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Development, plugins and third party software
Topic: Looking for Software: Copy/Move/Make Files Sparse
Replies: 4
Views: 6138

Looking for Software: Copy/Move/Make Files Sparse

I am looking for a piece of software that can copy or move a Sparse File from one drive to another drive, and by the same token, will also convert a normal file into a Sparse File on that same drive. Primer Sparse Files are a feature of NTFS which allows an incompletely written file, such as a downl...
by raccoon
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: To run a nightly build... stop/start service
Replies: 5
Views: 4066

To run a nightly build... stop/start service

To run a nightly build: Completely exit Everything (right click the Everything system tray icon and click Exit). From the Start menu, type in: services.msc Right click Services and click Run as administrator. Right click Everything and click Stop Service. Overwrite your existing Everything.exe with...
by raccoon
Mon May 25, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Display bytes in Size column?
Replies: 1
Views: 1610

Display bytes in Size column?

Is there a way to display file size in bytes from 1 to 1023 bytes in the Size column? I work with a lot of files that are either 30 or 31 bytes, and I would like to be able to identify them at a glance without special filtering. The current behavior seems to be a lower bounds of KB, such as "1 KB" f...
by raccoon
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: About diacritics
Replies: 3
Views: 3145

Re: About diacritics

If you want to match diacritics, then shouldn't you have the checkbox checked, not unchecked? And yeah, regex is ascii until you specify one of the unicode flags. I do have my own diacritics question, though, to ask of Mr. Void. Why do the default Filters have Match Diacritics checked, when it exist...
by raccoon
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Question about adding folders
Replies: 3
Views: 2775

Re: Question about adding folders

Then it also happens to get indexed during the next rebuild. Everything doesn't track devices by unique identifier, just volume letter that you specify. I would personally like to see the whole Folder Indexes feature revisited and revamped, to allow for automatic indexing of all new devices, and ind...
by raccoon
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Creating a keyboard shortcut to run a command on selected file path
Replies: 1
Views: 1832

Creating a keyboard shortcut to run a command on selected file path

I'm not sure if this is possible, but here's what I'm aiming for. To create a custom verb that I can bind a keyboard shortcut (hotkey) to... - /custom_verb05=<something> Using the command to reindex the specified path... - /update <folder index> Update the specifed folder index by path now. The spec...
by raccoon
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Hotkeys and Menu Editing (was File | Copy Path to Clipboard)
Replies: 3
Views: 3272

Re: File | Copy Path to Clipboard

Huh, curious. Thanks.

Is there any way to get the other menus like "Index | Folders | Rescan All Now" and "Indexes | Force Rebuild" into the menubar? I have given them Shift+F5 and Ctrl+F5 hotkeys, but I would have loved having these handily available in the menubar all this time.
by raccoon
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Hotkeys and Menu Editing (was File | Copy Path to Clipboard)
Replies: 3
Views: 3272

Hotkeys and Menu Editing (was File | Copy Path to Clipboard)

The Keyboard hotkey configurator has an command option for File | Copy Path to Clipboard but this option doesn't actually show up under the File Menu. Could we please add Copy Path to Clipboard to the File Menu as well? As well as all the other Menu commands that exist but simultaneously do not exist?
by raccoon
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Bug with dupe: not identifying filename matches
Replies: 5
Views: 6417

Re: Bug with dupe: not identifying filename matches

The dupe functions find duplicates in the ENTIRE index, not the current results. Use only one duplicate function at a time. I understand what you're saying, but as I stated above, I have already eliminated my "ENTIRE INDEX" to just the two specimen drives at hand. One drive being a backup of the ot...
by raccoon
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Bug with dupe: not identifying filename matches
Replies: 5
Views: 6417

Re: Bug with dupe: not identifying filename matches

It does not seem that you have been able to reproduce my bug. All of the names listed in the second are properly !dupe: , while I have files that are properly dupe: but show up with !dupe: . I have also checked each of the names byte-for-byte. The weird thing is that it behaves correctly if I export...
by raccoon
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Bug with dupe: not identifying filename matches
Replies: 5
Views: 6417

Bug with dupe: not identifying filename matches

This one confounds me and I've been playing with it for a while. Maybe you can reproduce it. This is how I discovered it. I have two drives that are largely identical. For this testing, I made it so that Everything only indexes these two drives and no others. I used the filter term: dupesize: !dupe:...
by raccoon
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Variable Delimiter option - for wider application compatibility
Replies: 14
Views: 7893

Re: Variable Delimiter option - for wider application compatibility

I'm confused now too. Does this mean I have to escape my commas to make them work as normal filename commas now, otherwise they behave as pipes?
by raccoon
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Variable Delimiter option - for wider application compatibility
Replies: 14
Views: 7893

Re: Variable Delimiter option - for wider application compatibility

If this is JSON data, then how should Everything handle escaped commas, quotes, etc valid filename characters that are invalid in JSON? Should Everything also handle unescaping these? I'm not one to lightly trample on someone's feature suggestions, but you can see where this leads. I presume if you'...
by raccoon
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Variable Delimiter option - for wider application compatibility
Replies: 14
Views: 7893

Re: Variable Delimiter option - for wider application compatibility

But, the pipe character is an ILLEGAL CHARACTER for paths and filenames, and it has a very familiar connotation for OR OPERATION, which makes it a double-win. It's an excellent choice. Why can't you just search-and-replace your comma, tab, w/e delimiters with pipes on your own dime?
by raccoon
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Exclude path from results (single use only)
Replies: 7
Views: 5084

Re: Exclude path from results (single use only)

You can create new Bookmarks (Menu -> Bookmarks) and Filters (Menu -> Search -> Organize Filters) to create favorite search terms or add common filtering (search terms) to your search terms. Eg: Photos, Videos, Exclude Wife. You can also quickly select a previous search query from the drop-down Hist...
by raccoon
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sort by name/path lenght
Replies: 2
Views: 5830

Re: Sort by name/path lenght

A filepath length column could be cool, though.
by raccoon
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Crashing when right-clicking on multiple selected files
Replies: 7
Views: 6223

Re: Crashing when right-clicking on multiple selected files

Under Help -> About Everything, which version are you using?
by raccoon
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Exclude path from results (single use only)
Replies: 7
Views: 5084

Re: Exclude path from results (single use only)

Add the search term:
!"X:\Path that\I want to\Exclude\"
No results from that path will appear as long as the term is present.
Note the bang prefix (!), and the encapsulating double quotes (").

Example:
Pretty Ladies !"E:\Images\My wife\"
by raccoon
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Off-topic discussion
Topic: Looking for a tool that can merge overlap two files
Replies: 3
Views: 14626

Re: Looking for a tool that can merge overlap two files

I'm afraid it's not so simple as one file containing the top half, and the second file containing the bottom half of the data. They're both quite interleaved in their completeness (and lack there of), with even overlapping bits of completeness. What I described, treating NUL characters as transparen...
by raccoon
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How to Make the Word Order in Searches Unimportant
Replies: 2
Views: 3078

Re: How to Make the Word Order in Searches Unimportant

lol. So, if you encapsulate your search terms in quotes, it will search for that string exactly. If you omit the quotation marks, then it will search in the manner you described. Compare: "Naked Pictures" Naked Pictures The better solution, however, is simple. Change the search filter to Picture via...
by raccoon
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Off-topic discussion
Topic: Looking for a tool that can merge overlap two files
Replies: 3
Views: 14626

Looking for a tool that can merge overlap two files

I've got two files of the same size in bytes. I want to merge both files, overlapping them, treating 0x00 (NUL) bytes as transparent. Ideally, the program would notify me if any two non-NUL characters share the same byte offset that are dissimilar. Goal: Take two incomplete and non-sequentially down...
by raccoon
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Ordening without "the", "a", "an" and Numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 4655

Re: Ordening ("the", "a", "an" and Numbers) being in the list, but not counting for the alphabetical ordering

Is there any way to do this type of ordering files results in Everything? I personally use bulk renaming to remove / relocate these "noise words" in files and folders. ie, The Quick Fox becomes Quick Fox, The . Voidtools Everything has bulk renaming, as well, I also use a program called RegexRename...
by raccoon
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Function to find Partial Name Dupes
Replies: 7
Views: 5183

Re: Function to find Partial Name Dupes

It might work, I'm not sure where to specify the \1:\2:\3:\4... ... There will be a new column 'regex match 1' to show the captured regex match 1. You will be able to sort by this column. Basically this, but instead of just 'regex match 1', it will contain all regex matches, and they would be token...
by raccoon
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Function to find Partial Name Dupes
Replies: 7
Views: 5183

Re: Function to find Partial Name Dupes

Cool beans, will be fun to get my hands on! What do you think about the intricacies of my last post, where you create a column of resolved \1:\2:\3:\4:\5:\6:\7:\8:\9 and then just find dupes within that column? I feel this is totally doable and perhaps easier than your proposal, and doesn't limit th...
by raccoon
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Function to find Partial Name Dupes
Replies: 7
Views: 5183

Re: Function to find Partial Name Dupes

Aye, I recognize the regex thing would have to be a multi-pass recursion. Though, I'm not sure that your solution reduces that recursive property as \1 would have to be resolved for each record, and then all records scanned again in kind. Seems basically like my idea, but limiting \1 to the left-sid...
by raccoon
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Function to find Partial Name Dupes
Replies: 7
Views: 5183

Function to find Partial Name Dupes

One of the tasks I keep running up against is the ability to locate partial name dupes. This is tricky because my search string isn't necessarily a verbatim string, but rather whether multiple files or folders share the same substring of a given length or position. Simple Method: Find all records wi...
by raccoon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to locate folders with a childfilecount:N of a child:<match> pattern?
Replies: 2
Views: 4185

Re: How to locate folders with a childfilecount:N of a child:<match> pattern?

Thanks void. This general method will come in handy.
by raccoon
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to locate folders with a childfilecount:N of a child:<match> pattern?
Replies: 2
Views: 4185

How to locate folders with a childfilecount:N of a child:<match> pattern?

It would seem that childfilecount: only counts _all_ folder content, and not just the results of the matching pattern. Say I want to locate all folders that contain only 1 but not 2 .jpg files, my first instinct is: `child:.jpg childfilecount:1` But this is invalid, as it's not counting only the .jp...