Excluding files within folders from property indexing

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JTCGiants56
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Excluding files within folders from property indexing

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I currently have indexing for some properties set to index some file types only, include folders is unchecked since it doesn't apply.

I have the below set in "exclude folders", but it seems the files within them are still being indexed. Is this the proper way to do this, or should this line be moved down to the "exclude files" box?

I:\abc123;"T:\folder 1\folder 2"
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Re: Excluding files within folders from property indexing

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The paths need to be specified *without* the quotes: I:\abc123;T:\folder 1\folder 2;
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Re: Excluding files within folders from property indexing

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NotNull wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:03 pm The paths need to be specified *without* the quotes: I:\abc123;T:\folder 1\folder 2;
Thanks, think that did the trick!
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Re: Excluding files within folders from property indexing

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@void:

suggestion to change the examples in the tooltips in the Properties dialog (or is it a modal?) to include a path with spaces.

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Re: Excluding files within folders from property indexing

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I would call it the Property page in the Options window. (Technically the options window is modeless)

I have added an example with a space for the next alpha update.

Thank you for the suggestion.
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Re: Excluding files within folders from property indexing

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I'm not sure if this is related somehow but after doing this and re-indexing went through, I noticed about an hour after the index was done everything 1.5 was using about 8gb of RAM still. After shutting down and reopening the app it went back to normal levels.

Could this be a possible memory leak? Note I did pause and restart the indexing several times during the process if that matters.

I am 1274a (x64) currently and not the latest alpha.
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The paths need to be specified *without* the quotes: I:\abc123;T:\folder 1\folder 2;
This is bug.

I am working on a fix.

Could this be a possible memory leak? Note I did pause and restart the indexing several times during the process if that matters.
Most likely a handle leak.
What properties are you indexing? what file types are included? -I'll do some testing on my end.
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Re: Excluding files within folders from property indexing

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void wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:47 am
The paths need to be specified *without* the quotes: I:\abc123;T:\folder 1\folder 2;
This is bug.

I am working on a fix.

Could this be a possible memory leak? Note I did pause and restart the indexing several times during the process if that matters.
Most likely a handle leak.
What properties are you indexing? what file types are included? -I'll do some testing on my end.
Frame Rate, Height, Length, Media Created, Width

File types for all-
*.mkv;*.mp4;*.avi;*.flv;*.webm;*.wmv;*.mov;*.m4v;*.m2ts;*.ts;*.mpg
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Re: Excluding files within folders from property indexing

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Thanks for the info JTCGiants56,

I have been testing indexing properties for these file types and I haven't found any leaks yet.

Do you have any third party property handlers installed for mov, ts or mpg files?
-Normally Everything cannot read these file types.

I noticed about an hour after the index was done
Could you please confirm, was Everything still showing the indexing properties progress bar in the status bar?
-I'm just wondering if Everything got stuck on one file which was leaking memory.
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Re: Excluding files within folders from property indexing

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Everything 1.5.0.1280a fixes an issue with parsing double quotes in exclude lists.


Double quotes are only needed to escape a semicolon (;) and literal double quotes (").

Use " to start and end a quote.

For example, to escape a semicolon (;)
"c:\a;folder;with;semicolons";c:\another\folder;c:\and\another\folder;...

Use "" while inside quotes to escape a literal "
"Control Panel\A virtual folder with ""quotes""";c:\another\folder;c:\and\another\folder;...
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Re: Excluding files within folders from property indexing

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void wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:41 am Thanks for the info JTCGiants56,

I have been testing indexing properties for these file types and I haven't found any leaks yet.

Do you have any third party property handlers installed for mov, ts or mpg files?
-Normally Everything cannot read these file types.
Sorry, just noticed this, didn't get a notification email for some reason.

I have Icaros installed to manage video thumbnails, but I have the properties management option off.
I noticed about an hour after the index was done
Could you please confirm, was Everything still showing the indexing properties progress bar in the status bar?
-I'm just wondering if Everything got stuck on one file which was leaking memory.
It was not. It was completely finished.
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Re: Excluding files within folders from property indexing

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Do you have any third party property handlers installed for mov, ts or mpg files?
-Normally Everything cannot read these file types.
Actually Everything most likely can but the gotcha is going to be with the codecs used within the .mov, .ts, .whatever container.

Some video files' properties are not properly displayed
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