Monitor changes still active while unchecked

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Shooter3k
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Monitor changes still active while unchecked

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On a server that I'm running Evertyhing 1.5 on, I have about 10 hard drives with the "Include in database" unchecked and instead, I use the "Folders" option to schedule a scan once a week.

However, even with "attempt to monitor changes" unchecked, Everything is still pulling in updates and also seems to be getting high usage when I'm doing very large number of file updates. So for example, if I'm moving hundreds of thousands of files, Everything seems to monitor those changes and cause it to lag.

Is there any way to change/disable this 'monitor changes' option?
NotNull
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Re: Monitor changes still active while unchecked

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Shooter3k wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:00 pm 10 hard drives with the "Include in database" unchecked
Shooter3k wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:00 pm "attempt to monitor changes" unchecked,...
Just to make sure:
Attempt to monitor changes is a per-folder setting. Did you uncheck that setting 10 times (for each disk)?
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Shooter3k
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Re: Monitor changes still active while unchecked

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Yes

and if I go into Everything and sort by "Date Modified", I can watch new files pop up continuously as files on the machine are modified

here's a screenshot of the "index Journal" and "Everything Options". Let me know if you want one showing the results coming up in the Everything main window as well
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Re: Monitor changes still active while unchecked

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Thanks for testing!

I am trying to reproduce your issue by folder-indexing my C-drive (that took a while..), but here no changes to the C:-drive are detected.
Version 1.5.0.1280a x64 on Win10 21H2, btw.


I don't have a solution atm, but some tips:
  • Check the debug log (Menu:Tools > Debug > Console)
  • A temporary workaround could be to stop all monitoring manually:
    EDIT: In 1.5 you can also do Menu:Index > Stop Updating; skip the part below ..

    Type the following in the address bar and press ENTER

    Code: Select all

    /monitor-stop
    
    Other options:
    /monitor-pause
    Stop updating results and continue monitoring changes to indexes.

    /monitor-resume
    /monitor-start
    Update results to reflect changes to indexes.

    /monitor-stop
    Stop monitoring changes to indexes.
Shooter3k
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Re: Monitor changes still active while unchecked

Post by Shooter3k »

I'm using version 1.5.0.1295a (x64)

doing the Index --> Stop Updating definitely seems to stop the indexing.

Strange that I'm the only one to have this issue. I'm happy to uninstall/re-install if you think that would fix it but I've tried this in the past and it didn't (although I'm happy to try again if that would help)
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Re: Monitor changes still active while unchecked

Post by void »

It sounds like a volume is still set to monitor changes or attempt to monitor changes.

Could you please send me your Everything-1.5a.ini from %APPDATA%\Everything to support@voidtools.com

I will test further on my end..
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Re: Monitor changes still active while unchecked

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thanks...I emailed it
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Re: Monitor changes still active while unchecked

Post by void »

Thank you for your Everything.ini Shooter3k,

This issue is caused by the trailing slash in folder paths.
Everything is not finding the settings for your folder indexes correctly.

I am working on a fix..
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Re: Monitor changes still active while unchecked

Post by void »

Everything 1.5.0.1299a fixes an issue with Everything using the wrong settings for folder indexes.
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