Disable re-indexing everything when a new file filter is added

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Skodd
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Disable re-indexing everything when a new file filter is added

Post by Skodd »

Adding a new "include only files" filter in here

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make everything index all properties again. Shouldn't it only index the properties for the files that hadn't their properties (length) indexed before adding the new file filter ?

Adding for example .m4v, will reindex the length properties of all file in the file filter (*.mkv;*.mp4;*.avi;*.flv;*.webm;*.3gp;*.ts;*.mpg;*.mpeg;*.wmv;*.mov;*.divx;*.m2ts in my screenshot) instead of just .m4v
void
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Re: Disable re-indexing everything when a new file filter is added

Post by void »

Thanks for the issue report Skodd,

I'll make Everything a little smarter here by not rescanning properties when they already exist in the index.
harryray2
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Re: Disable re-indexing everything when a new file filter is added

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Does the same happen when adding properties? Does Everthing re-scan all or just the the properties that have been added?
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Re: Disable re-indexing everything when a new file filter is added

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Is there a way of doing the same for properties by not rescanning when they already exist, or at least to have an option not to do so until a time of choosing? I'm always a bit reluctant to add or remove properties because of the time the rescan takes.
void
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Re: Disable re-indexing everything when a new file filter is added

Post by void »

Everything will reuse the existing property values if you add a new property to the index.
Only the new property is scanned.

Everything currently rescans all properties when changing any property filter, this includes changing the following:
Include Folders
Include Files
Include Only Folders
Exclude Folders
Include Only Files
Exclude Files
Maximum size



You can pause property indexing under the Index menu.
void
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Re: Disable re-indexing everything when a new file filter is added

Post by void »

Everything 1.5.0.1314a will now re-use existing property values when reindexing.
ahmednmagraby
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Re: Disable re-indexing everything when a new file filter is added

Post by ahmednmagraby »

void wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 6:19 am Everything 1.5.0.1314a will now re-use existing property values when reindexing.
greetings from Cairo , Egypt
Thank you for this quick update
you are saving my life guys , I was stuck by multiple crashes since I installed the last version (1313a)3 days ago, and kept restarting the property index from scratch , which was very annoying :roll:
I was asking then why don't you - just save results to database regularly in order to reuse what was already being scanned,
and here you are , perfect as I used to since starting to understand your software 2 years ago.

I'm working on a very big scale of data (about 230 M files !!! ;) ).
I'm trying to build 3 indexes including (3 properties) for a big NAS storage, using 3 different powerful machines 128 GB of Ram each, in order to understand then control those data, I'm currently in the process of calculating a total page count of all documents on my storage as this number is required in a project planning phase to determine how much pages are actually required to be processed by a 3rd party solution for document content indexing ,
I think I'm going to finish within 1 week as I distributed folders to each machine index based on Alphabetic order to speed up the
indexing process,
see you later to share results. wish me luck.
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Re: Disable re-indexing everything when a new file filter is added

Post by void »

Thank you for your feedback ahmednmagraby,

Everything 1.5.0.1315a fixes an issue with Everything not reindexing after changing indexed property settings.

When you make a change to your indexed property settings, Everything will now perform a quick reindex.
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