Delaying Scanning and Sorting of Certain Drives||Folders

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_pA89
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Delaying Scanning and Sorting of Certain Drives||Folders

Postby _pA89 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:35 am

How to turn on Option so that {program intelligently schedules scanning "Windows Drive, Program Files etc." (where large number of files which user doesn't need), Manually Delay Scanning certain Folders||Drives} is delayed before displaying First scan of results (as this is delaying program "startup" esp when multiple Disks are present where Different Operating System are present).

void
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Re: Delaying Scanning and Sorting of Certain Drives||Folders

Postby void » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:27 am

"Everything" tries to be always up to date.

If you do not run "Everything" often, please consider performing a schedule index update:
To have "Everything" update the index and exit:
Run Everything.exe with the following command line option:
Everything.exe -update -exit

To stop "Everything" from updating:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /monitor_pause
  • Everything will not update until you manually resume updating, even after restarting.

To resume updating:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /monitor_resume

To start Everything on start up with updating paused:
  • Change your Everything.exe to start with the -monitor-pause command line option.
    Updating will resume when you run the search command /monitor_resume

NotNull
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Re: Delaying Scanning and Sorting of Certain Drives||Folders

Postby NotNull » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:40 pm

@void:

In my experience (*) it is the reading of the USN journal that is causing this delay

@_pa89: Does it help when you enable Start Everything on startup? ( Menu:Tools > Options > General )
That way most of the "updating work" is already done during login.

(*) I like to work on slow computers. That gives me useful information about bottlenecks, which I can use to optimize systems.

_pA89
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Re: Delaying Scanning and Sorting of Certain Drives||Folders

Postby _pA89 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:43 pm

void
Thanks for the Reply.

"Everything" tries to be always up to date.

I expected it to be intelligently "up to date" instead of stopping user for that procedure.= Results till Scanned ?

"If you do not run "Everything" often"

I always run everything in background (also installed it as a service).
The Problem = Delay happens only when I have my external Harddisk (|| Pendrive) with Multiple Windows OS {Connected , Removed} (Repeadtedly) when everything always tries to be upto date instead of popping out intial results.


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