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Index This

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:38 am
by NotNull
What's this
Choose IndexThis from the context-menu of a folder or drive to have it indexed in a separate, temporary database.
Comes in handy with external USB-disks, network folders, etc.

How it works:
When you choose IndexThis from the context-menu, a new instance of Everything will be started with specific settings for this folder/drive. It will index it - using NTFS indexing on local NTFS filesystem; folder-indexing on other filesystems (no ReFS support) - and load the results in memory. Only memory; database will not be written to disk.

Isntallation
  • Put attached CMD script in a folder somewhere on your system
  • In the script, change the path to Everything.exe to match your system. Currently:
    set EverythingEXE=C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe
  • Start the script (by double-clicking it in Explorer, for example)
  • Choose [ i ] from the menu (Install).
  • Done.
Now you can right-click a drive or folder to index it:
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Re: Index This

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:25 pm
by therube
(You forgot something ;-).)

Re: Index This

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:31 pm
by NotNull
therube wrote:(You forgot something ;-).)
Man ... it's one of those mondays ...

Will add the attachment to the original post
Thanks for "waking me up" :)

Re: Index This

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:33 pm
by NotNull
Updated version:
  • Use a different detection method of NTFS filesystem that doesnt require admin rights
  • Check if Everything service is running (needed for NTFS indexing)
The zipfile is in the original post (removed the old version)

Re: Index This

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:03 pm
by jjk
Sorry but I am not able to decompress IndexThis.zip
What happens ?
(file length is 1713 bytes)

Re: Index This

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:08 pm
by ovg
It seems file is corrupted ...

Re: Index This

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:34 pm
by NotNull
Same here: corrupted.
I think something went wrong when moving to the new webhoster (tested downloading another zipfile: also corrupted)

Will upload a fresh version.
New version uploaded.

BTW: Wow, no idea there was any interest in this. You made my day :D

Re: Index This

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:27 am
by katarnyo
I just have to say thanks
i've used everything allready, but with this extension it is
no compare to other solutions.

absolutely brilliant,sir
:D

Re: Index This

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:35 pm
by froggie
Very useful.
Works well with dupe: since the compare is only to the folder/sub-folders selected.
Nice code - made it easy to add additional ini parameters (more columns).

Re: Index This

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:04 pm
by NotNull
@katarnyo, @froggie : thanks guys (M/F) ! Appreciated!

Re: Index This

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:50 pm
by NotNull
There will be an update for IndexThis in a couple of days. This update should be able to use the (faster) NTFS indexing in more cases.

Re: Index This

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:39 pm
by froggie
This is minor, and I should be able to fix it, but it has been far too many years since I wrote cmd scripts :

I keep all my scripts in a directory that has a name similar to "Scripts & Programs & Such" . The ampersands make IndexThis fail. Do you know an easy way to escape the ampresands?

Re: Index This

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:05 pm
by NotNull
froggie wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:39 pm
The ampersands make IndexThis fail. Do you know an easy way to escape the ampresands?
I already wrote an updated version of IndexThis and this (known) issue has (hopefully) been fixed too.
I hope to have some time this weekend for some extra testing.