Add macro to limit results only to available drives

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shawnkhall
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Add macro to limit results only to available drives

Post by shawnkhall » Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:27 pm

I have many drives connected to my devices, including about a dozen network shares. Sometimes those drives are not available, but they still appear in the results in Everything. This is often very useful, but sometimes it creates a challenge.

I would like to be able to add a macro to the search that would exclude results from drives that are currently unavailable, similar to how "pic:" or "audio:" works now, it would simply exclude any drive that was not currently active or was disconnected. I suggest something like "online:" or "available:" would be effective.

It would also be nice to be able to include only those results from drives that are disconnected, but I don't see myself using that one nearly as much (scanning for backups for lost or damaged files).

void
David Carpenter (Developer)
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Re: Add macro to limit results only to available drives

Post by void » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:20 am

Thank you for your feedback shawnkhall,

I have had an online property on my TODO list for a while..

I will have a online property in the next alpha update.
This will track the online status for FAT, NTFS, ReFS, mapped network drives and network indexes in real-time.
online: will search for indexes that are online.
I will post here again once it is ready for testing.

Thank you for your suggestion.

void
David Carpenter (Developer)
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Re: Add macro to limit results only to available drives

Post by void » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:23 am

Everything 1.5.0.1296a adds an Online property.

This Online property is updated in real-time for all files and folders.

To search for files/folders that are online, include the following in your search:
online:



To search for files/folders that are offline, include the following in your search:
offline:
-or-
!online:



To view the online status for each file/folder:
  • Right click the Result List column header, under the Index submenu, check Online.
Note: search for root: to list all your drives.

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