Drag n drop?

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imcal007
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Drag n drop?

Post by imcal007 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:26 pm

I suffer from c-t-s which means i can`t always type very well.

However i can drag and drop so is it possible to somehow incorp a drag a file or folder into the search bar so that everything can search for that file folder picture etc using drag and drop etc.

void
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Re: Drag n drop?

Post by void » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:16 am

Please try enabling search_edit_drag_accept_files:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /search_edit_drag_accept_files=1
  • Restart Everything:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /restart

imcal007
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Re: Drag n drop?

Post by imcal007 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:10 am

Thanks, Tried but nothing happens....

void
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Re: Drag n drop?

Post by void » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:14 am

You'll need to restart Everything to apply this change:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /restart

imcal007
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Re: Drag n drop?

Post by imcal007 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:40 am

Thanks for the replies i do appreciate them, still nothing...

therube
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Re: Drag n drop?

Post by therube » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:51 pm

What OS?
What version of Everything?

Where are you d&d from?

vanisk
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Re: Drag n drop?

Post by vanisk » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:50 pm

Is it possible that explorer & everything runs with different privileges? (either one of them runs in Admin mode)?


[btw, the method mentioned above by @void works for me]
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imcal007
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Re: Drag n drop?

Post by imcal007 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:12 am

Thanks, retried still nothing, user as administrative rights and program is run as administrator. Windows 10.

NotNull
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Re: Drag n drop?

Post by NotNull » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:40 pm

imcal007 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:12 am
Thanks, retried still nothing, user as administrative rights and program is run as administrator. Windows 10.
Windows sees that as two different accounts (security-wise).

Try it with these Everything settings:
  • enable Everything Service
  • disable Run as administrator
Both settings can be found under Menu:Tools > Options > General

imcal007
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Re: Drag n drop?

Post by imcal007 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:22 am

Ok iv'e just reinstalled windows 10, everything now allows drag and drop i don`t know what the issue was but now it works, so thanks.


However i have another issue, when i drag and drop the folder it shows the full path in the search bar is there a way to simply have the folder i dropped to show up so other folders with the same name on my system are shown.

I do appreciate the help.

dfsd23532
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Re: Drag n drop?

Post by dfsd23532 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:31 am

I'm having the same issue. Drag and drop just randomly stops working.

void
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Re: Drag n drop?

Post by void » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:49 am

Everything might be running as administrator.

Please make sure Everything is installed correctly:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Check Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything
  • Uncheck Run as administrator.
  • Check Everything Service. (Please make sure this is tick-checked and not square-checked)
  • Click OK.
  • Exit Everything (right click the Everything tray icon and click Exit).
  • Restart Everything.

zaadstra
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Re: Drag n drop?

Post by zaadstra » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:31 pm

I was trying this procedure as I intuitively tried to drag a file into the search today, to search files with the same name (or a part if it).

After the setting and restart, indeed the searchbar accepts drag and drop of files. Cool!

But it does not work as expected: this is shown in the search bar (drag file=forum.txt):
filelist:"D:\Download\Everything\Forum.txt"

Other files of the same name are not found, while they are present in the database.
Service is installed, client running as non-administrator.

void
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Re: Drag n drop?

Post by void » Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:28 am

Currently, Everything will try to find the exact file that was dropped.
You will need to edit this text to the basename only manually, eg: "Forum.txt"

I've put on my TODO list: Add an option to format the search-edit-dropped file as the basename only.

Thank you for your suggestion.

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Re: Drag n drop?

Post by byobu » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:27 am

Great! I'm really looking forward to this feature 8-) Finding duplicate files on my drives should be a lot easier then :D

At the moment I use a batch file with the "SendTo" feature in the file-explorer to search for the marked file.

"C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe" -search "%~n1%~x1"

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