everything.ini > db_location=

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everything.ini > db_location=

Post by raccoon » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:05 am

Suggestion: Let db_location default to `.` (period) to reflect the relative path of the everything.ini file. (This works)

When one unpacks Everything and runs it for the first time, the db_location is given an absolute path of the current working directory. If the user decides to later move or rename that path, say, from their Desktop to a more permanent location, the old absolute path will remain in the settings and will be re-created to plant a new Everything.db

The path should be defined as relative so that Everything can easily move around, especially if it's installed to a USB stick that changes drive letters. This should be done by default by specifying "." (period) as the default Database Location value out of the box.

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Re: everything.ini > db_location=

Post by void » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:17 am

This is already the default behavior.
Everything will only change your db_location from Tools -> Options -> Indexes -> Database location.
Did you change this to the current folder?


When db_location is empty and when Store settings and data in in %APPDATA%\Everything is enabled:
The Everything.db is stored in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Everything.

When db_location is empty and when Store settings and data in in %APPDATA%\Everything is disabled:
The Everything.db is stored in the same location as your Everything.exe.

To change the Store settings and data in in %APPDATA%\Everything setting:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click General tab on the left.
  • Check or uncheck Store settings and data in in %APPDATA%\Everything.
  • Click OK.
This setting is disabled by default for the portable version of Everything.


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