Monitor changhes on a network drive

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gialandra
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Monitor changhes on a network drive

Post by gialandra » Tue May 11, 2021 10:10 am

Hi, I am not an expert on the settings of this fantastic program and therefore I ask if I can do something to monitor the changes to the files I make on my network folder because it does not work: if I want to see the changes I have just made I have to press "Rescan now".

So far I have added the path of the folder in the "Add folder" field and I have flagged "Attempt to monitor changes"

void
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Re: Monitor changhes on a network drive

Post by void » Tue May 11, 2021 12:11 pm

Thanks for the feedback gialandra,

Everything should pickup changes to your network folder with the "Attempt to monitor changes" option checked.

What type of device is hosting the network folder? eg: another computer running Windows?, a NAS box, your router?

gialandra
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Re: Monitor changhes on a network drive

Post by gialandra » Tue May 11, 2021 12:38 pm

The folders are on corporate servers and I don't know how you can find out the details.

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Re: Monitor changhes on a network drive

Post by void » Wed May 12, 2021 8:20 am

There might be a restriction on ReadDirectoryChanges by your network administrator.

How many files is Everything indexing? (shown at the bottom left of the status bar)
There might not be enough resources on the server to monitor changes with ReadDirectoryChanges.

gialandra
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Re: Monitor changhes on a network drive

Post by gialandra » Wed May 12, 2021 8:56 am

It is indexing 450.000 files. How can I intelligently limit them?

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Re: Monitor changhes on a network drive

Post by void » Wed May 12, 2021 9:14 am

500,000 files shouldn't cause any issues.

Tools -> Options -> Excludes would not help here.

Please try adding a folder index deeper on the server.

For example, if you are indexing \\server\share
try indexing: \\server\share\subfolder

Could you please send some debug output?
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /debug_log
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /verbose
  • Type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /monitor_pause
  • Type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /monitor_resume
  • Type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /restart
  • Please send me your %TEMP%\Everything Debug Log.txt
Look for the following important lines:
ReadDirectoryChangesW <path> <buffer-size>
ReadDirectoryChangesW FAIL <path> <last-error-code>
rdc wait <count> <is-error>
invalid rdc file name length access <length> <offset>
os_create_file <path> <error-code>

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