unable to open volume \\.\C:

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unable to open volume \\.\C:

Post by seangg » Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:39 am

After i've install Everything and when i went to the configuration page, an Error appeared: unable to open volume \\.\C:

I am a non-administrator user.

2009-10-16 9:09:02: Everything d:\dev\everything\src\mu.h(534): mu::OpenVolume(): CreateFileW(): GetLastError(): 5: Failed to open volume \\.\C:

Thansk a lot.

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Re: unable to open volume \\.\C:

Post by David » Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:44 am

"Everything" requires administrative privileges for low level access to volumes.

The low level access is needed for scanning the master file table (MFT) and communicating with the NTFS driver.

If you choose to run "Everything" with administrative privileges you will need to manually re-enable volumes for indexing.

To re-enable volumes for indexing:
  • In "Everything", from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Volumes tab.
  • For each volume in the Local NTFS volumes list:
    • Check Check media.
    • Check Enable USN Journal logging.
    • Check Include in database.
    • Check Monitor changes.
    Click OK.

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