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Stamimail
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File > Read extended information

Post by Stamimail » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:35 pm

I've noticed there is this command: File > Read extended information (Ctrl+E)
1. Why do we (still) need it?
2. Does it have anything to do with this thread?

void
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Re: File > Read extended information

Post by void » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:49 pm

Reading extended information gathers the un-indexed information such as:
  • File size
  • Date created
  • Date modified
  • Date accessed
  • Attributes
Reading extended information is still useful for exporting.

Everything 1.4 will index size and date modified by default.
If you only need this information, then reading the extended information is not necessary.

Date created and attributes are not indexed.
If you need this extended information, it must be read before exporting, otherwise it will appear blank in the exported file.

To read extended information:
  • In Everything, from the Edit menu, click Select all.
  • From the File menu, click Read extended information....
    Note: Reading extended information can take several minutes.
If you index date modified, date created, size and attributes, then reading extended information will do nothing.

To enable date modified, date created, size and attributes indexing:
  • In Everything, from the Edit menu, click Select all.
  • From the Tools menu, click Options....
  • Click the Indexes tab.
  • Check Index file size.
  • Check Index date created.
  • Check Index date modified.
  • Check Index attributes.
  • Click OK.
Note: EFU File lists do not store date accessed, if this extended information is required the date accessed column must be shown and the extended information must be read or indexed before exporting to CSV.

Stamimail
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Re: File > Read extended information

Post by Stamimail » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:00 am

IMO, all these should be more intuitive.
Perhaps as a part of "Export..." command.
Consider Export dialog box with:
1. Files to export:
( ) All files
( ) Files selected
etc
2. Columns to export:
[ ] Name
[ ] Path
[ ] Size
etc
[ ] Full path
[ ] "Fulll path"
etc
3. Export to:
( ) Clipboard (text)
( ) Clipboard (table)
( ) CSV file
( ) TXT file
( ) EFU file
( ) Excel
( ) Word
etc

void
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Re: File > Read extended information

Post by void » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:21 pm

Getting information out of Everything is important, an improved export dialog is on my TODO list.

Cleoss
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Re: File > Read extended information

Post by Cleoss » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:05 pm

Stamimail wrote:I've noticed there is this command: File > Read extended information (Ctrl+E)
1. Why do we (still) need it?
I just have spent 1 hour gathering 49 my fav filetypes (incl. mp4/mp3/ogg/lnk/url/pdf/djvu/jpg/png/docx etc). I hoped that Everything could extract some more infos from this files. I exported filelists (in all formats) withoot using "Read ext. info", then I reexported 'em, using this option, but nothing happened, i. e. nothing changed in the sizes of my filelists, so this option (REI) doesn't help me :roll:

But I believe that in the future Everithing will can do an indexed search and extract title, tags, duration, height*width to filelists, so on. Actually, it can do it right now, but u can't save it neither to filelist, nor to database. But.. caching all that data one (!) time can speed up your search a lot, coz I suppose, u don't delete all you files everyday and don't get everyday all new ones. Windows caching is boring coz most of files ain't changing but it still is draining disk and.. often can find nothing. :lol: Or sometimes that WinExplorer's search lags and writes that's nothing found.

NotNull
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Re: File > Read extended information

Post by NotNull » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:58 pm

Everything can export in 3 formats:
  • EFU. This is a fixed format (Filename,Size,Date Modified,Date Created,Attributes)
  • TXT. This will give you the fully qualified filenames (C:\path\everything.exe)
  • CSV. This will export all the columns you have activated for the resultlist (Right-click on any column header to add/remove columns)
BTW: In all these cases ALL entries will be exported, not just the ones you selected/highlighted
BTW2: There is also a command-line utilility, ES.exe to create exports in (almost) any way you like. ES.exe can be downloaded from the Dowload page

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