1.5 TB volume not indexed or even shown in Everything

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mhguda
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1.5 TB volume not indexed or even shown in Everything

Postby mhguda » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:05 am

Hi,
I've used Everything since it came out and did not have this problem until I upgraded to Windows 10: One of my volumes is not shown in Everything. It's a big volume, the second partition on a 2 TB drive, and I have a lot of stuff there, but Everything never finds it. It does correctly monitor all my other, smaller drives. Am I doing something wrong?

void
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Re: 1.5 TB volume not indexed or even shown in Everything

Postby void » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:36 am

Is the volume listed in Everything under Tools -> Options -> NTFS?
Is Include in database checked for this volume above?

NotNull
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Re: 1.5 TB volume not indexed or even shown in Everything

Postby NotNull » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:11 am

There is a little information here to go on, but is this volume formatted as FAT32? In that case you have to use Folder Indexing (Tools > Options > Indexes > Folders)

(or convert this volume to NTFS)

mhguda
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Re: 1.5 TB volume not indexed or even shown in Everything

Postby mhguda » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:57 am

Yes the volume is listed in the Options volumes list.
Yes it uses NTFS.
I am not sure what is meant by is it include in the database? I have selected it for indexing.
There is about 300GB of data on the drive, about the same as my system drive, which does get indexed (and is a volume on the same physical disk).

void
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Re: 1.5 TB volume not indexed or even shown in Everything

Postby void » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:07 pm

NTFS indexes use the Master File Table (MFT) to find files, your MFT could be corrupt.
Windows Explorer and Folder indexes do not use the MFT, instead they use folder directories, which may still be intact.

Please make a backup of anything important on your external drive and check it for errors:
  • In Windows Explorer, right click your external drive and click Properties.
  • Click the Tools tab.
  • Click Check now....
  • Click Start.
    If prompted to schedule a scan after a restart, click Yes and restart.

To check if Everything has found corrupt MFT entries:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /debug
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Indexes tab.
  • Click Force rebuild.
  • After reindexing, check the debug console for the following line in yellow text:
    removed x orphaned files in y seconds

If there are a large number of orphaned files you may have an issue with your MFT.

salazor
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Re: 1.5 TB volume not indexed or even shown in Everything

Postby salazor » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:09 pm

This may help you - on the NTFS tab, select "include in database" and then on the Indexes tab click "Force Rebuild" button.

mhguda
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Re: 1.5 TB volume not indexed or even shown in Everything

Postby mhguda » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:47 pm

Thank you - this worked. I did the debug and found so many errors I did not even wait for it to finish. I did the force rebuild, and I now see my drive show up in the index. I will do a more thorough check afterwards, but thank you! this has really solved the problem of the volume not showing up in the index...


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