help with file size limit on indexing small files

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darioush3
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help with file size limit on indexing small files

Post by darioush3 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:19 am

hello everyone
i have a little problem with indexing huge amount of data on my hard drives
i need to exclude files with the size of smaller than 500 kb from indexing to improve performance and decreasing index database size
how could i achieve this goal?
in exclude tab there is only format based option
Last edited by darioush3 on Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:02 am, edited 1 time in total.

void
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Re: help with file size limit on indexing small files

Post by void » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:30 am

Currently there is no exclude option to limit files by size.

I'll consider adding a size exclude filter for the next version of Everything.

You might like to try exporting your results to a efu file list and indexing that:
  • In Everything, type in the following search:
    size:>500kb|folder:
  • From the File menu, click Export....
  • Change Save as type to EFU Everything File List (*.efu)
  • Choose a filename and click Save.
  • From the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the NTFS tab on the left.
  • For each NTFS volume:
    • Uncheck Include in database.
  • Click the File lists tab on the left.
  • Click Add....
  • Select the file list you saved earlier and click OK.
  • Click OK.
Note: file lists do not monitor changes in real-time.

You will need to manually rebuild this file list if you want up-to-date results.

darioush3
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Re: help with file size limit on indexing small files

Post by darioush3 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:01 am

thank you dear void for the solution
i'll use your solution untill the new version be released
and hope it come very soon :mrgreen:

regards ;)

cmdrbozo
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Re: help with file size limit on indexing small files

Post by cmdrbozo » Sun Jan 23, 2022 3:23 pm

I agree that it would be helpful to be able to exclude indexing small files, even if the size was not adjustable

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