Can Everything automatically periodically save the current state / a catalog of all files / folders of all drvies?

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Biff
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Can Everything automatically periodically save the current state / a catalog of all files / folders of all drvies?

Post by Biff » Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:44 am

Can Everything automatically periodically save the current state / a catalog of all files / folders of all the drvies / devices being accessible (and automatially save the state / a calatolg of alle the files / folders of a drive the first time a drive is accessible again after having passed that period)? For example Everything each week at 12 p.m. would save the state / a catalog of all the files and folders (of drives / devices being accessible at that time) at 12 p.m. And if HDD Z: would not be plugged in at that time (at 12 p.m.) Everything would save its folders / files when it is plugged in the first time after that week). So one could search, if need be, additionally for files / folders saved in states / catalogs of special time periods. For example one could find a file existing two months ago.

Or / and is there a single shortcut which would make / store a catalog of all the files and folders?

So it would be the same like / similar to saving / keep the states of external drives when they are plugged off. But the lists / catalogs / states of the past would be kept (according to the periods the states would be saved).

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Re: Can Everything automatically periodically save the current state / a catalog of all files / folders of all drvies?

Post by void » Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:07 am

Please try ES, the command line interface:

ES.exe -export-efu c:\backup\Everything.efu

You can create a scheduled task to run the above as a BAT file:
  • From the Start menu, search for: task scheduler
  • Click Task Scheduler
  • Right click Task Scheduler Library on the left and click Create Basic Task.
  • Set Name to: Backup Everything Index.
  • Click Next
  • Click Weekly.
  • Click Next.
  • Select a Start date and a recur day.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Start a Program.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Browse and select ES.exe
  • Set Add arguments to: -export-efu c:\backup\Everything.efu
  • Click Next.
  • Click Finish.
You can open EFU files in Everything From File -> Open File List....

Biff
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Re: Can Everything automatically periodically save the current state / a catalog of all files / folders of all drvies?

Post by Biff » Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:15 pm

Thank you very much!

Cannot get it working. When I click "Execute" in the Task Scheduler nothing appears to happen.
You can create a scheduled task to run the above as a BAT file:
Does that mean I have to (additionally to the below) put this - ES.exe -export-efu c:\backup\Everything.efu - in a file with extension .bat?

I have done this:

From the Start menu, search for: task scheduler
Click Task Scheduler
Right click Task Scheduler Library on the left and click Create Basic Task.
Set Name to: Backup Everything Index.
Click Next
Click Weekly.
Click Next.
Select a Start date and a recur day.
Click Next.
Click Start a Program.
Click Next.
Click Browse and select ES.exe
Set Add arguments to: -export-efu c:\backup\Everything.efu
Click Next.
Click Finish.
An excerpt:
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Es is here:
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And can manually with a bat file start making that file list by doubl clicking the bat?

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