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Since Update

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:59 pm
by eyhabb

I've been facing a problem since update The settings will NOT stay in place. It was working just fine before this update. Every time I started an Everything window it would setup and search just the way I wanted. Now after EVERY search it resets. Please help/advise.


Re: Since Update

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:35 am
by void
This usually occurs when Everything is set to store settings and data in the same location as Everything.

Please make sure Everything is installed correctly:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Check Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything
  • Click OK.
Please let me know if the issue persists.

Re: Since Update

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:35 pm
by eyhabb
Thank you for your quick reply. I followed your instructions and still get the same unwanted results.

I've set the "Home" tab as follows:

Search: Custom
Filter: Document
Sort: Date Created (Descending) This is the problem it ignores this filter and returns the sort to Name, Ascending.
View: Thumbnails (256x256) (Extra Large)
Index: Local database

Everything else follows the filter criteria except 'sort'. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the program a few times. Set the Home tab as you've recommended and still with every new search term I get the wrong filter layout. I've even tossed out the Everything.ini just so it will re-set anew, no dice. What's driving me crazy is that it was fine prior to the update. So I'm really stuck. Perhaps this is a bug?

Re: Since Update

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:52 pm
by void
Everything will only keep the sort order when the current sort is a 'fast' sort.

Please enable date created indexing and fast date created sort:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Indexes tab on the left.
  • Check Index date created.
  • Check Fast date created sort.
  • Click OK.
Index date created and fast date created sort is disabled by default.
Index date modified and fast date modified sort is enabled by default.

Re: Since Update

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:53 pm
by eyhabb
Finally! It worked. Thank you.

I must ask, why all the underlying complexity of switches and knobs for a 'simple' user. Shouldn't it be set to work as described (for the basic user) and let the 'experts' go in and play with these tweaks to suit their needs. Maybe consider an Advanced Mode and Basic Mode so basic users can jump right in with a few personal tweaks and pro users can flip the switch and go crazy. :)

Thanks again.