Stop scanning

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JosephWebber
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Stop scanning

Post by JosephWebber » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:39 am

Is there a way to stop Everything scanning so that I can carry out a search? Ideally I would like not to update indexes but to force rebuild whenever it is convenient.

therube
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Re: Stop scanning

Post by therube » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:45 pm

Options | Indexes | NTFS -> Monitor changes, uncheck for the drive(s) you want to manually update.

void
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Re: Stop scanning

Post by void » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:23 am

Another way to have more control over when Everything updates its indexes is to pause monitoring:
If you would like to start Everything without updating the indexes, run Everything.exe with the -monitor-pause command line option.

NTFS, ReFS and folder index monitoring can also be paused from in Everything:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /monitor_pause
To resume monitoring:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /monitor_resume

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