Why are columns like "Available Free Disk Size", etc. suddenly empty?

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Biff
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Why are columns like "Available Free Disk Size", etc. suddenly empty?

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Why are the values of columns like "Available Free Disk Size", etc. suddenly empty after plugging off a drive?

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When I connect N: those values are shown, when I disconnect it (with "savely remove") they are not.

What could I do to always show them (when the drive is plugged off)?
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Re: Why are columns like "Available Free Disk Size", etc. suddenly empty?

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Thanks for the issue report Biff,

Everything tried to gathered the property values for these volumes when they were offline.
The property values will appear empty because the volume unavailable.

Everything will periodically try to update your volume properties.
Pressing F5 will also clear any property values.



The next alpha update will flag some property values as offline.
This will help prevent updating volumes with empty values.
Biff
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Re: Why are columns like "Available Free Disk Size", etc. suddenly empty?

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Thank you!
Everything tried to gathered the property values for these volumes when they were offline.
So obviously it did not do that before.
Everything will periodically try to update your volume properties.
I thought it would do it when the drives are online.
This will help prevent updating volumes with empty values.
But why didn't it happen before? Why did it work before?

With Z: is still works like it did before. No missing values.

Do I have to do anything?
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Re: Why are columns like "Available Free Disk Size", etc. suddenly empty?

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But why didn't it happen before? Why did it work before?
There is a race condition here where Everything sees the volume as online, but when Everything goes to update these properties, the volume has gone offline.

It should be fixed in the next alpha update.

Your Z: drive appears to be online so should have the correct properties.


Do I have to do anything?
You don't have to do anything, you can plug the drive back in if you wanted this information now.
I'll have a fix soon.
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Re: Why are columns like "Available Free Disk Size", etc. suddenly empty?

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Your Z: drive appears to be online so should have the correct properties.
I generally is offline, when I connect it those values are updated, when I plug it off then the values are kept (the last time at least).
You don't have to do anything, you can plug the drive back in if you wanted this information now.
I'll have a fix soon.
Ah, OK, great! Thank you very much!
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Re: Why are columns like "Available Free Disk Size", etc. suddenly empty?

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Everything 1.5.0.1359a improves handling of properties on offline volumes.

Everything should now correctly keep your volume property values when they go offline.
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Re: Why are columns like "Available Free Disk Size", etc. suddenly empty?

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Ah, that is great, thank you very much!
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