rescan duration setting

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r91085
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rescan duration setting

Post by r91085 »

It seems I can not change the rescan duration setting.

I change it and reply, but it will back to the default settings. How can I make changes happpen?

Thanks for the help.
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therube
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Re: rescan duration setting

Post by therube »

If you make a change to some other setting, is that change preserved after an Everything restart?

Do a search for Everything.ini.
Do you have more then one (in different locations)?

If so, is one being updated & the other (possibly) not?

It might have something to do with where you are storing your database?
Options | Indexes -> Database location:


And I'll take it that you are not right-clicking an Everything icon & "Run As Administrator".


(I'm not familiar with "pCloud", but it turns up in the FAT section?)
void
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Re: rescan duration setting

Post by void »

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.
Does the issue persist?
r91085
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Re: rescan duration setting

Post by r91085 »

Thanks for all the reply.

1. pCloud is mounted drive as exFat
2. my install & db setting path are the same (I:\EverythingDB not default path)
3. I only have one Everything-1.5a.ini in "I:\EverythingDB"
4. after I change settings, I will see the changes in Everything-1.5a.ini, but the everything's setting dialog is still old value after reopen the setting's dialog.
5. After restarting the Everything totally, the Everything-1.5a.ini will be overwrite to the default value.

So, can't I use none-default settings path ?
r91085
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Re: rescan duration setting

Post by r91085 »

I tried "Check Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything."

The issue still existed. The behavior look like below :

1. After I change the setting in the dialog and click apply, the "Everything-1.5a.ini" will be modify to new values.
2. reopen the settings dialog, the value is still old values.
3. close the everything, it write it's settings to "Everything-1.5a.ini" and the values in "Everything-1.5a.ini" become old value again.

BTW, what's the difference between index the exFAT in FAT setting or just add whole drive into the Folders setting?
void
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Re: rescan duration setting

Post by void »

You can leave "Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything" disabled.
Please make sure Everything has write permission to: I:\EverythingDB



It sounds like settings are locked for you.

What is shown under Help -> Troubleshooting information.

Please make sure your Everything-1.5a.ini is not set to read-only under I:\EverythingDB
r91085
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Re: rescan duration setting

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The Everything-1.5a.ini is writable. Let me express more clearly.

1. open everything-> tools->option->FAT
2. change setting to rescan every Suturday 3:00
3. click apply and ok
(everything is alive, just close the option dialog )

After that, I can see the Everything-1.5a.ini
1. modified time changed
2. the file content change from "fat_volume_update_day=0" to "fat_volume_update_day=7"

So, at this moment, it is very clear the everything already save the settings to the file.

And again, I do this again:
1. open everything-> tools->option->FAT

And I will found the rescan time still keep in "every day 3:00",
so I think everything does save the changes to the file (Everything-1.5a.ini) but not change the data in his memory

Then I close the everything totally, it will sucessfully save to the file (Everything-1.5a.ini) again, just with its memory data.
So the (Everything-1.5a.ini) back to the original settings.

So the file is not locked, but the data in the memory is not updated. So it will finally save the unchanged data into (Everything-1.5a.ini) when it is leave.

Finally, the other changes could be successfully changed, even in FAT page only some settings have this issues ( see my screenshot). If this is some problem caused by the writing permission, it should fail on all changes not only these settings.
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void
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Re: rescan duration setting

Post by void »

Everything is saving the settings to disk correctly.

The settings are not loading correctly for the options window.
This is a bug.

I'll have this fixed in the next alpha update.

Thank you for the bug report.
r91085
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Re: rescan duration setting

Post by r91085 »

Thanks for the confirmation.

May I ask for the exFAT drive, using 1.5's FAT setting or adding whole drive into the Folders setting like 1.4 I did, which one is better? Or they are just the same?
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Re: rescan duration setting

Post by void »

They are exactly the same. (same indexing method and same monitoring methods)

The only difference is:

FAT:
Everything tracks the volume by volume GUID.

Folder:
Everything tracks the volume by path.
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Re: rescan duration setting

Post by void »

Everything 1.5.0.1362a fixes an issue with FAT settings being forgotten.
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