Are whitelists implemented in "everything" ?

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shay
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Are whitelists implemented in "everything" ?

Post by shay » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:14 am

Hello,
I would like to know if i can make everything index only parts of my local drives? ( As opposed to excluding certain folders/files)

void
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Re: Are whitelists implemented in "everything" ?

Post by void » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:23 am

To specify the folders to index with the latest beta:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the NTFS tab.
  • Type in a semi-colon delimited list of folders to index for include only.
    The folders must exist on the selected volume.
    For example, to specify a list of folders to include on the C: volume:

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    C:\folder1;C:\folder2\subfolder;C:\folder3\etc
  • Click OK.

shay
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Re: Are whitelists implemented in "everything" ?

Post by shay » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:39 am

that seems to work thanks. It looks like you can do the same thing from indexes->folders ( duplicate feature i guess).
I would also like to point out an interesting quirk:
If you don't use "run as administrator" option, everuthing will not index anything, this is reflected in the size of the db (1KB). However if you add folders manually using the indexes->folders screen it works ( for those folders only)
Thanks for the answer BTW

therube
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Re: Are whitelists implemented in "everything" ?

Post by therube » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:42 pm

> looks like you can do the same thing from indexes->folders ( duplicate feature i guess)

You can, but they operate differently.
As described above you are reading the MFT, which is much faster.
Indexes -> Folders does not, & would be slower.

> If you don't use "run as administrator" option, Everything will not index anything

Expected behavior.
For those situations when you are not able to "run as admin", the Indexes | Folders provides you an (slower) option to still be able to use Everything.

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