Folder Indexing Help

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void
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Folder Indexing Help

Postby void » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:26 am

What are the requirements for folder indexing?
Folder indexing requires Everything 1.3 or later.

What type of folders can I add to the index?
  • Network share or mapped network drive.
  • FAT32 and other volumes.
  • Any physical folder.

Do I need administrative privileges or the Everything service to index folders?
No, folder indexing does not require administrative privileges or the Everything service.

Why is indexing so slow?
Folder indexing uses the same approach as the Windows search.
This can be a lot slower than NTFS indexing.
Everything can take a couple minutes to scan a folder and all it's subfolders and files.

How do I add a folder to the Everything index?
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Folders tab.
  • Click Add....
  • Select a folder to add to the Everything index.
  • Click OK.
  • Click OK.

How do I add a network share to the Everything index?
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Folders tab.
  • Click Add....
  • Select the network share to add to the Everything index, for example:

    Code: Select all

    \\server\share
  • Click OK.
  • Click OK.

Will Everything detect all file name changes made to this folder?
No, not all file name changes can be detected.
Changes made remotely are not detected.
Lots of changes in a small amount of time can be missed.

You can specify an update time or update interval to rescan the entire folder for changes that might have been missed.

What happens if the indexed folder is offline or not available?
The folder index will remain unchanged.
However, forcing a index rebuild will show the folder as empty.

Everything will continue to re-scan the folder at the specified update time or update interval and only update the folder when it is online.

Displaying icons and file information of offline folders can take several seconds to time-out.
You can press F5 to refresh this cache when the folder is back online.

Otter
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Re: Folder Indexing Help

Postby Otter » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:06 am

Was wondering – if there's no journal in FAT32, aren't there some system messages, like there are mouse's, windows' and all other, that the file system's driver sends up, so all file changes could be caught? At least in realtime with the background service.

void
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Re: Folder Indexing Help

Postby void » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:35 am

There are system messages for monitoring changes to FAT32.

Unfortunately, theses messages are designed for monitoring a single folder not an entire volume.

sheppaul
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Re: Folder Indexing Help

Postby sheppaul » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:16 pm

everything is not responsive with folder indexing until it is completed. I'm using this feature to index manually remote drives (about 6TB) in NAS. It take too many times. It would be better if it is possible to do the folder indexing in background. While indexing, the preferences window is always on top status.

I just wonder if there is any way to support everything in NAS like ETP server usage. :(

J_Waller
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Re: Folder Indexing Help

Postby J_Waller » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:31 am

I have to drives that are network connected, and I cannot get them recognized by Everything Search. Here is how they look in MS File Explorer (Win8): "Public (\\MYBOOKLIVE2) (U:)". Any ideas how to access them??


Thanks,
John Waller

hoob
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Re: Folder Indexing Help

Postby hoob » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:40 pm

Same here as some other posters' comments... Trying to index a network attached 6TB drive, the indexing process just seems to take forever and/or the Everything GUI just hangs "not responding".

Are there any log entries or other behaviour that can be monitored so I can see if the folder indexing is actually doing... anything? After a few retries it's now been sitting there for 2 hours "Scanning...".

During this time the regular Everything behaviour/DB seems offline so it's a bit frustrating not being able to figure out if the tool is doing something productive yet taking a long time, or just spinning its wheels doing nothing good. :cry:

void
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Re: Folder Indexing Help

Postby void » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:07 am

Everything GUI just hangs "not responding".


Please try to reproduce this in debug mode. What is displayed in the debug console when Everything is not responding?

Unfortunately, there is no progress indicator other than the scanning... status.

Usually 1 million files takes about 6 minutes to index with folder indexing.
Is there any disk or CPU activity from Everything after several minutes?
Do you have any reparse points? Circular reparse points would cause Everything to index forever.

vinyldj
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Folder Indexing of a NAS network drive

Postby vinyldj » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:25 am

Hi, just started using your software (v.1.3.4.686) in Windows 7 (64bit) and the search speed for local HDs is impressive.

However, I also have a NAS (WD mybooklive) on my network which is obviously recognised by Windows via the network tree. I am trying to add this drive via tools/options/folders -> add, the drive is not recognised when I drop the network tree.

Is there anyway to manually add the drives network address?

Thanks.

void
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Re: Folder Indexing Help

Postby void » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:31 am

If the mapped network drive is not visible to Everything, please try running Everything as a standard user:

In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab.
  • Check Everything Service
  • Uncheck run as administrator.
  • Click OK.
  • Restart Everything.

-or-

Alternatively, add the folder by UNC path, eg: \\server\share

vinyldj
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Re: Folder Indexing Help

Postby vinyldj » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:41 pm

Didn't realize I could just type the drives UNC path in the add folder window.

Thanks, now see's my NAS and once indexed the search speed is excellent.

Great utility.


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