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Recent Changes Help

Postby void » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:52 am

What is recent changes?

"Recent changes" is a database of files and folders that have been created, renamed or modified while Everything has been running.

Sorting by date recently changed is instant.

Everything will remember the sort order when you sort by date recently changed.

What are the requirements to use recent changes?
Requires "Everything" version 1.3.3.653b or later.

How do I view the date recently changed for a file or folder?
Right click the result list header and check the Date recently changed column.

How do I search instantly for files modified today?

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rc:today


See Search Syntax Help for more information.

Can Everything load more recent changes?
USN Journals can be loaded into the "Recent changes" database.
A USN Journal can hold up to a week of changes with a USN Journal's maximum size of 32 MB. This can vary greatly depending on file system usage.

To load USN Journals into the "Recent changes" database:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the NTFS tab.
  • For each volume in the Local NTFS volumes list:
  • Check Include USN Journal in recent changes.
  • Click OK.

Loading the USN Journals into the "Recent changes" database can take a few seconds.

How do I make Everything sort by Date recently changed by default?
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Home tab.
  • Change sort to Date Recently Changed (Descending).
  • Click OK.

news
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Re: Recent Changes Help

Postby news » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:44 am

Hi Void,

This 'rc' feature is cool :D

I have a suggestion, like 'avafind', can you add one more column in 'everything' which always lists recently changed files with this rc feature?

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Re: Recent Changes Help

Postby void » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:29 am

I will consider a separate window / dock-able window for recent changes for a future release.

Thanks for the suggestion.

You can use Ctrl + 9 to quickly sort by recent changes.

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Re: Recent Changes Help

Postby therube » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:45 pm

> This 'rc' feature is cool

Agreed.

No big deal, but just wanted to point out...

I had a window open, rc:today !/cache !/safeb, left open, & put my computer to sleep.
On awakening, it was no longer monitoring.
(Had to make a change to the search, which brought it back to life.)

---

Heh.

PCTODAY.BAT

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rem pctoday.bat - finds files dated today
rem 12/20/1999 SjB Adjusted to allow today-X to find from X days ago.


if [%1]==[] goto default
locate /d:t%1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
exit

:default
locate /d:t %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9

(still works, btw, locate131.zip)

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Re: Recent Changes Help

Postby void » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:50 am

Did the problem on occur on a new day?

If you search for rc:today, then after midnight no new results will be added.
This is because relative date searches with rc: (ie: today) are not updated after the time changes.
That is once it passes midnight, Everything will still think rc:today refers to yesterday.

You will need to research for Everything to update the results for the correct day / time.

I will look at support for real-time relative date searches with rc:.

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Re: Recent Changes Help

Postby therube » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:03 pm

Did the problem on occur on a new day?

Yes.

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Re: Recent Changes Help

Postby vsub » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:41 am

Can you explain this feature a little more.
Without "USN Journal in recent changes" Everything add to the list files\folders that are created,renamed or modified while Everything is running but if "USN Journal in recent changes" is enabled,what is the criteria for files\folders to be added to the list?

If it's enabled,I have files in the list from more than 2 years ago(when the OS was installed)...the database was rebuilded many times
There are also files that I never touched or not touched from a long long time

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Re: Recent Changes Help

Postby void » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:26 am

On each NTFS volume there is a USN Journal, a USN Journal is a list of records of each change to the file system. This can aid the recovery in the case of a file system failure.

Not every file change can be kept in the USN Journal, since the USN Journal has a maximum size. On a file system that is heavily used there will be a lot of changes, older changes will be removed from the USN Journal to make room for new changes. The USN Journal always contains the most recent changes.

Sometimes there is only a few changes made to a file system and every single change that was made to the volume since it was formatted can be in the USN Journal.

On average for a system volume a USN Journal with a maximum size of 32MB will store about a weeks worth of changes.

You can change the size of the USN Journal on each volume in Everything from Tools -> Options -> NTFS.
At least 8MB is recommended for XP and earlier and at least 32MB for Vista and later.

A USN journal entry contains the filename, parent file reference number (FRN) and the time of the change.
With this information, Everything can quickly load the USN Journal from each volume to build a list of recent changes.

If you choose not to load USN Journals into the recent changes db, Everything will only add changes to the recent changes db from when Everything is started.

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Re: Recent Changes Help

Postby vsub » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:18 pm

void wrote:On average for a system volume a USN Journal with a maximum size of 32MB will store about a weeks worth of changes.
You can change the size of the USN Journal on each volume in Everything from Tools -> Options -> Volumes.
8MB is recommended for XP and earlier, 32MB for Vista and later.


This is the size Everything set,I never changed those...it seems way above the recommended for XP
C:\
Maximum - 37888kb
Allocated - 4608kb
D:\
Maximum - 587008kb
Allocated - 73216kb

The drive is 600gb

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Re: Recent Changes Help

Postby void » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:58 am

Those values to do seem very high, try changing both C:\ and D:\ to :
maximum = 32768
delta = 4096

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Re: Recent Changes Help

Postby vsub » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:12 am

I waited for your replay(to tell me what to set)but I did tried changing them long time ago and trying to change them now give me the same result as before.

Changing them=>Apply=>Close the settings window=>open it again=>the values are again set to what I posted above again.
The same goes for changing them and restart the program

Drive C is 36gb
Drive D is 560gb

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Re: Recent Changes Help

Postby void » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:56 am

Try disabling the USN Journal on each volume and re-enabling it with the new maximum and delta sizes.

Sometimes the desired maximum size does not take effect until the next USN Journal truncation.

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Re: Recent Changes Help

Postby vsub » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:04 am

Ok,now changes are remembered.
They are now auto set to 8192 and 1024 on both partitions

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Re: Recent Changes Help

Postby ahohen » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:57 pm

Hello... thanks for "Everything". I have been using a little over a year and STILL think it is pretty neat. However, i downloaded the latest "beta" and am all comfused. It does NOT :? search for whatever i type in to search for. When i start it, it shows two drives (c,d drive), but that is it. What am i doing wrong? I would deeply appreciate any help... ANYONE. (I turn OFF the older version before trying the lates beta version.) Thanks for any help. ajh

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Re: Recent Changes Help

Postby Elbart » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:11 pm

Not enough info from you to help you.

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Re: Recent Changes Help

Postby therube » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:56 pm



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