controlling location of everything.db file

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gopher
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controlling location of everything.db file

Post by gopher » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:52 pm

Hi,

Great program!

Quick question. My everything.db file is always created on my Desktop, rather than in the EVERYTHING installation folder. I could have configured it this way during my Everything installation, but I don't remember doing so.

When I delete my everything.db file with Everything closed, when I restart Everything, a new everything.db file is created in my Desktop folder.

Before uninstalling Everything and reinstalling it, in an effort to have Everything.db created in my Everything folder, is there anything I can do to configure the location of my everything.db file to be other than in my Desktop folder? Thanks. Gopher

David
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Re: controlling location of everything.db file

Post by David » Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:45 am

Download the latest version of "Everything" from
http://www.voidtools.com/download.php

To change the database location to the "Everything" installation folder:
  • In "Everything", from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Volumes tab.
  • Make sure the Database location is empty.
  • Click OK.

gopher
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Re: controlling location of everything.db file

Post by gopher » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:34 am

David,

Thanks. The problem was that a database location was listed for a partition that was not a local NTFS volume to be checked, and so I believe, as a result, the software, by default, put the db in my desktop folder. In any event, all is well now. I appreciate your help. gopher

gopher
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Re: controlling location of everything.db file

Post by gopher » Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:59 pm

David,

I have egg on my face. I just noticed that I have everything installed in 2 places on my PC; one being e:\everything and one located in, you guessed it, my Desktop folder, hence my finding the everything.db file on my Desktop. I've removed the 2nd instance of Everything, and now everything works perfectly. gopher

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