Just curious ...

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Just curious ...

Post by NotNull » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:05 pm

Question for @void:

If Everything Service as well as Run as administrator is enabled, how does the Everything client access the MAster File Table and the USN journal?

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Re: Just curious ...

Post by void » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:26 am

Everything will attempt to access the NTFS Master File Table (MFT) as an administrator/standard user first.
If that fails, it will fall back to the Everything Service (if running).

Note: Everything can acquire low level read access to NTFS volumes as a standard user only if they are not marked as a system volume.

You can have Everything running as an administrator and the Everything service installed at the same time. However, only one of these options is required to index system NTFS volumes.

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Re: Just curious ...

Post by NotNull » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:07 am

void wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:26 am
Note: Everything can acquire low level read access to NTFS volumes as a standard user only if they are not marked as a system volume.
Didn't know that. Thank you!

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