Folder indexing allows Everything to include any folder in the Everything index.
Indexed folders can go offline and remain the Everything index.
For example, with folder indexing you can index:
No, folder indexing does not require administrative privileges or the Everything service.
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 its subfolders and files.
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.
To customize the update time or update interval:
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.