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by froggie
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Locate PDFs That Can't B Searched
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Locate PDFs That Can't B Searched

This thread might be a place to start:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7740883/how-to-identify-pdf-files-that-need-ocr
by froggie
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Disable Indexing at Start!
Replies: 13
Views: 1328

Re: Disable Indexing at Start!

You are starting Everything from the right-click menu. When you do this, Everything puts the folder you click on in the search box and proceeds to display all of the files in that folder As you add additional terms in the search box Everything will AND those terms with the initial folder and display...
by froggie
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disable Indexing at Start!
Replies: 13
Views: 1328

Re: Disable Indexing at Start!

Are you just trying to have a blank result screen when you start Everything until you start typing

or are you trying to have Everything not build its internal list of files?
by froggie
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Remove large white-on-green ticks from extra large thumbnails view
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: Remove large white-on-green ticks from extra large thumbnails view

Tough for me to see, but it looks like your example is in Dropbox. Could this be an artifact of the Dropbox syncing process?

Does it show in Windows Explorer?

Does it show in non-dropbox files?
by froggie
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disable Indexing at Start!
Replies: 13
Views: 1328

Re: Disable Indexing at Start!

Does
tools==>options==>general==>results==>Hide results when the search is empty
do what you want?
by froggie
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Everything 1.4 User Guide / Manual as HTML/PDF
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

Re: Everything 1.4 User Guide / Manual as HTML/PDF

Thank you. There are times when this will come in very handy.
by froggie
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Support
Topic: File's and folder got corrupted / no access
Replies: 18
Views: 2097

Re: File's and folder got corrupted / no access

Actually Windows 10 is SSD aware and I believe the power off setting should not effect it. We are a bit off topic for Everthing support, but I wonder if there is something about the way the additional SDD was installed that is causing your problems. Since this is a Laptop, is the disk external - USB...
by froggie
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Support
Topic: File's and folder got corrupted / no access
Replies: 18
Views: 2097

Re: File's and folder got corrupted / no access

@raccoon has it right, you should set power off to Never. SSDs use times of low activity to reorganize the data internally. Cutting off power that often may possibly be causing an issue. Also, never defrag a SSD - it just causes extra wear and shortens its life. What version of Windows are you runni...
by froggie
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Custom Database copy
Replies: 1
Views: 1984

Re: Custom Database copy

Not necessary. The database is only read at startup (and only written at shutdown) - otherwise it is all in memory.
by froggie
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why is Run as Administrator the default?
Replies: 1
Views: 1944

Why is Run as Administrator the default?

Just out of curiosity, why is Run as Administrator the default when using the installer? From all I read here, it seems clear that using the Service works best in almost all cases. For that matter, when would run as Administrator be needed?
by froggie
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: how to restrict my search to a specific folder without having to type the full path?
Replies: 8
Views: 2374

Re: how to restrict my search to a specific folder without having to type the full path?

You could just copy it, replacing "apple" with whatever the name of the folder you are interested in

Or

infolder:C:\users\bigdan\documents\desktop\career\apple\


Or

C: \apple\ depth:7


See Everything Help for a description of infolder: and depth:
by froggie
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: how to restrict my search to a specific folder without having to type the full path?
Replies: 8
Views: 2374

Re: how to restrict my search to a specific folder without having to type the full path?

BigDan wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:35 pm
is there also a way to see all the contents of apple, not just the resumes? again, not as imp.
Staying with the regex theme:

regex:C:.*\\apple\\[^\\]*$
by froggie
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Help please with regex
Replies: 5
Views: 2358

Re: Help please with regex

The jpg is easy, just add .*\.(jpg|jpeg) after the last [0-9]. When you add the D:\ to the regex, you have to match the entire path up to the CIMG, so you end up with P:\\.*CIMG[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9].*\.(jpg|jpeg) , which is fine as long as there is no folder with a CIMGnnnn name. I generally find tha...
by froggie
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Help please with regex
Replies: 5
Views: 2358

Re: Help please with regex

Without "enable regex" selected in search try

d:\ ext:jpg;jpeg regex:^CIMG[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]



Everything ANDs the terms together. It is not necessary to have them all within the regx. The "^" says match at beginning of filename.
by froggie
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Selecting entire row across all columns when have one row selected
Replies: 2
Views: 1511

Re: Selecting entire row across all columns when have one row selected

Try checking

Tools==>Options==>General==>UI==> Full Row Select


Also

Tools==>Options==>General==>View==> Alternate Row Color


may be helpful
by froggie
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Autocomplete paths and search Thunderbird messages
Replies: 4
Views: 2510

Re: Autocomplete paths and search Thunderbird messages

Is TB using (text based) Mbox? If so then wouldn't a content: search find (text strings) in the particular Mbox file? TB is text based and content: will find the Mbox files that contain the search string. In the case of many Mbox files with few messages in each, this would be workable, but I suspec...
by froggie
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Can't invoke custom verb on multiple files
Replies: 9
Views: 3900

Re: Can't invoke custom verb on multiple files

@void -

According to this https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... s-root-key Microsoft document, HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT is a merged view that shows keys from HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
by froggie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: named instance
Replies: 12
Views: 3890

Re: named instance

(deleted as erroneous, too hot for brain to work)

thanks, therube
by froggie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: named instance
Replies: 12
Views: 3890

Re: named instance

you have to use quotes for the target:

"c:\program files\everything\everything.exe -instance pictures"

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 everything.exe
is the program name

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 -instance pictures 
is a parameter that is passed to the program
by froggie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Add version number support for EXEs/DLLs
Replies: 9
Views: 3824

Re: Add version number support for EXEs/DLLs

No, I do not believe so.
by froggie
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Add version number support for EXEs/DLLs
Replies: 9
Views: 3824

Re: Add version number support for EXEs/DLLs

/listview_tooltips=0 off

/listview_tooltips=1 on
by froggie
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Search as you type partial matches?
Replies: 4
Views: 2564

Re: Search as you type partial matches?

Look under Search on the menu. Be sure nothing is checked.
by froggie
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Search Thunderbird messages from Everything
Replies: 3
Views: 2139

Re: Search Thunderbird messages from Everything

Short answer - not possible. Long answer - The next lines in that article are Thunderbird defaults to using the mbox format to store messages. That is widely supported. You can also configure an account to use the maildir format. The mbox format (the default) has all the messages from a Thunderbird ...
by froggie
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Add shortcuts for "startwith" and "endwith" functions
Replies: 5
Views: 2467

Re: Add shortcuts for "startwith" and "endwith" functions

Both symbols are allowed and work fine in Windows filenames.
by froggie
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Add size format as a power of ten (10^x)
Replies: 11
Views: 3612

Re: Add size format as a power of ten (10^x)

To get MB type the following in the search box and press enter

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/size_format=3
You can put it back to KB with

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/size_format=2
or from the options panel

@Void: suggestion: add MB to options panel
by froggie
Thu May 28, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Finding files with a specific create date and some characters in the name
Replies: 4
Views: 1837

Re: Finding files with a specific create date and some characters in the name

Also, Select "Help" in Everything's menu and browse the topics.
by froggie
Thu May 28, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Preview of .log files
Replies: 4
Views: 2089

Re: Preview of .log files

Another way: Right click on any .log file. Click on properties. On the line "Open With" in the General tab, click the "Change" button. If you are then given a choice of recommended programs, select "Notepad" OR Click "browse" and go to "C:\Windows" then double click on "notepad.exe" Click OK Now "No...
by froggie
Fri May 22, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: look for files without a - after the first space
Replies: 3
Views: 2433

Re: look for files without a - after the first space

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regex:"^[^ ]* [^-]"
assuming just a single space

Sorry, posted wrong version. Revised. Re-revised.
by froggie
Wed May 13, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: wrong folder names
Replies: 3
Views: 1407

Re: wrong folder names

The names in the file system (NTFS) are 'favorites' and 'desktop' - both Everything and the dir command will show you that. There is a hidden system file called "desktop.ini" in 'desktop" (and many other places) that contains information that Windows will use to display the file. Desktop.ini can be ...
by froggie
Wed May 13, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Could one make Everything use less RAM?
Replies: 19
Views: 5206

Re: Could one make Everything use less RAM?

But, why does Everything sometimes use so much less RAM(?): I an not completely certain what "memory" in Windows 10 shows - in Windows 7 there are several columns for memory that provide much more information; however I believe "memory" means the amount of REAL memory Windows is allowing a program ...
by froggie
Sun May 10, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Could one make Everything use less RAM?
Replies: 19
Views: 5206

Re: Could one make Everything use less RAM?

You have 8GB of REAL storage (RAM in the display). Your are using about 1GB of VIRTUAL storage (a tiny fraction of the available VIRTUAL storage with 64 bit Everything). Pieces of VIRTUAL storage are loaded into REAL storage as needed. You do not have a storage problem from Everything - in fact if y...
by froggie
Sun May 10, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Could one make Everything use less RAM?
Replies: 19
Views: 5206

Re: Could one make Everything use less RAM?

The x86 version of Everything will use half the memory of the 64 bit version.Which are you using? For the number of files you have the memory usage seems consistent with what I have observed. Are you having a problem or are you alarmed by the red flag in the process viewer? This is virtual memory of...
by froggie
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Possible to search for double extensions? Also what does dupe: sizedupe: do?
Replies: 6
Views: 6177

Re: Possible to search for double extensions? Also what does dupe: sizedupe: do?

As a start try this as a search (with regex under search on the menu NOT checked)
regex:"\.\w\w\w\.\w\w\w$"
by froggie
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Using wildcards in content search?
Replies: 11
Views: 5336

Re: Using wildcards in content search?

@void
Isn't "noexact" the same as "nowfn" and is the default? Why would you need to specify it in the macro, other than clarity in the example?
by froggie
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: CPU usage expected during search?
Replies: 19
Views: 13447

Re: CPU usage expected during search?

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So, do we ever need asterisks?
Maybe in the middle of a string: "xxx*yyy"

But even in this case I would start with "xxx yyy" and see if there is a need to use a more complex search - often this will find what I need without creating a more complex search.
by froggie
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: CPU usage expected during search?
Replies: 19
Views: 13447

Re: CPU usage expected during search?

@terrypin But what exactly does "Match Whole Filename When Using Wildcards " mean? I'm using asterisks because I don't know the whole filename. You don't need the asterisks. Everything will match a search string wherever it appears. So "hf" will match "hf", "abchf", abchfdefg", etc. The search strin...
by froggie
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: CPU usage expected during search?
Replies: 19
Views: 13447

Re: CPU usage expected during search?

Its the

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*anything*.
that does it.

Searching for *hf*.pdf and Checking Match Whole Filename When Using Wildcards (which is the same logical search) is instantaneous.

Of course just omitting the "*"

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hf ext:pdf
is also the same and instantaneous
by froggie
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: CPU usage expected during search?
Replies: 19
Views: 13447

Re: CPU usage expected during search?

Interesting.
I am getting about 10 seconds with that search.
Match whole word drops it to 3
removing the period or putting a space before it makes it about instantaneous
by froggie
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Bug report
Topic: Zombie processes left if ALT+F4 or X used to close Everything
Replies: 1
Views: 3362

Re: Zombie processes left if ALT+F4 or X used to close Everything

If you uncheck "Run in background" , Everything will end when you close the search window. However, it is generally more efficient to have one instance of Everything with multiple search windows if you need them (right click tray icon, new search window), rather than starting multiple copies of Ever...
by froggie
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How would I embed Everything in Excel VBA
Replies: 5
Views: 5739

Re: How would I embed Everything in Excel VBA

Excel VBA supports both Regex and reading directories. Plenty of examples online. As much as I love Everything, It might be simplier & easier to just stay within Excel
by froggie
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disabling the service with Windows 10
Replies: 34
Views: 37481

Re: Disabling the service with Windows 10

What anti-virus are you using? More than one?
Can you try disabling anti-virus and then repeating the set Everything service to automatic & reboot test.
by froggie
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Combining and calculating folder sizes of the same name, without actually moving files
Replies: 13
Views: 3203

Re: Combining and calculating folder sizes of the same name, without actually moving files

Would something like TreeSize Free help you? It will, as the name says, list the size of some or all of the folders on your drives. (There are many like it, this is the one I use the most)

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https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/comparison.shtml
by froggie
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hotkey/shortcut to switch filters?
Replies: 1
Views: 1802

Re: hotkey/shortcut to switch filters?

Go to Search>>Organize Filters>>Document (for example)

At the bottom you can set a keyboard shortcut

Repeat for each filter of interest
by froggie
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Enter key for path column results
Replies: 3
Views: 1551

Re: Enter key for path column results

Check box at Tools>>Options>>UI>>Full Row Select
by froggie
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Problem about regex
Replies: 12
Views: 3656

Re: Problem about regex

Why *.mp3? Just .mp3 seems to have the same matches and it is much faster.
by froggie
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Index This
Replies: 15
Views: 42527

Re: Index This

Thank you. That does the trick.
by froggie
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Index This
Replies: 15
Views: 42527

Re: Index This

This is minor, and I should be able to fix it, but it has been far too many years since I wrote cmd scripts :

I keep all my scripts in a directory that has a name similar to "Scripts & Programs & Such" . The ampersands make IndexThis fail. Do you know an easy way to escape the ampresands?
by froggie
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Blank Search results display
Replies: 19
Views: 5523

Re: Blank Search results display

That is exactly right (and well described). I tested it to refresh my memory. Note that when an account with administrator rights chooses "run as an administrator" windows puts up a prompt for permission before handing out the admin badge - it is not hidden (unless UAC has been turned off), so most ...
by froggie
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Blank Search results display
Replies: 19
Views: 5523

Re: Blank Search results display

It is Interesting. It is really not proper for a process to write in another user's (admin) files. I did exit everything completely and made sure the service was stopped. I repeated the process, deleting everything.ini in appdata\roaming. Everything recreated everything.ini in my user's appdata\roam...