Indexing

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Indexing

Post by void » Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:11 am

Everything 1.5 introduces FAT/FAT32/exFAT and virtual folder indexing.

Easily add your FAT volumes, virtual folders and mapped network drive to your Everything index:








New features:
FAT volume indexing
Virtual folder indexing
Mapped network drive indexing
Fast rescan
Indexing progress
Save index to disk
Monitor hard links
Multi-threaded indexing
Everything Server indexing
Index Journal
Indexing properties
Indexing content
Pause updating



FAT volume indexing

To add a FAT, FAT32 or exFAT volume to your Everything index:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the FAT tab on the left.
  • Select your FAT, FAT32 or exFAT volume and check Include in database.
  • Click OK.
FAT volumes are rescanned daily by default.

To rescan a FAT volume now:
  • In Everything, from the Index menu, under the Rescan Submenu, click the FAT volume.
To rescan all FAT volumes now:
  • In Everything, from the Index menu, under the Rescan Submenu, click Rescan All.
To change how often FAT volumes are rescanned:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the FAT tab on the left.
  • Select your FAT volume.
  • Select the scheduled rescan frequency.
  • Click OK.


Virtual folder indexing

The following folders can be included in your Everything index with Virtual folder indexing:
  • Mobile phones
  • Cloud drives
  • SD Cards
  • FTP sites
  • Control Panel
  • Windows Libraries
  • Recycle Bin
To add a virtual folder to your Everything index:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Folders tab on the left.
  • Click Add....
  • Select your virtual folder and check OK.
  • Click OK.
For example, to add the control panel to your Everything index:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Folders tab on the left.
    • Hold down Shift and click Add....
    • Select Control Panel\All Control Panel Items
      -or-
    • Click Custom....
    • Type in the following folder: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items
  • Click OK.
To exclude subfolders with a folder index:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Folders tab on the left.
  • Select a folder.
  • Uncheck Index subfolders.
  • Click OK.
Virtual folders are rescanned daily by default.

To rescan a virtual folder now:
  • In Everything, from the Index menu, under the Rescan Submenu, click the virtual folder.
To rescan all virtual folder volumes now:
  • In Everything, from the Index menu, under the Rescan Submenu, click Rescan All.
To change how often virtual folders are rescanned:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Folders tab on the left.
  • Select your virtual folder.
  • Select the scheduled rescan frequency.
  • Click OK.


Mapped network drive indexing

To add a mapped network drive to your Everything index:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Network Drives tab on the left.
  • Select your mapped network drive.
  • Check Include in database
  • Click OK.
To enable Fast Rescan:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Network Drives tab on the left.
  • Select your mapped network drive.
  • Check Fast Rescan
  • Click OK.
Fast rescan uses the folder date modified timestamp to determine if it has changed.
Only folders that have changed are rescanned.
The file system must have support for updating the folder timestamp when a child file or folder changes.
FAT volumes are not supported.
Mapped network drives are rescanned daily by default.

To rescan a mapped network drive volume now:
  • In Everything, from the Index menu, under the Rescan Submenu, click the mapped network drive.
To rescan all mapped network drives now:
  • In Everything, from the Index menu, under the Rescan Submenu, click Rescan All.
To change how often mapped network drive are rescanned:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Network Drive tab on the left.
  • Select your mapped network drive volume.
  • Select the scheduled rescan frequency.
  • Click OK.


Fast rescan

To enable Fast Rescan:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Folders tab on the left.
  • Select your folder.
  • Check Fast Rescan
  • Click OK.
Fast rescan uses the folder date modified timestamp to determine if it has changed.
Only folders that have changed are rescanned.
The file system must have support for updating the folder timestamp when a child file or folder changes.
FAT volumes are not supported.


Indexing progress

A progress bar is shown in the status bar for the initial index.

To abort an index:
  • Right click the progress bar and click Cancel
    -or-
  • Press Ctrl + Break
Aborting the initial automatic index will allow you to manually setup your own indexes.

Performing an action will no longer cause Everything to block when Everything is indexing.



Save index to disk

The database is now periodically saved to disk.
By default this is scheduled everyday at 4am.

A scheduled save will only occur if the computer has been idle for 1 minute (no user input)
If this scheduled save is missed, Everything will save the database to disk the next time an Everything search window is closed.



Monitor hard links

Everything now tracks changes to all hardlinks.



Multi-threaded indexing

Everything will now use a separate thread for each device for faster indexing.



Everything Server indexing

With the Everything Server you can:

Index Journal

The Index Journal lists all the changes to your indexes.

To show the Index Journal:
  • In Everything, from the Index menu, click Index Journal.
See Index Journal for more information.



Indexing properties

Properties can be included in your index for instant searching.

To include a property in your index:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Properties tab on the left.
  • Click Add....
  • Select a property and click OK.
  • Click OK.
See Property Indexing for more information.



Indexing content

Content can be included in your index to instantly search for text inside files.

To include content in your index:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Content tab on the left.
  • Check Index content.
  • Click OK.
See Content Indexing for more information.



Pause updating

To stop Everything from updating your indexes:
  • In Everything, from the Index menu, click Pause Updating.
To resume updating your indexes:
  • In Everything, from the Index menu, click Update Indexes.
    -or-
  • Double click PAUSED in the status bar.

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