Everything option for indexing folders but not files

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dustwalker
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Everything option for indexing folders but not files

Post by dustwalker » Sun May 09, 2021 12:08 am

Hi,
My Everything.db database was about 70 MB. Then I added an external NTFS disk that only contains directories, subdirectories, and bitmap image files. Now my Everything.db is about 460 MB. However, the names of those image files are meaningless. Only the names of the directories and subdirectories are important.

Everything takes a couple minutes to rebuild its expanded database. That should be fine. Unfortunately, in my Windows 10 laptop versions more recent than Everything-1.4.1.986.x64 frequently freeze when I try to open the "Context Menu". Thus, I frequently have to kill Everything ,start it again, and wait.

Perhaps some people with many photographs also have disks where the names of the files are meaningless. If so, an option telling Everything to index the folders but not the files of a specific disk would be useful.

I am using the latest versions of Everything and of Windows 10.

Thanks for an excellent program and best regards

horst.epp
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Re: Everything option for indexing folders but not files

Post by horst.epp » Sun May 09, 2021 8:10 am

dustwalker wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 12:08 am
Hi,
My Everything.db database was about 70 MB. Then I added an external NTFS disk that only contains directories, subdirectories, and bitmap image files. Now my Everything.db is about 460 MB. However, the names of those image files are meaningless. Only the names of the directories and subdirectories are important.

Everything takes a couple minutes to rebuild its expanded database. That should be fine. Unfortunately, in my Windows 10 laptop versions more recent than Everything-1.4.1.986.x64 frequently freeze when I try to open the "Context Menu". Thus, I frequently have to kill Everything ,start it again, and wait.

Perhaps some people with many photographs also have disks where the names of the files are meaningless. If so, an option telling Everything to index the folders but not the files of a specific disk would be useful.

I am using the latest versions of Everything and of Windows 10.

Thanks for an excellent program and best regards
Add the file type of your images to the exclude list should help.

void
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Re: Everything option for indexing folders but not files

Post by void » Mon May 10, 2021 1:10 am

To include only folders on your external drive:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Exclude tab on the left.
  • Change Exclude files to:
    e:\**
    where e: is your external drive.
  • Click OK.

dustwalker
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Re: Everything option for indexing folders but not files

Post by dustwalker » Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:42 pm

Thanks for the suggestions.
I should have thought them.

By the way, I told the program "FreeCommander" not to show its 64 bit context menu (ShowContextMenu64Bit=0 in "FreeCommander.ini"). Since then, "Search Everything" never freezes when I open Everything's context menu.

Best regards

horst.epp
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Re: Everything option for indexing folders but not files

Post by horst.epp » Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:12 pm

dustwalker wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:42 pm
Thanks for the suggestions.
I should have thought them.

By the way, I told the program "FreeCommander" not to show its 64 bit context menu (ShowContextMenu64Bit=0 in "FreeCommander.ini"). Since then, "Search Everything" never freezes when I open Everything's context menu.

Best regards
The actual FreeCommander XE 2021 Build 848 64-bit donor
has no problems to show the context menu of Everything.
You should stop to use the 32bit version of FC on a X64 OS.

therube
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Re: Everything option for indexing folders but not files

Post by therube » Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:08 pm

It could be a particular item on the context menu that is causing the issue.
Give Nirsoft's ShellExView a shot.
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