File by ID (as given by CHKDSK)?

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ardee
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File by ID (as given by CHKDSK)?

Post by ardee » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:16 pm

When you use CHKDSK on an NTFS volume, it reports any file problems using file ID numbers (like 175050) instead of pathnames. D'oh! There is essentially no way to get the file pathname from the ID.

Does Everything already have those ID numbers handy when it indexes NTFS volumes?

If so, could you add a feature whereby one could get the pathname that corresponds to a given ID number?

Thank you!!

(PS: Everything is by far the fastest search tool in PC history, and I go all the way back to day 1 in 1981!)

void
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Re: File by ID (as given by CHKDSK)?

Post by void » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:41 am

"Everything" only keeps file IDs or File Reference Numbers (FRNS) in memory for folders.

You can use the latest alpha release to view folder FRNs.

Although possible, "Everything" does not keep a record of FRNs for files due to large memory requirements.

ardee
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Re: File by ID (as given by CHKDSK)?

Post by ardee » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:42 pm

Thank you. (The alpha works great on my PC.)

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