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gserack
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More Search Options?

Post by gserack » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:49 am

Hey there,

It would be great if one could search by file size. ( or I suppose, date )

Thanks

Garrett

daspud
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Re: More Search Options?

Post by daspud » Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:50 am

Yes it would be great. BUT -and there is always one of those...

SE gets its speed by using tables of file names already built into NTFS. The timestamps and sizes you see are fetched (very quickly) for the files you see on the screen (and not any others). I have 1,200,000 entries in my SE search list. If I wanted to see all files over 1MB (for example), SE would have to look at every one of those directory entries to see if it was over or under the specified size. That would take more than a couple of minutes. Narrow the search results by name and then sort on size and it goes much faster.

There is an option for Recent files and I have not explored that yet as I use SE by name.

HTH, Bob Roos

gserack
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Re: More Search Options?

Post by gserack » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:21 pm

Oh. Wow.

I had assumed the file sizes were in the index somewhere too. ....

Nevermind :D

G

Wagnerlip
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Re: More Search Options?

Post by Wagnerlip » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:25 am

... so I guess this also answer my question about to do search by file location in the directory tree.

:)

Again, fantastic program. I would bet you wrote it in assembly, they get small (like yours) and fast like a bullet.

cheers,

wagner

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Re: More Search Options?

Post by daspud » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:37 pm

It is a fantastic program. I think it is written in a C language. I don't have a reference for that, but is my recollection.

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