Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

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Biff
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Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

Post by Biff » Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:04 am

Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed? And the remaining time for indexing (properties)? And for other actions (e.g. "Sorting file names" that appears to take most of the time after / while indexing and lasts very long here).

It appears indexing these properties of about 14.500 video files with four different extensions (*.mkv;*.mp4;*.avi;*.iso) takes some or many hours:

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It appears scanning index properties stays at 5 % for an hour or longer:
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Is it like it should be? Is there a way to make it faster?
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Re: Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

Post by void » Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:26 am

The current file being scanned is shown under Tools -> Options -> Properties at the top right.

I will consider showing the time remaining in the status bar.
Thanks for the suggestion.

Indexing properties will take a very long time.
Indexing properties should only need to be done once.

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Re: Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

Post by Biff » Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:32 am

The current file being scanned is shown under Tools -> Options -> Properties at the top right.
Can not find that (even on the screenshot above):
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I will consider showing the time remaining in the status bar.
Many thanks!
Indexing properties will take a very long time.
Sorry, what does that mean to these questions: Is it like it should be? Is there a way to make it faster?

Did you see the editions on my first post?

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Re: Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

Post by void » Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:40 am

Can not find that (even on the screenshot above):
Everything is indexing the properties of the root N: drive folder.
Is Everything stuck on this folder?

Sorry, what does that mean to these questions: Is it like it should be?
Yes, indexing properties will be slow.

Is there a way to make it faster?
Store your files on an NVMe SSD.

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Re: Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

Post by Biff » Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:31 am

Everything is indexing the properties of the root N: drive folder.
Yes. Sorry, I meant can one display the file / folder being indexed at the moment?
Is Everything stuck on this folder?
Sorry, what folder? Where / how can one see that folder?...ah, now there are folders shown and files. And no, suddenly it is at 66 %. So even indexing the properties of the root (because N: was shown for a long time) does take that long obviously.
Store your files on an NVMe SSD.
OK, I would when I'm finally a multi-billionaire. Would there be such a big difference in speed?

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Re: Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

Post by void » Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:36 am

Yes. Sorry, I meant can one display the file / folder being indexed at the moment?
It does display the current file/folder.
Everything is indexing the folder: N:


Sorry, what folder? Where / how can one see that folder?
Is the N: drive offline?
It's likely Everything was waiting for the N: drive to come online.

It will timeout after one minute.


Would there be such a big difference in speed?
HDD: ~30MB/s random reads.
SSD: ~300MB/s random reads.
NVMe SSD: ~3000MB/s random reads.

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Re: Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

Post by Biff » Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:52 am

Is the N: drive offline?
No, no. Now the process suddenly goes on steadily, do not know why 5 % was shown for such a long time.
It's likely Everything was waiting for the N: drive to come online.
Or may be resources were used by another process / program?
HDD: ~30MB/s random reads.
SSD: ~300MB/s random reads.
NVMe SSD: ~3000MB/s random reads.
So it looks like such SSDs are incredibly much faster. So everything that lasts hours here then would take minutes with those SSDs.

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Re: Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

Post by void » Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:58 am

Please remove the Total Size on Disk property from Tools -> Options -> Properties.

This will gather the size on disk for all files (including all subfolders) for all folders.
It is extremely slow.


So it looks like such SSDs are incredibly much faster. So everything that lasts hours here then would take minutes with those SSDs.
I know it's not very practical for large video files.
Please try removing any unnecessary properties from your index for the best performance.

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Re: Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

Post by Biff » Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:09 am

Please remove the Total Size on Disk property from Tools -> Options -> Properties.
This will gather the size on disk for all files (including all subfolders) for all folders.
Although having excluded all of the folders(?):
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Please try removing any unnecessary properties from your index for the best performance.
Yes, I had tried it already. These files should be the only ones for which only these properties (*.mkv;*.mp4;*.avi;*.iso) are scanned.

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Re: Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

Post by void » Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:12 am

Although having excluded all of the folders(?):
Yes, that property is really slow.
It will still need to gather every single file from all subfolders to calculate the total disk size on disk.

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Re: Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

Post by Biff » Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:21 am

It will still need to gather every single file from all subfolders to calculate the total disk size on disk.
So obviously although the files are excluded they indeed are not, respectively not a single file is (may be a warning / hint near that property would be good and / or near other properties having the same / similar effect). Is there another way to get that size information?

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Re: Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

Post by void » Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:30 am

So obviously although the files are excluded they indeed are not, respectively not a single file is (may be a warning / hint near that property would be good and / or near other properties having the same / similar effect).
This only applies to the "total disk size on disk" property.

While this property is only indexed for root folders, to calculate the total disk size, every single file needs to be searched.


Is there another way to get that size information?
Currently, no.
A "Used space" property is on my TODO list.

Consider using the Size property.
This property will be close to the size on disk property.

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Re: Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

Post by Biff » Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:50 am

Consider using the Size property.
This property will be close to the size on disk property.
OK, I removed the other one. Many thanks!

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Re: Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

Post by Biff » Fri Sep 23, 2022 5:58 am

At the moment in the properties tab the file names just being indexed are displayed but not the drive (letter) / entire path. How could one show both of them?

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Re: Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

Post by void » Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:36 am

Hover over the text with the mouse cursor to show the full path and filename.

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Re: Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

Post by Biff » Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:41 am

OK, I will try the next times, thank you.

Why is the entire path not shwon without hovering?

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Re: Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

Post by void » Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:42 am

It is too long.

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Re: Can I display what (what property, what file, etc.) at the moment is being indexed?

Post by Biff » Fri Sep 23, 2022 7:06 am

Too long, but actually here it looks like as if there would be enough space. OK, thank you.

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