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Andresdk12
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everything indexes the content but is slow to provide results

Post by Andresdk12 » Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:16 pm

after indexing the content of the files everythin 1.5.0.1333 freezes in file search showing the querying legend at the bottom, taking a lot of time
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void
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Re: everything indexes the content but is slow to provide results

Post by void » Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:23 pm

My guess is Everything is indexing too much information.

Some of that information might be getting stored in your pagefile, defeating the purpose of content indexing in Everything.

Please try reducing the number of files your are content indexing under Tools -> Options -> Content



Could you please send some information about your database:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, under the Debug submenu, click Statistics.
  • What is shown under the Database header?

raccoon
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Re: everything indexes the content but is slow to provide results

Post by raccoon » Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:22 am

Before searching for the content of files, be sure to specify what directory you want to search within, otherwise it will search all of your files.

If it takes an hour to copy 100 gigs of files, then it will take an hour to content search 100 gigs of files, for example. Everything isn't magic. All of the files still have to be read into memory and scanned through.

nesedenyana
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Re: everything indexes the content but is slow to provide results

Post by nesedenyana » Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:36 am

It's definitely something new.

Andresdk12
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Re: everything indexes the content but is slow to provide results

Post by Andresdk12 » Thu Jan 19, 2023 1:42 pm

Best regard.
I relate the statistics file, additionally I have a clone of my pc, with which I do not present the problem, it only happens with the pc on which I work at the moment
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void
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Re: everything indexes the content but is slow to provide results

Post by void » Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:14 am

Everything stores file content in RAM.



8 GB of file data is a lot..

Everything is only really designed to index up to 1 GB of text.



There might be an issue with Everything reading some files as text/plain.
This might cause Everything to use massive amounts of memory for small files.



The next alpha update will never treat PDF files and office documents as text/plain when content indexing.



Could you please check the largest indexed content size for some files:
Copy and paste the following into your Everything search box:
addcol:col1 col1:=len($content:) sort:col1-descending

This will list all files by indexed-content size from largest to smallest.
Please compare the size shown in the Column 1 column with the size of the file.
The column 1 size should be much smaller than the size of the file.



Please make sure Everything is installed correctly and running as a standard user:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Check Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything.
  • Uncheck Run as administrator.
  • Check Everything Service. (Please make sure this is tick-checked and not square-checked)
  • Click OK.
  • Exit Everything (right click the Everything tray icon and click Exit).
  • Restart Everything.

Andresdk12
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Re: everything indexes the content but is slow to provide results

Post by Andresdk12 » Sat Jan 21, 2023 6:12 pm

I have done what you suggested without any improvement in the novelty
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Andresdk12
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Re: everything indexes the content but is slow to provide results

Post by Andresdk12 » Sat Jan 21, 2023 6:21 pm

When checking the used memory size, I realize that it uses an excessive amount of memory for the PDF files.

void
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Re: everything indexes the content but is slow to provide results

Post by void » Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:10 pm

Thank you for the information Andresdk12 ,

There's something going on recently with the PDF iFilter.

Everything is currently treating PDFs as text/plain because there's no PDF iFilter.

It should be fixed in the next alpha update.
I'll have more information soon.

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Re: everything indexes the content but is slow to provide results

Post by horst.epp » Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:13 am

void wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:10 pm
Thank you for the information Andresdk12 ,

There's something going on recently with the PDF iFilter.

Everything is currently treating PDFs as text/plain because there's no PDF iFilter.

It should be fixed in the next alpha update.
I'll have more information soon.
I don't fully understand this.
This thread doesn't tell us what IFilter the poster has installed ?
The current Everything version has no problems to index PDF content
using my installed PDF iFilter (PDFlib TET PDF IFilter 64-bit).
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void
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Re: everything indexes the content but is slow to provide results

Post by void » Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:17 am

What PDF viewer are you using Andresdk12?

Similar issue here.

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Re: everything indexes the content but is slow to provide results

Post by Andresdk12 » Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:11 pm

cordial greeting, I am using adobe acrobat reader
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Re: everything indexes the content but is slow to provide results

Post by void » Thu Feb 02, 2023 5:10 am

Thank you for the PDF viewer information.

Everything 1.5.0.1336a fixes an issue with Everything treating PDF files as text/plain when no iFilter is installed.

Please try reinstalling Adobe Acrobat Reader to ensure your PDF iFilter is installed correctly.

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