Is Windows coming around to the Everything way of doing things?

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rseiler
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Is Windows coming around to the Everything way of doing things?

Post by rseiler » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:43 pm

This test build announced a new form of indexing:
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperi ... uild-18267

It didn't sound like much, but when you add in the extra information from this developer-oriented article, which also discusses the new form of indexing, it reminded me of Everything.
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/adamdw ... n-your-app

In terms of indexing, at least after the initial pass, is that similar to how Everything does it?

horst.epp
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Re: Is Windows coming around to the Everything way of doing things?

Post by horst.epp » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:31 am

It indexes all files which is similar to Everything but it also indexes the contents
which is much more than Everything ever does.
It was always possible to add more folders to Windows indexing so its not realy exiting.
Now you can index all files and make exceptions, which is easier to handle.
I use Everything integrated into my Total Commander file manager to simply search for files
but Windows indexing if I search for contents.

rseiler
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Re: Is Windows coming around to the Everything way of doing things?

Post by rseiler » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:24 pm

The new indexing, what they're referring to as "Find my files," only indexes file system metadata, which they say is up to 100x faster than file content indexing. That's what I was referring to. It also automatically excludes OS files and temp areas.

Windows still does have its traditional indexing, but only for limited areas or areas that you include.

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Re: Is Windows coming around to the Everything way of doing things?

Post by horst.epp » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:55 am

rseiler wrote:The new indexing, what they're referring to as "Find my files," only indexes file system metadata, which they say is up to 100x faster than file content indexing. That's what I was referring to. It also automatically excludes OS files and temp areas.

Windows still does have its traditional indexing, but only for limited areas or areas that you include.
As I have added all my importand dirs to the Windows indexer the new Find my files is of no interest for me.
Everything finds all file names and in the upcoming new version also some of its meta data indexed.
So I stick with my logic using Total Commander with integrated Everything for find files
and Windows Indexer for searching content.

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