Is there any plugin to speed up the file search process?

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Vseslav
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Is there any plugin to speed up the file search process?

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In Altap, Salamander depresses a slow search for files. Is there any plugin to speed up the file search process?
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tukanos
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Re: Is there any plugin to speed up the file search process?

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Vseslav wrote: 17 Jan 2022, 13:13 In Altap, Salamander depresses a slow search for files. Is there any plugin to speed up the file search process?
Huh, now I don't understand you. You mean that AS is slow searching for files? I don't think so, it is rather fast as it does not have anything indexed.

If you want to have fast search you have to use different tool like Everything. Again you can find it here on the forum, how others are using it finding files with Everything together with Altap Salamander.

Please search before you ask!
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SvA
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Re: Is there any plugin to speed up the file search process?

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Salamander is actually quite fast searching files. However, it does not use an index und searches for raw file content only.

If you need indexed search you need some other tool. There is no plugin for Salamander specifically that offeres indexed search or the use of content filters (offering the ability to search for text within documents like .docx or .pdf). Maybe there is something you can integrate using the Total Commander Proxy plugin?

Tukanos' suggestion is a very good choice if you need to search for file names and basic file metadata like size or modification date only. No search for file contents is possible there, also no search for extended file metadata like Title, Author, Image Width and the like. Basically what is available as columns in Salamander Views is available for search with Everything.
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