Search using Windows index?

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thedberg
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Search using Windows index?

Post by thedberg » 02 Jul 2010, 22:21

MS has greatly improved it's indexed search abilities in Win 7. I find myself using it very often, mostly because it's really fast. The drawback is that the results are presented in Explorer and not in my beloved Salamander.

Would it be possible to utilize fast Windows searching from within Salamander Find-dialogue (Alt+F7) and get the results presented there?

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Re: Search using Windows index?

Post by SelfMan » 02 Jul 2010, 22:53

+1

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Re: Search using Windows index?

Post by Dangph » 13 Feb 2011, 03:27

+1

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Re: Search using Windows index?

Post by therube » 13 Feb 2011, 15:12

(If you are searching for file names rather then content within, there is only one thing to use, Everything search engine.)
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vld
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Re: Search using Windows index?

Post by vld » 15 Feb 2011, 01:40

therube wrote:(If you are searching for file names rather then content within, there is only one thing to use, Everything search engine.)
agree...an Everything plugin would be awesome

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Re: Search using Windows index?

Post by omega » 15 Feb 2011, 17:40

therube wrote:(If you are searching for file names rather then content within, there is only one thing to use, Everything search engine.)
Didn't know this one, thanks for suggestion. :D
vld wrote:agree...an Everything plugin would be awesome
Send the Everything developer this request, he might do it :wink:

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Re: Search using Windows index?

Post by therube » 15 Feb 2011, 20:00

Send the Everything developer this request, he might do it :wink:
He was away for a period of time. During that time, his board (forum) started getting all kinds of SPAM. Came back & locked things down, giving the indication that he was going to make some changes, but that has been a while now. New users cannot register. Existing users can login, but not a whole lot happening. I've left a request that he at least make the forums visible, even if only read-only, but it's received no response.


This is the most recent "alpha" (nonetheless improved over the release):

http://www.voidtools.com/Everything-1.2.1.451a.zip


(Actually there are some threads on the board that I wanted to link to one of the CZ threads on this board.)
Please make sure you exit "Everything" completely before running the alpha version.

To exit "Everything" completely:

* Right click the "Everything" icon in the system tray.
* Click Exit.


Changes:

* improved searching for folders by up to 20 times faster.
* fixed unrecognized included volumes in the options window.
* fixed an issue with the volume monitors not releasing handles when safely remove device requested to unmount a volume.
* fixed a display issue with new recently change dates/times.
* fixed a crash when sorting by size then second sorting by recent changes.


Changes since 1.2.1.371:

* Fixed an issue with the cd:/cw:/cm: search macros.
* Fixed an issue with incorrectly sorted recent changes.
* Support for NTFS subst drives and folders.
* Support for NTFS volumes with out drive letters assigned.
* Fixed an issue with loading default advanced options.
* Increased indexing performance.
* added support for specifying a secondary sort.
* Improved search term parsing.
* Improved operator precedence.
* Added -nonewwindow and -newwindow command line options.
* Added new columns: Folder FRN and Folder generation.
* Added support to toggle the search window with the tray icon and hotkey.
* Added -delay <milliseconds> command line option to delay database loading.
* Added -db <location> command line option to set the database location.
* Fixed an issue with incorrectly sorted recent changes.
* Support for NTFS subst drives and folders.
* Support for NTFS volumes with out drive letters assigned.
* Fixed an issue with loading default advanced options.
* Increased indexing performance.
* added support for specifying a secondary sort.
* Improved search term parsing.
* Improved operator precedence.
* Added -nonewwindow and -newwindow command line options.
* Added new columns: Folder FRN and Folder generation.
* Added support to toggle the search window with the tray icon and hotkey.
* fixed a crash after applying changes made to custom filters.
* fixed a relative path issue.
* added restore defaults to advanced options.
* added extension list command to improve filter performance see: ext:mp3;mid;wav
* improved filter performance by up to 100 times faster.
* improved recent changes loading performance by up to 20 times faster.
* improved macro parsing.
* fixed an issue with the error logger.
* added recent changes search options.
* added new commands: recent:, rc:, ext:, cd:, cw: and cm:
* added service parameters option.
* Added customizable zoom ranges.
* Added option to ignore newly added removable volumes.
* Fixed a safely remove device issue.
* fixed a crash when highlighting search terms (see <1 2 3> | <4|5|6> <7|8|9>)
* fixed double quote copy path
* fixed an issue with high cpu usage and USN Journal monitors
* re-wrote USN Journal monitoring.
* fixed relative db location.
* fixed a problem where the hotkey would reset when clicking apply.
* fixed double quote copy.
* rewrote tray icon interface
* fixed duplicated recent change results and selections when sorted by recent changes.
* relative path support for $exec =>Total Commander Support
* Fixed loading recent changes.
* Fixed a highlighting issue.
* Added persistent toolbar position and size settings.
* Added Select search on activate option.
* Added Reset view after search option.
* Added automatically show search history matches options.


What needs to be tested:

* Safely remove device.
* Folder searching.
* Recent changes.
* subst'ed NTFS volumes.
* NTFS volumes mounted to NTFS folders.
* Complex searches to test precedence.
* Complex searches to test term highlighting.
* Secondary sorting.


Known issues:

* Case sensitive folder searches to not work - fixed for next release.
* unicode ext: corrupts file and folder names - fixed for next release.
WinXP Pro SP3 or Win7 x86 | SS 2.54

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otrov
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Re: Search using Windows index?

Post by otrov » 24 Apr 2011, 00:08

thedberg wrote:Would it be possible to utilize fast Windows searching from within Salamander Find-dialogue (Alt+F7) and get the results presented there?
I meant to ask about same feature :)

Wrapping IFilters features in 'Find' dialog as an option seems like very nice idea
I hope devs would find it useful and not hard to implement

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