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Which flavor?
« on: March 13, 2009, 06:06:39 PM »
So I just saw this post and have looked at the websites for Everything, Locate32 and Ava Find. Which one really delivers? It was hard to discern by the thread's replies. I used to have Copernic, but it was klunky and inefficient. So any suggestions for an already organized PC user?
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Re: Which flavor?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 09:08:29 PM »
Ive been using Everything for a couple of months now, and I love it. I can type in "ph sh cs3." (without the quotes) and it finds photoshop cs3. I can find almost anything on my computer really fast.
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Re: Which flavor?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 09:15:20 PM »
Ive been using Everything for a couple of months now, and I love it. I can type in "ph sh cs3." (without the quotes) and it finds photoshop cs3. I can find almost anything on my computer really fast.

Wow. Sounds like a winner. I'll give it a test drive. Thanks!
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Re: Which flavor?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009, 09:29:30 PM »
Okay, I've installed Everything and I'm lost already. I have no idea what the ETP/FTP Server and HTML Server options are for. I used Copernic before, and it was pretty straightforward to me. What should I be doing?
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Re: Which flavor?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2009, 09:52:19 PM »

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Re: Which flavor?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2009, 09:59:00 PM »
What should I be doing?

Read the faq http://www.voidtools.com/faq.php

I have read over the FAQ and I'm still having problems. The status bar doesn't show that any files have been indexed, and searching has produced no results. I'm still lost. (Not trying to sound whiny, I'm just perplexed.)
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Re: Which flavor?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2009, 11:27:41 PM »
What should I be doing?

Read the faq http://www.voidtools.com/faq.php

I have read over the FAQ and I'm still having problems. The status bar doesn't show that any files have been indexed, and searching has produced no results. I'm still lost. (Not trying to sound whiny, I'm just perplexed.)

Do you mean that the Window is empty after launching everything.exe?

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Re: Which flavor?
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2009, 11:51:50 PM »
Yep. Nothing in the window. I wound up uninstalling it and I'm now trying Ava Find.
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Re: Which flavor?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2009, 12:35:09 AM »
Yep. Nothing in the window. I wound up uninstalling it and I'm now trying Ava Find.

is your hard-drive formatted to NTFS or FAT32? iirc, Everything only works with the former.

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Re: Which flavor?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2009, 12:44:57 AM »
You can verify your file system by seeing your drive properties in My Computer. AvaFind has been out of development for a long time, it's an excellent program otherwise. Everything, OTOH, is very actively developed. You can convert your volumes to NTFS, which is an overall superior file system but there's no going back, so be sure you don't need FAT32. To convert read f0dder's post here.

BTW, Copernic looks inside your files and indexes their contents rather than just their file names, it belongs to a different category.

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Re: Which flavor?
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2009, 01:01:01 AM »
My hard drive is NTFS. So far, Ava Find is doing a fantastic job. I think tomorrow I'll give Everything another shot. BTW, I didn't know that Copernic was in a different genre, so thanks for the tip on that one. I don't really the functionality of Copernic. Ava Find seems to fit my needs, but as I said, I'll give Everything another try; surely I did something wrong....
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Re: Which flavor?
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2009, 05:21:02 PM »
Hands down: Everything!

WHY?

try and compare like I did and see for yourself.

or to save time and money.
Just try "Everything" (no pun intended :D )

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Re: Which flavor?
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2009, 05:35:15 PM »
I've been using locate32 for years.  Overall it's very good.  The only proviso is with Vista I'd recommend disabling "track file system changes" because after a copy of a large number of files(for example if you copy some big folders to an external to back them up) Vista can run your HD quite a bit.  You don't notice it so much in XP.  Took me awhile to realize it was that locate32 option.

I'll have to try some of the ones above.  They are new to me.