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What is the difference between 'rebuilt...' and 'update' for managing indices? [message #247] Thu, 06 November 2014 12:29 Go to next message
Andreas Prokopiou
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Registered: November 2014
Junior Member
I added a file in the folder I have as a main index and then I updated the
index. After I searched specifically for the content of that file it did
not appear in my results. Do I need to rebuilt the index every time I add a
new file?

Thank you in advance,
A.
Re: What is the difference between 'rebuilt...' and 'update' for managing indices? [message #248 is a reply to message #247] Thu, 06 November 2014 15:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
FoxTrot Engineering
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Andreas Prokopiou wrote:

> I added a file in the folder I have as a main index and then I updated the
> index. After I searched specifically for the content of that file it did
> not appear in my results. Do I need to rebuilt the index every time I add a
> new file?

No, you only need to update the index. You can also update a single folder or subfolder using the "Update folder in running indices…" menu to avoid updating the whole index when most of the file have not changed.

Can you successfully find the file after rebuilding the index? If so, I am not sure what happened. Let me know if this occurs again.
If you can't find the file at all, maybe FoxTrot can't extract its content correctly. What is the file type? Can you find the file using Spotlight?


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Re: What is the difference between 'rebuilt...' and 'update' for managing indices? [message #249 is a reply to message #248] Fri, 07 November 2014 11:58 Go to previous message
Andreas Prokopiou
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Registered: November 2014
Junior Member
Hello Jérôme,

I feel I should apologise for wasting your time, I found my mistake... I
accidentally pressed "cmd + 2" so I was searching the metadata and the file
name and not the content. Im embarrassed to the amount of time it took me
to realise that this was what went wrong.

Thank you for your time, and for an amazing product!
A.

On Thursday, November 6, 2014 2:24:33 PM UTC, FoxTrot Engineering wrote:
>
> Andreas Prokopiou wrote:
>
>> I added a file in the folder I have as a main index and then I updated
> the
>> index. After I searched specifically for the content of that file it did
>> not appear in my results. Do I need to rebuilt the index every time I add
> a
>> new file?
>
> No, you only need to update the index. You can also update a single folder
> or subfolder using the "Update folder in running indices…" menu to avoid
> updating the whole index when most of the file have not changed.
>
> Can you successfully find the file after rebuilding the index? If so, I am
> not sure what happened. Let me know if this occurs again.
> If you can't find the file at all, maybe FoxTrot can't extract its content
> correctly. What is the file type? Can you find the file using Spotlight?
>
>
> Jérôme - CTM Engineering
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------ ---------
> "Super fast indexing that will find anything anywhere in the database,
> attractive output even with plain text (much better than Mail.app or
> Thunderbird), fast synching to IMAP server, easy spellcheck
> integration,
> many AppleScript options, numerous mail handling features, very
> intuitive and configurable process control."
> PowerMail user comment on www.macupdate.com
>
>
> Download a demo version from www.ctmdev.com
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