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In Recoll, how to view the list of files that have been indexed in a specific directory?

please help me finding a solution to the following problem: I have a folder on my W7-NTFS drive with saved webpages files in this folder have been lost, some of the contents of which I have ...
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recoll executable hogs CPU for days, index dir is 18GB, should I upgrade v1.17 -> 1.20?

I have some problems with the desktop-search tool "recoll", which comes with ubuntu. (I have 15.04) Actually, there are several subquestions, but maybe they are all related. I suspect all questions ...
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Recoll 1.20.1 prebuilt - configure.ac not recognised - './configure' and 'make' isn't working

I'm trying to install the latest version of Recoll (1.20.1) on Ubuntu 14.04. I've downloaded the tar file from the developer website (under 'Source') and copied it to /usr/local/src where I ...
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Effective ways to search in recoll

I have been using recoll for awhile. And I absolutely love it. I have it indexed all my journals, ebooks, pictures, videos and also a wild bunch of pdf's from all over the internet. Topics spanning ...
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Is it possible to use the Unity Dash search features in a different enviornment, such as XFCE? [duplicate]

I have been using the Unity environment on Ubuntu, and although I enjoy the Unity Dash search feature, I want to move away from Unity to the XFCE environment. Is it possible to have the same sort of ...
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How to install Recoll's python:epub helper?

I installed the latest version of Recoll from the ppa because it was claimed it can index epub files. When I select "Show missing helpers" there's "python:epub" in the list. I cannot find it in the ...
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How do I get statistics about my recoll index?

I recently installed recoll and its Unity lens, and started indexing most of my home drive. Photos, Documents, music, sourcecode, everything. It is still running (no surprise there) and I would like ...
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How can I move the results of a Recoll query to a folder?

I'd like to know if it's possible to send matching files from Recoll (searches words or strings in the content of several files .pdf .doc, etc) into a folder. Thanks!
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Recoll won't start

Whenever I try to open recoll, I get a popup box with this message: Configuration problem: Configuration could not be built: Explicitly specified configuration must exist (won't be automatically ...
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How to index Tomboy notes with Recoll?

I would like to index the notes from Tomboy using the recoll desktop search engine. The notes are in XML, stored in .local/share/tomboy. How to do this?
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how to make recoll search or locate folder only not the files

How to make recoll list only folder or directory names instead of files? Or how to filter category to only search for directory names not directory contents (files)? Many times, I can only remember ...
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Can I create two Recoll databases, each for different directories?

I have run Recoll which created a database for my data partition on my internal hard drive. The database is stored under my home partition in the same internal hard drive. I now want to run Recoll to ...
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How do I Recoll Search my NTFS partition?

I have multiple OS in my desktop in which I use recoll and recoll lens for desktop search on Ubuntu. I want to search my NTFS (Windows) partition from Ubuntu desktop. How can I do it? I have looked ...