better search for windows

written January 20, 2021 // 1 min read

The Windows 10 search is slow and resource intensive. So I decided to build a new one!

The new search engine uses a flask-sqlite backend, using a jinja html front end.

It first indexes both of the drives and parses their files into the databases in a custom format

Then the front-end does a SQL query on the database to find the files. After that the custom jinja templates do a HTML “render” with the data from the query and send it to you!

An interesting feature is the “open” function that executes a “start” command on the host machine, which then open the files.

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