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Everything Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Everything for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Listary, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Everything and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Everything are Agent Ransack, Recoll, DocFetcher and UltraSearch.

Everything alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Application Launchers or File Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Everything.
This page was last updated May 28, 2022
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

"Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows.

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  1. Listary is a revolutionary search utility for Windows that makes finding your files and launching applications blazing fast, for casual and power users alike!.

    Listary vs Everything opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Listary is a great alternative to Everything.

    Fast search in explorer window.

    Top positive comment  about 5 years ago
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    olegmaisak

    Listary has more functionality then Everything, and useful integration with Windows Explorer.

    Top positive comment  about 5 years ago
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    5

    it doesn't show up the thumnail view and doesn't have filter function.

    Top negative comment  about 1 month ago
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    Everything is more like the old Windows XP File search. Listary is more an application launcher. The UI are not similar enough either.

    Negative comment almost 2 years ago
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    -3
    Yolandastroman

    Listary is not productive as Everything

    Negative comment over 4 years ago
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    -12
  2. Agent Ransack

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching the contents of files Agent Ransack also displays the text found. Users can then quickly browse the results without having to separately open each file!

    Most users think Agent Ransack is a great alternative to Everything.


  3. This package is a personal full text search package which is based on a very strong backend (Xapian), for which it provides an easy to use and feature-rich interface.

    Recoll vs Everything opinions
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    renArD

    Recoll indexes file contents, neither Everything Search

    Negative comment over 3 years ago
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    0
  4. DocFetcher is a portable German/English open source desktop search application. It allows you search the contents of documents on your computer. - You can think of it as Google for your local document repository.

    DocFetcher vs Everything opinions
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    This is a file indexer, it is not designed to map complete drives without major configuration changes, it is designed to index the content of some folder's files, including their complete text content not just their existance like Everything does.

    Negative comment about 2 years ago
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    2

    Its indexing feature outperforms the other ones

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    -1
  5. UltraSearch

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.

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    Almost everyone thinks UltraSearch is a great alternative to Everything.


  6. fzf

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Vim

    A command-line fuzzy finder written in Go.

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    BadTek

    Fast cli-tool to search files.

    Positive comment 6 months ago
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  7. RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.

    Most users think RecentX is a great alternative to Everything.
  8. AnyTXT Searcher is a powerful local data full-text search engine, just like a local disk Google search engine. It is your ideal desktop search tool.

  9. Search Monkey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.

    Search Monkey vs Everything opinions
    Some users think Search Monkey is a great alternative to Everything, some don't.

    MUCH slower than Everything.

    Negative comment over 4 years ago
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    Search monkey works almost as well on Ubuntu

    Positive comment about 7 years ago
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  10. Locate32

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Locate32 is software which can be used to find files from your harddrives and other locations. It works like updatedb and locate commands in Unix based systems. In other words, it uses databases to store information about directory structures and uses these databases in searches.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 3.1.11.8220a, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    Locate32 vs Everything opinions
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    still very good andsimple but effective

    Positive comment almost 4 years ago
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