Everything Reviews

Everything DOES NOT index the contents of files, only filenames.

about Everything and Copernic Desktop Search · · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful

I've been a Copernic Desktop Search user for a couple of years now, but I started to look for something less bulky and memory-consuming. I was ABOUT to install Everything until I read in it's help forum that this software DOES NOT index the contents of files. This is a crucial feature for me, as I use this type of indexers on my company's 500GB of Excel files database, so I basically dumped it as an option.

Just wanted to make the comment for all of you who are looking for this same functionality in an indexer. Everything only indexes filenames.

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Extremely light, full of options, never crashes...

about Everything · · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful

How can i describe this utility? Well you know, since i fell on this one, i even thought of disabling the Windows Search engine. Searching a file takes 1 second on my 1,5 To storage. Extremely light, full of options (run in background or not, launch at startup or not, disks to scan, shell context menus etc.).

it also never crashed on me.

When your brain is failing you and you don't remember where this damn file is, Everything comes to your rescue.

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Really nice application.

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It sits in tray hidden and takes 9 MB of RAM in my case (which is not too much nowadays), and it's very comfortable, when you make some hotkey for it (Win+S, for example). Scanning of 320 GB hdd took couple of seconds. And it searches faster, then you type :)

Really nice application.

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Very Good App

about Everything · · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

Thanks to the developer. I use this everything everyday! Very usefull. It is super fast and easy to use. Plus i can use keyboard shortcut, in my case i use Ctrl + Space to launch the app. And the app focus automatically to the search box. Plus it support my NAS Synology drive. Very easy and convenient. Thanks again to the developer!

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I love this!

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I've seen people use this software and I was like "why do you need it when you have a standard Windows search around?" But I was wrong. This is really small, simple and fast. When you have tons of files and is too lazy to find out where it is, this is the tool to use! I love this!

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I thought that Everything was all that and more, until it crapped out on me by the 2nd day. It seems to hang some computers, or make them run very slow, under certain circumstances. The author did offer a possible solution however I was already sold on Recentx, which I like a little better. Yes I can delete the ini, but if it does that after one day what am I to expect moving forward? Maybe he'll send my $20 bucks back. I was a little to eager to donate.....

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Faster and better than windows files indexing

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Super Fast. you would love it from the first try! amazing.

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My #1 windows tool

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This is one of the first things I install and configure after a new windows build.

I use it many times a day, and have it set to open with a hotkey. I have a system where I include tags/keywords in the filename of many of my personal files, and can call up anything in a flash.

One of the best tools out there, and I'm very glad it's being developed again.

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FINALLY - New version of Everything

about Everything and DocFetcher, Ultra File Search, Agent Ransack · · Helpful Not helpful

Development of Everything has resumed again after many years.

I used to check every week for about 30 months and then got
tired of doing so and stopped checking. The one day I was on
Samer Kurdi's website and he mentioned that there was a new
version of Everything on the voidetools website.

Everything 1.3.3.658b Beta for Windows is the current beta version.

It is now under active development - 15 beta versions released since
early January to June this year.

Before this new development initiative the last work done on Everything
was in March 2009.

It is much faster than before!.

UAC issue fixed. Everything now runs a service as an elevated background
session. Then when you start the program each time it runs the client
interface in the user session. (You only need to deal with the UAC the first
time you run the program).

My all time favorite app has just got better.

Have tried many search programs like Locate32, Ultra File Search, Index
Your Files, Copernic, etc.

Best of bred

  • file search: Everything
  • file plus text search - Agent Ransack

[Edited by janakee, September 01]

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For remote-net-drive-search wo. admin rights you need IYF

about Everything and Index Your Files · · Helpful Not helpful

@ Balicky 2013-03-24:
If you have your files only on harddisks in your own local computer, where you have admin rights, the search-app "everything" is very OK for You. But if you often search files in much more and much bigger directories in very big company networks with more than 100 TB instead only 7 TB, stored on remote computers, where you have no admin-rights, then you will find nothing with everything. In this case you need Index Your Files, except the admins of the remote computers install "everything" on all remote directories you need for searches.

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Ridiculously fast windows search tool

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It is pretty simple, just a window with a search box and the results show up below. Like Google's instant search, where it autocompletes the search for you as you type, Everything does the same, letting you just start typing and having the results just show up as you type out the search terms.

You can sort by name, type of file, date of the file, where it's located and more. I have a keyboard shortcut to open it when I hold shift-windows-E keys and it pops up to let me start typing to find the file. A simple tap of the TAB key moves from the search line to the results and back again, in case you need to quickly change your search terms. I love it and wish it would be integrated into Windows 7 so I'd get these results in the start menu.

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Why I prefer "Index Your Files" over Everything

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Advantages of Index Your Files (IYF) over Everything:

  • File-name-search AND Content search: Selectable option to search inside files
  • Preview of found files with the suitable office-app or picture-viewing app
  • Special picture search with specific EXIF-data additional to file-name-criteria
  • Special mp3-file-search with music-specific-data such as interpret, album or music-style
  • Easier search without knowledge of regular expressions also with search-terms in OR relationship, e.g. "*.txt / *.ini" .
  • With IYF you can very quickly find files on remote servers, on which you have no admin rights,
    so it is ideal for quick searches on very big company networks with thousands of directories
  • Create indexes for only the directories you select

Everything also can seach remote network directories, but only if you have admin rights on the remote server, and if you install an everything-component on the remote server. So most users without remote admin rights cannot use it in real big company networks.

All advantages of Everything has IYF also:

  • Portable, needs no admin rights on the local computer
  • Available in the languages English, Spanish, Romanian, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian,
    French, S/T Chinese, Bulgarian, Brazilian, Turkish, Czech, Dutch, Polish, Lithuanian and Kurdish.

The following Flash Demonstration shows the advantages of Index Your Files:

http://www.indexyourfiles.com/iyf.htm

IYF has its advantages but Everything feels less sluggish and index update is way faster. If you constantly move files on your computer (like me) IYF is not that good in my opinion.

"Create indexes for only the directories you select" -> you can achieve something similar with the exclude list in Everything.

I prefer Everything just because of the real time update (i disabled it for when the program is closed). That said, Everything is not really updated anymore and that's sad.

I have 7 TB on my hard discs - 6.264.386 files.
Search Everything every day he tells me - no problem :)
!!

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Everything Search from voidtools is the best little known file management trick to date.

about Everything and MIDI-OX, Renoise, AutoHotkey · · Helpful Not helpful

this user's text was too massive and informative so it is now here
http://tidypub.org/wzluv
there are some uncommonly strong keyboard tips (also PS) at the end so do check out the full file, but here is the condensed and sensible radio edit -----
This tool is awesome and has probably saved me hours and hours of time, and the installer is only three hundred and something kilobytes. If everybody knew about this four years ago think about where we would all be now. But alas, good knowledge sometimes goes undistributed. I personally will start to tell some people about this program and I hope that after you try it and like it you will too.

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