Everything 1.4

Free Locates files and folders on the user's computer
4.4 
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Everything is a light desktop search utility that produces instant results. This tool belongs to the group intended to overcome the limitations of the default Windows search function. Unfortunately, though its interface is rather neat and easy to use, it isn´t very attractive. The program works by indexing the files and folders on your local hard disks and, fortunately, unlike other similar products, it does it very quickly and without creating a large database or affecting system performance.

The tool uses various search modes, of which the simplest is to type parts of the file or folder name. Besides, you can also use commands, such as “file:”, “path:”, to narrow search results. However, if you find memorizing these commands too bothersome, you can also open the advanced search window. In addition, there are various types of filters, mainly by file types. It’s good to know that it’s possible to create bookmarks for those search patterns that are likely to be used more than once. The resulting file list, in turn, can be visualized in various modes. In addition, it can be exported using the program´s native format (EFU) as well as CSV and TXT.

In general, Everything has the advantage of being very small and using very few system resources. Besides, it can show results with lightning speed. However, I regret to say that it has the disadvantage of not supporting full-text search or indexing email messages. If you don´t mind these two last observations, the tool could be just for you.

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Pros

  • It produces quick results
  • It allows creating bookmarks
  • It lets you use commands
  • It can export result lists
  • It creates a small database
  • It uses very few system resources

Cons

  • It doesn´t support full-text search
  • It can’t search for email messages

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werner warweg
This is not completely right: Save your emails as eml-files and Everything will find it.

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Ray
A blazingly fast and lightweight app that gives immediate results. Suitable for "normal" users but also very interesting for "power users" via the (optional) complex search syntax and modifiers. Especially useful for anyone working with large amounts of files regularly. Once you get the hang of it, it actually replaces several other apps/tools. I do recommend you run it as a service, not as administrator, for security and privacy reasons.

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jim wilson
The most thorough search engine I've ever used. I rely on it.

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