Everything Search Engine - Locate files and folders instantly

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by mood, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. mood

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    A new stable version has been published.
    Everything v1.4.1.877 (7 Jun 2017)
    http://www.voidtools.com/
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    It can be installed or it can be used as a portable app. The installer is also available as a MSI-version (.msi)
    If Everything is being used as a portable app and to prevent the database from being saved to hard disk, the command-line option "-nodb" can be used:
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    Online-help: http://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/
    Everything Offline help: http://www.voidtools.com/Everything.chm.zip

    Wednesday, 7 June 2017: Version 1.4.1.877
    added option to index size, dates and attributes
    added option to enable fast sorting of size, dates, attributes, path and extension
    added thumbnail view
    added preview pane
    added REFS support
    added advanced searching
    added multi-file renaming
    added content searching
    added search history organizer
    added show total size in status bar option
    added single click open option
    added full row select option
    added perl compatible regex
    added new search functions
    added / search commands
    added filter functions
    added new Everything icon
    improved folder deletion performance
    improved indexing when using file and folder excludes
    improved search term highlighting
    improved database blocking
    improved indexes updating
    improved folder index monitoring
    improved NTFS indexing
    improved re-indexing performance when the existing indexes are up to date
    improved IPC
    fixed an issue causing Everything to hang onto a volume handle when trying to safely remove a device
    fixed an issue with excludes being ignored when rebuilding the indexes
    fixed a crash when renaming a folder that had subfolders that should be excluded
    fixed an issue with sorting by date created ascending and date accessed ascending
    fixed a crash when accessing file information cache
    fixed an issue with ETP url links and special characters
    fixed a focus issue with UAC prompts
    fixed an issue when opening a file as admin
    fixed a lock in the Everything service
    fixed an issue with a race condition and initializing COM
    fixed a hang when deleting a registry key
    fixed an issue with very large sorts
    fixed an issue with !parent:, !child: and !c:\path
    fixed an issue with filter modifiers
    fixed an issue with file:!
    fixed an issue with indexing hidden or system folders/files
    fixed an issue with previous navigation searches
    fixed an issue when searching for a \path\
    fixed a crash when cutting an item multiple times
     
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  2. mood

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    Review of Everything:
    https://www.ghacks.net/2017/06/07/everything-desktop-search-review/
     
  3. Mr.X

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    Thanks for the heads up! :)
     
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    Thanks for the info, mood. It's definitely Everything I need to find my files and folders.;)
     
  6. mood

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    Not all settings are available in the GUI.
    A listing and explanation of these hidden settings: http://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/ini/#hidden_settings

    To prevent the deleting or renaming of results (it can happen by mistake) within Everything, these options can be used:
    allow_delete=0
    allow_rename=0

    There are more options listed in the above link (hidden settings)
    I have tried all other alternatives, but i always returned to Everything.
    It is my preferred choice of finding files.

    And with the new feature "Fast sorting" (Everything options - Indexes - Fast size sort / Fast path sort, ...), millions of files can be sorted very fast.
    Right after clicking of a column the files are sorted :cool:
    Some more alternatives which can display changes in realtime:
    MasterSeeker - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine
    NeoSearch
    SwiftSearch - Searches NTFS volumes almost instantly
    Wise JetSearch - Free Local File Search Tool

    To find the 1000 largest files/folders:
    WizTree - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive

    Even more alternatives, but changes are not monitored in realtime:
    Locate32 - Locate32 finds files and directories based on file names.
    Index Your Files - Search Files for Windows with Advanced Features using Index Files
     
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  8. mood

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    Everything v1.4.1.895 Released (February 9, 2018)
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    http://voidtools.com/Changes.txt
    Friday, 9 February 2018: Version 1.4.1.895
    • Fixed a crash when clearing search history.
    • Fixed a security issue when running a FTP server.
    • Fixed an issue preventing Everything from closing when pressing ESC
    • Added .jpeg extension to the image information search functions.
    • Fixed an issue where Everything would lose the current sort after reindexing.
    • Added support for cluster sizes larger than 64k.
    • Fixed an issue when using invalid characters to rename a file.
    • Fixed a crash when rendering tall or wide images.
    • Added preview_context ini setting.
    • Fixed an issue when shutting down Everything would cause it to miss changes.
    • Fixed a memory alignment issue.
    • Fixed database corruption when renaming a folder when folder size indexing is enabled or when there is a folder exclude.
    • Fixed an issue with circular NTFS/ReFS folder parents.
     
  9. JoWazzoo

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    I am a strong supporter of this app. Been using since long ago. Sooper fast.
     
  10. mood

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    :thumb:
    A good combo is Everything + Total Commander.

    Folders and Files can be opened in Total Commander.
    *) After doubleclicking of a folder in Everything the folder is opened in Total Commander.
    *) Rightclick on a file + "Open Path" = the file is opened in Total Commander
    To achieve this the following must be changed:
    "Open (Files)" can also be used for this, but if i doubleclick a file in Everything i expect it to be opened with the appropiate application not the filemanager.
     
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    Couldn't agree more. This Search Program is instantaneously Quick! as well as accurate and a super convenience.
     
  12. Buddel

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    It's been my favorite (and only) search program for years.
     
  13. Alexhousek

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    I downloaded and quickly reviewed the portable Everything program. I didn't see that they have added the ability to search for a word within a document file. Since I am not at work, I also wasn't able to verify if it can scan files across network shares. Those are two things that are important for me. For my purposes, while Everything is a great program, I prefer Locate32 or Agent Ransack. Both Locate32 and Agent Ransack have the ability to search for words within a document and can scan across network shares.
     
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    Quite agree. That would be a very welcome advance within Everything with those additions. Perhaps a handful of us who are interested to learn if there might be an update to those features can contact them to share the concerns.

    Locate32/Agent Ransack are a pair of long tried n tested favorites on this end stretching as far back as Windows 98 which do exactly what's expected. Another one, a deutsch favorite some might still find useful for searching words/parameters etc. is InfoRapid http://www.inforapid.de/html/searchreplace.htm
     
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  15. mood

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    Everything can't interpret file formats document files (like Agent Ransack which has "Support for popular Office formats including Office 2010 and OpenOffice.") but it is able to search the content of files.
    http://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/searching/#content_searching
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    Regarding indexing of network drives:
     
  16. ichito

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    Here you can find - menu "Search/Advanced search" and it gives you small window
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  17. Alexhousek

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    I stand corrected. However, apparently you need to do some type of indexing to utilize this feature.
     
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    Everything v1.4.1.922 Released (December 15, 2018)
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    Thanks for the update, mood! Everything is an excellent piece of software. That's rare these days...

    Which version (x64 / x86) should we run on Windows 7 x64? I always download x86 because it's smaller. Are there any advantages using the x64 version?
     
  21. mood

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    You might reach the limit if you have a lot of files and folders. Then you need to use the 64-bit version.
    And the more options you tick in "Everything Options - Indexes", the more memory it needs and you will reach the limit earlier.

    As long as you don't have a lot of files/folders it should be no problem to run the 32-bit version (advantage: it consumes less ram than the 64-bit version)
     
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    Everything v1.4.1.924 Released (December 21, 2018)
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    One issue has been fixed since .922:
     
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    Everything v1.4.1.928 Released (January 11, 2019)
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    From the future!
     
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    This is 100X better than windows search, searches are instantaneous and no harmful I/O on the disk from indexing
     
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