Everything Search Engine - Locate files and folders instantly

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  1. Spartan

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    Even the installer is smaller (not that it matters but I like less features :D) 1.53MB vs 1.57MB
     
  2. Spartan

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    Agreed. If I didn't know about Enterprise from you guys, I would've never even bothered to try it as all that comes to my head is more features like network stuff and what not. It's the opposite. They really ought to swap the feature list and make the regular version the lite version while the Enterprise version to have the full feature set
     
  3. EASTER

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    Sure wouldn't mind them dropping some hints on just how they manage to make EVERYTHING program so instantaneously lightning rapid in showing us its results. Gotta be the best file finder I ever seen in my days going back to when I started with Windows 98SE.

    No matter. As files and collection of files gather into gobs stored in a PC System this one sweeps the entire entries wherever they rest and wastes no time on giving users results easily accessed.

    I've found programs and apps long forgotten was even on this system. In fact only my Defrag Program is THIS in-Depth in identifying files but nowhere near at the velocity EVERYTHING runs at in finding your preferences either forgotten or misplaced.
     
  4. Spartan

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    It is indeed a work of art. Even when you launch it for the first time, it finds any file(s) instantly before indexing anything. Just try typing *.dll and see how it lists more than 1000 files in less than second whereas Windows search might take 10 minutes to find them all.
     
  5. xxJackxx

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    I think he's just using the MFT, which is already in RAM. If all you need is file names and locations and no content, it is pretty fast.
     
  6. EASTER

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    Then why on green earth hasn't Microsoggy done something similar eons ago. Even on their precious Windows slop of 10 their Search is been a catastrophe in comparison not only to EVERYTHING app but many others.

    No matter. This search program is been perfection and a very useful productive addition to any series of Windows.
     
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    Why? Because that wouldn't work with Bing...
     
  8. Rasheed187

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    Weird, having to index stuff is a major turn off for me. IMO, UltraSearch is superior, but depends on what you need.
     
  9. Pliskin

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    It's not really indexing, because both apps are reading the MFT of the NTFS drives. Everything puts it in the RAM like UltraSearch, but also on the disk.
    You can disable that with -nodb command line parameter.
     
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    WizFile is best, does exactly what Everything dose but doesn't write a DB file to drive, so no disk I/O, and it's all done in memory.
     
  11. Spartan

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    Just tried it, it's very fast! Thanks
     
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    Thanks. Forgot I have WizFile in a folder too laying dormant.

    Yes it's pretty rapid as well as EVERYTHING. On my low memory modules 8.1 its only a fraction slower than Everything.
     
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    Thanks for this info. No disk I/O and work being done in memory seems like a good reason to change from Everything to Wizfile.
     
  14. mood

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    Everything v1.4.1.988 Released (August 5, 2020)
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  15. Special

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    Might as well just change the name completely at this point, it no longer does "Everything".
     
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    If I hadn't read mood's post, I would have thought that they had removed the "Enterprise" version. It wouldn't have occurred to me that the "Enterprise" version is now called "Lite" version. Thanks very much for the useful info, @mood :thumb:
     
  17. xxJackxx

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    What do you suggest calling it? "Something"? :argh:
     
  18. Spartan

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    How ironice. From Enterprise (usually the biggest and baddest version) to LITE :argh::rolleyes:
     
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