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Everything

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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 210 votes out of 96 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.1.371
  • Total Downloads:
    291,333
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 13, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    333.8KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    257
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Search Tools

Editors' Review

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The ambitiously named Everything is a piece of Windows PC software that bypasses Windows search with a lightning quick interface and real-time results for all of the files and folders in your local storage device or any subsection of it. The software doesn't do much more than search, but its efficiency, effectiveness, stability, and low system resource usage make it a keeper utility.

The software is split into two main controls: the search box and the results page. When you first run Everything, it will create an index of all the files and folders on your machine. Unless you have millions of files, the index will be created before you know it. Searching is done in real time, as you type--i.e. the search term "rad" returns 379 objects, "radio" returns 160, and "radiohead" returns 71, all instantly.

The results screen can display seven different fields: Name, Path, Size, Last Write Time, Creation Time, Last Access Time, and Attributes. Sorting by any field takes a little longer than searching, but only slows down noticeably when you sort more than 1,000 results.

Everything also lets users connect to HTTP, FTP, or ETP (Everything Transfer Protocol) servers to allow remote searches, but its functionality is mostly singular--searching your local PC very quickly with minimal resources, and it accomplishes that well. If you've never struggled with Windows search before, you might pass Everything by; if your computer is a disorganized mess with files all over the place, Everything might be a wonderful gift.

 
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 96 votes

    • 5 star 63
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 6
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    out of 210 votes

    • 5 star 134
    • 4 star 59
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5 stars

"It works in Windows 10"

April 16, 2016  |  By 4Denise

2016-04-16 11:22:50  |  By 4Denise

 |  Version: Everything 1.2.1.371

Pros

It works in Windows 10
It works fast

Cons

I haven't found one

Summary

I got tired of Windows search being so useless. Not once have I ever been able to find anything with it. I decided to find something better and I came across this little gem. I saw that it is old and I figured it couldn't hurt to try it. I'm very glad I did. Now I can actually find files I have lost. I have not been able to do that for years. I don't know how anyone even manages with Windows' native search. I have 4.5 TB of space on my computer and this little utility managed to find everything with the word I was looking for in the name or the folder name within about a minute-- without first spending days indexing the drives!

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5 stars

"This is How Microsoft Windows Search Should Have Been!"

January 20, 2016  |  By divenex

2016-01-20 03:21:03  |  By divenex

 |  Version: Everything 1.2.1.371

Pros

This search utility is simply fantastic!

For a long time I through that the built-in search of Windows 7-10 represented the state-of-the art and I found it quite useful. But the "Everything" search made me realize how much better Windows search could actually be! This little routine is much faster and, unlike the Microsoft search, it never misses any files.

Cons

None I can think of

Summary

If you find Microsoft Windows Search useful, you will be blown away by how much better this little routine actually is. It's hard to believe that the "Everything" programmer managed to develop a tool that is so much better than what Microsoft has been providing for a decade.

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5 stars

"My Longtime Favorite Tool"

December 26, 2015  |  By pugetsoundmark

2015-12-26 02:07:27  |  By pugetsoundmark

 |  Version: Everything 1.2.1.371

Pros

This tool is extraordinary. I've been using it for a long time, and I've gotten to the point where I can't function without it. On my home PC fixed drives it shows that I have close to 1.2 Million objects/files. This Everything search tool has never failed to find any files that match my filter. (I have many thousands more files when I connect my external drive, and it finds all those files as well.) It's very fast when it occasionally refreshes it's database, and it's instantaneous to do the search itself. For me, it has proved to much better than using the builtin file name searching in Windows. Please note that there is a much more current version on the Developer's web site than Download.com is showing.

My only regret is that I waited so long to do this review!

Cons

None. (Although it's gotten me kind of lazy to remember, or write down, where I stored various files. haha)

Summary

As another reviewer wrote, this really is Indispensable!

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5 stars

"Indispensable search utility"

April 24, 2015  |  By neeo1

2015-04-24 07:56:48  |  By neeo1

 |  Version: Everything 1.2.1.371

Pros

Quickly finds files on any drive

Cons

Has not been updated in a long time

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5 stars

"fantastic search engine"

January 27, 2015  |  By cgfry2000

2015-01-27 11:33:20  |  By cgfry2000

 |  Version: Everything 1.2.1.371

Pros

Everything is very fast, and finds everything on my Win8.1 computer. Have SSD + a 1T drive, and it really does (literally, including hidden files) find everything on the computer. Best of all, it does the search nearly instantaneously.

Cons

None, nada

Summary

I stopped Windows search and removed the index database, since it was filling up my SSD. Everything is so much better, way faster and completely non-intrusive. Great program!

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1 stars

"massive amount of missing directories"

October 22, 2014  |  By wlybaby

2014-10-22 10:07:52  |  By wlybaby

 |  Version: Everything 1.2.1.371

Pros

havent found any unfortunately as it misses so many directories as to not be useful.

Cons

all volumes are ntfs, yet misses majority of directories. have tried all the troubleshooting tips so just uninstalled. had heard great things just not playing out that way. using on windows 7 64 machine.

Summary

not useful at all unfortunately. looking for alternative.

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3 stars

"When it works it's great...but!"

March 08, 2014  |  By GamerKing

2014-03-08 15:33:39  |  By GamerKing

 |  Version: Everything 1.2.1.371

Pros

It does what it promises, and it's very fast.

Cons

Mine developed a strange error..when I contacted developer they didn't even acknowledge my email. I guess that's the problem with free software--you get it AS IS..or in this case, AS IT ISN'T!

Summary

I wish someone would write a more stable version, especially someone who is prepared to support it.

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5 stars

"Outstanding File finder"

February 16, 2014  |  By TMerrillh

2014-02-16 09:22:43  |  By TMerrillh

 |  Version: Everything 1.2.1.371

Pros

Amazingly quick, easy to specify partial matches.

Cons

Only indexes local NTFS volumes

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5 stars

"Vital part of every Windows system."

January 08, 2014  |  By TheAlas.com

2014-01-08 06:39:20  |  By TheAlas.com

 |  Version: Everything 1.2.1.371

Pros

Extremely (as in instant) fast.

Cons

Deserves a better icon, because it's always pinned in my task bar :)

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5 stars

"Reliable and Thorough"

September 01, 2013  |  By jesz12

2013-09-01 06:01:56  |  By jesz12

 |  Version: Everything 1.2.1.371

Pros

Always fast, complete --- every instance of the file/item listed and folders that hold them, easy manage the files right from the search; oldie but besty!

Cons

None. Use it and love it.

Summary

Love it and it's the only Windows alternative "search" I use.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2.1.371
Version 1.2.1.371 added title customization, NOT operator, special case wildcards, and includes other improvements and bug fixes.
General
Publisher voidtools
Publisher web site http://www.voidtools.com/
Release Date March 13, 2009
Date Added March 13, 2009
Version 1.2.1.371
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Search Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 333.8KB
File Name Everything-1.2.1.371.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 291,333
Downloads Last Week 257
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License Model Free
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Price Free

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