An EFU file is a plain text file containing a list of filenames, sizes, dates and attributes.
File lists can be opened with Everything or included in your Everything index.
You can search and sort file lists by size, date and/or attributes instantly.
What are the requirements for file lists?
File lists require Everything 1.3 or later.
How do I make an EFU File list?
- In Everything, from the Tools menu, click File List Editor....
- In the File List Editor, drag and drop files into the list to add to your file list.
- You can also add files and folders from the Edit menu.
- When you are finished, from the File menu, click Save.
To make a backup of your current Everything database:
- In Everything, make sure there is no active search.
- Select all the files in the result list.
- From the File menu, click Read Extended File Information.
- From the File menu, click Export....
- Change Save as Type to EFU Everything File List (*.efu).
- Type in a filename and click OK.
What files can I add to a file list?
Any files. However, file lists are recommended for off-line files or files that do not change, for example a CD-Rom, DVD-Rom or NAS.
Does Everything access the files in the file list?
Everything will only access the files if you try to open them or right click them.
File size, dates and attributes are read from the file list.
What is the format of an EFU file list?
EFU files are comma-separated values (CSV) files.
A header is required with at least the Filename column specified.
File size is specified in bytes.
Dates are FILETIMEs (100-nanosecond intervals since January 1, 1601.)
Attributes can be zero or more of the Windows File Attributes.
How do I change the volume for all the files in a file list?
- Open the file list in Notepad.
- Press Ctrl + H to replace.
- Change Find what to the old volume (eg: D:)
- Change Replace with to the new volume (eg: E:)
- Click Replace All.
- Save changes to the file list.
Can I use relative paths in a file list?
Yes, filenames are relative to the file list location.
Optionally use . and .. for locations relative to the file list location.
You can use \ at the start of a filename to specify a file relative to the root of the file list.
Specify a filename with a full path to override relative filenames.
Can I create a file list from the command line?
To create a file list from the command line:
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Everything.exe -create-filelist <output-filename> <path-to-scan>
Example, create a file list of my C: drive:
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Everything.exe -create-filelist cdrive.efu c:\