Search in selected folder

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Search in selected folder

Post by jjk » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:05 pm

Sorry if the answer is obvious, but I am unable to do that :
In a Everything window, I select one folder, say C:\Windows.
What is the fastest mean to search C:\Windows\* ie all the files contained by the selected folder (here C:\Windows) ? Is there also a shorcut to do that ?

More : if I select two or more folders, say C:\Windows and C:\...\foo and D:\...\foo2, can I search easily see (in Everything window) all the files contained in those 3 folders ?

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Re: Search in selected folder

Post by Stamimail » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:32 pm

I'm not aware more than that info.

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Re: Search in selected folder

Post by jjk » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:18 pm

Thank you, Stamimail
But I hoped something less complicated .
With your answer, now I know Ctrl-Shift-C to copy the whole path. :)

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Re: Search in selected folder

Post by void » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:21 am

Please make sure "Show Search Everything folder context menu item" is enabled:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab.
  • Check Show Search Everything folder context menu item.
  • Click OK.
Right click a folder in Everything and click Search Everything...

Another way is to copy the folder to the clipboard (Ctrl + C) and paste the folder into the search box. Note: only works when one folder is copied.

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Re: Search in selected folder

Post by therube » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:53 am

If you wanted to search - from within Everything, opening the Path of a filename, you could set up "EGO.BAT" (or EGOdir, Everything Goto Dir?) as a "SendTo".

EGO.BAT, ... 306#p18306.

You'd want to change it a bit, at the least removing the -search parameter.


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C:\DEV\Locate\Everything.exe  -newwindow  -path "%cd%"  -search "%1"

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C:\DEV\Locate\Everything.exe  -newwindow  -path "%cd%"
That would open the directory in a new window.

If you wanted it in the same window, just remove the -newwindow switch.

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C:\DEV\Locate\Everything.exe  -path "%cd%"
(And of course change the path to Everything.exe as needed.)

With that, right-click a file, Send To -> EGOdir.
The directory that file is in should then open.

Oh, & I assume this would work essentially the same as what Janus wrote (untested by me), ... 859#p18859, just going about it differently.

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