Multiple everything.exe processes [Solved]

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Binocular222
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Multiple everything.exe processes [Solved]

Post by Binocular222 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:20 am

My settings:
allow_multiple_instances=0
Everything service = enabled
Everything x64 on x64 Windows 10
Non-elevated process
And this is my result:
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void
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Re: Multiple everything.exe processes

Post by void » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:35 am

There is normally two Everything processes, one for the Everything Service and another for the Everything search client.

There might be a third process if you have enabled Run as administrator, please try disabling Run as administrator:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Uncheck Run as administrator.
  • Click OK.
  • Exit Everything (right click the Everything tray icon and click Exit).
  • Restart Everything
Please check these processes with Sysinternals Process Explorer.
This will list all processes in a tree structure, from this you should be able to determine what launched all these Everything.exe processes (eg: What is the process that all these Everything.exe processes are listed under?).
Could you please also report the command line for one of these processes (preferably one that is using only a KB of memory):
  • In Process Explorer, right click an Everything.exe process and click Properties.
  • Click the Image tab.
  • What is shown for the Command line?

Binocular222
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Re: Multiple everything.exe processes

Post by Binocular222 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:43 am

I don't use any 3rd party launcher to launch Everything.exe.
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void
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Re: Multiple everything.exe processes

Post by void » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:59 am

It is unusually Everything is being launched with -startup and -svc

-startup is used when starting the Everything search client on system startup, it basically prevents any windows or dialogs from showing and just puts Everything in the system tray and loads your indexes.

-svc is the Everything Service entry command line option, it shouldn't be used with any other command line options. It should be used when Everything is called as a system service. You have one of these processes running as system which is correct.

Please check your startup commands that run Everything, they can be in the following registry keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Everything
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Please check your start menu startup folder:
C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Check if you have any scheduled tasks that might be running Everything.

The following command should be used to launch Everything:
Everything.exe -startup
The command should be Everything.exe

Process Explorer will tell you more about the program that is launching Everything.

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