Everything

HTTP

The Everything HTTP server is a web server that allows you to search and access your files from a web browser.

Start a HTTP server

To start a HTTP server:

  • In Everything, From the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the HTTP Server tab.
  • Check Enable HTTP server.
  • Click OK.

View a HTTP server

Start the HTTP server and open http://ComputerName in your web browser. Where ComputerName is the name of the computer running the HTTP server.

Set a username and password

Changing the username and password will take effect immediately.


To change the HTTP server username and password

  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options
  • Click the HTTP server tab.
  • Type in a new username and password.
  • Click OK

Disable file downloading

You can disable file downloading and allow clients to list results only.


To disable HTTP file downloading:

  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options
  • Click the HTTP server tab.
  • Uncheck Allow file download.
  • Click OK

URL query string


Syntax:

http://localhost/?s=&o=0&c=32&j=0&i=0&w=0&p=0&r=0&m=0&path_column=0&size_column=0&date_modified_column=0&date_created_column=0&attributes_column=0&sort=name&ascending=1

key=value pairs can be omitted if not required.


Keys:

s
q
search

search text

o
offset

display results from the nth result

c
count

return no more than value results

j
json

return results as a JSON object if value is nonzero

i
case

match case if value is nonzero

w
wholeword

search whole words if value is nonzero

p
path

search whole paths if value is nonzero

r
regex

perform a regex search if value is nonzero

m
diacritics

match diacritics if value is nonzero

path_column

list the result's path in the json object if value is nonzero

size_column

list the result's size in the json object if value is nonzero

date_modified_column

list the result's modified date in the json object if value is nonzero

date_created_column

list the result's creation date in the json object if value is nonzero

attributes_column

list the result's attributes in the json object if value is nonzero

sort

where value can be one of the following:

Sort name Description
name Sort by Name.
path Sort by Path.
date_modified Sort by Date Modified.
size Sort by Size.
ascending

sort by ascending order if value is nonzero


Default html query strings values:

Key Value
search
offset 0
count 32
json 0
case 0
wholeword 0
path 0
regex 0
diacritics 0
sort name
ascending 1

Default JSON object query strings values:

Key Value
search
offset 0
count 4294967295
json 1
case 0
wholeword 0
path 0
regex 0
diacritics 0
path_column 0
size_column 0
date_modified_column 0
date_created_column 0
attributes_column 0
sort name
ascending 1

For example, search for ABC AND 123, from the starting offset of 0, displaying only the first 100 results, sorted by size descending:

http://localhost/?search=ABC+123&offset=0&count=100&sort=size&ascending=0

Change the default HTTP files

You can customize the layout of the server, the icon, folder image, file image, everything logo, sort up image, sort down image and up one folder image.


  • Create the folder
  • HTTP Server
    

    in:

    %APPDATA%\Everything
    
  • If Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything is disabled, the HTTP Server folder must be created in the same location as your Everything.exe.
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Start HTTP Server.
  • Download the following files to your HTTP Server folder:
  • Everything-HTTP.Server.Files.zip
  • Edit these files in the HTTP Server folder in your "Everything" installation folder.
  • Everything will load these files instead of the embedded HTTP server files.
  • Hold Shift and press the reload button to force your browser to refresh.

Change the default HTTP server page

To change the default HTTP server page:

  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the HTTP Server tab.
  • Set the Default page to your custom page.

Security

Every file and folder indexed by Everything can be searched and downloaded via the web server.


To disable file downloading:

  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the HTTP Server tab.
  • Uncheck allow file download.

Trouble shooting

How do I fix the Unable to start HTTP server: bind failed 10048 error?


There is already another service running on port 80.

Please try changing the Everything HTTP server port to another port.


To change the HTTP server port:

  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options
  • Click the HTTP server tab.
  • Change Listen on port to a new port, for example 81.
  • Click OK

Please make sure to specify this port when connecting to the web server with your web browser, for example:

http://localhost:81

See also


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