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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 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 nameDescription
nameSort by Name.
pathSort by Path.
date_modified Sort by Date Modified.
sizeSort by Size.

ascending

sort by ascending order if value is nonzero


Default html query strings values:

KeyValue
search
offset0
count32
json0
case0
wholeword0
path0
regex0
diacritics0
sortname
ascending1

Default JSON object query strings values:

KeyValue
search
offset0
count4294967295
json1
case0
wholeword0
path0
regex0
diacritics0
path_column0
size_column0
date_modified_column0
date_created_column0
attributes_column0
sortname
ascending1

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.


Custom strings

To customize the builtin HTTP server strings:

  • Download the HTTP server strings template: http_server_strings.zip

  • Extract the http_server_strings.ini file to: %APPDATA%\Everything\HTTP server

  • Make any changes to your http_server_strings.ini

  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:

    /http_server_strings=C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Everything\HTTP Server\http_server_strings.ini

    where <user> is your username.

  • Restart the HTTP Server:

    • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.

    • Click the HTTP Server tab.

    • Uncheck Enable HTTP Server.

    • Click Apply.

    • Check Enable HTTP Server.

    • Click OK.


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.


See Disable HTTP Server to remove the HTTP server options and prevent the HTTP server from starting.


Disable HTTP Server

To disable the HTTP server:

  • Exit Everything (right click the Everything system tray icon and click Exit)

  • Open your Everything.ini in the same location as your Everything.exe

  • Change the following line:

    allow_http_server=1

    to:

    allow_http_server=0
  • Save changes and restart Everything.


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 8080.

  • Click OK


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

http://localhost:8080

See also


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