Everything

Options

The Everything Options contains settings that modify the system or Everything.


To open the Everything Options window:

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

Select one of the "tabs" below:

General

Everything Options General


Contains settings for configuring the installation of Everything.


Language

Selects the language used for displaying text in Everything. If set to User Default the language is determined by the current users language for displaying text, (User Default) is displayed next to this language in the language selection combo.

Click the download button to the right of languages to open the download page for the Everything language pack in your web browser.

Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything

Choose the location for storing settings and data. If enabled, settings and data are stored in %APPDATA%\Everything. If disabled, settings and data are stored in the same location as the Everything.exe.

This option is enabled in the installer by default and disabled in the portable version by default. Changing this setting will overwrite any existing settings.

Check for updates on startup

Check www.voidtools.com for Everything updates when starting Everything.

To include beta updates, see Beta updates.

Start Everything on system startup

Start Everything when Windows starts. When Everything starts from Windows startup, the tray icon is shown and the database is loaded and updated, no Everything search window is shown.

Run as administrator

If enabled and Everything is run with limited priveges, Everything will relaunch with administrative privileges. The Everything service is not required when enabling this option. When dislabing this option you must manually restart Everything. When enabled, applications run from Everything will also run as administrator.

Everything service

Install the Everything service. The Everything service will allow the Everything search window to read and monitor the USN Journal on all NTFS volumes. Enabling this will allow Everything to run as a standard user.

Service port

The port the service will listen on.

Show folder context menus

Add the Search Everything... item to folder context menus. The folder context menu is displayed when you right click a folder in Windows. Clicking on the folder context menu item Search Everything... will launch Everything and populate the search with the selected folder.

Start menu shortcuts

Add Search Everything shortcut (and Uninstall Everything shortcut if uninstall.exe is present) to the start menu under Programs \ Everything.

Desktop shortcut

Add Search Everything shortcut to the Desktop.

Quick launch shortcut

Add Search Everything shortcut to the Quick launch toolbar.

To show the Quick Launch toolbar in Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8:

  • Right click an empty spot on the taskbar.
  • From the Toolbars submenu, click New toolbar...
  • type in:
  • %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
    
  • Click Select Folder.
URL protocol

Open Everything from es: urls.

For example, when clicking on es:abc123 Everything will launch and populate the search with abc123.

EFU file association

Open EFU files with Everything. EFU files are Everything file lists, for more information please see File Lists.

UI

Everything Options UI


Contains settings for configuring the user interace.


Run in background

Keep Everything running in the background when all search windows are closed. If disabled and all search windows are closed, Everything will exit completely.

Show tray icon

Show the Everything tray icon.

Single click tray

If enabled, Everything will open from the tray icon with a single mouse click. If disabled, Everything will open from the tray icon with a double click.

Create a new window from the system tray

If enabled, always create a new search window from the system tray. If disabled, opening the search window from the tray will show an existing search window before creating a new search window.

Create a new window when running Everything

If enabled, always create a new search window when running Everything.exe or an Everything shortcut. If disabled, running Everything.exe or an Everything shortcut will show an existing search window before creating a new search window.

Snap to desktop edges at 10 pixels

When moving the Everything search window, Snap it to the desktop edges.

Search as you type

If enabled, each keystroke you press will update the search results. If disable, you must press enter to update the search results.

Select search on mouse click

Select all the search edit text when the search edit gains focus from a mouse click.

Focus search on activate

Focus the search edit, when Everything is activated from alt + tab or clicking on an Everything search window with the mouse.

Home

Everything Options Home


Contains settings for configuring the first search when a new Everything search window is shown.


Match case

The default match case setting. If set to use last value, the match case setting will be restored from the previously closed Everything search window.

Match whole word

The default match whole word setting. If set to use last value, the match whole word setting will be restored from the previously closed Everything search window.

Match path

The default match path setting. If set to use last value, the match path setting will be restored from the previously closed Everything search window.

Match diacritics

The default match diacritics setting. If set to use last value, the match diacritics setting will be restored from the previously closed Everything search window.

Match Regex

The default match regex setting. If set to use last value, the match regex setting will be restored from the previously closed Everything search window.

Search 

The default search. If set to use last value, the search will be restored from the previously closed Everything search window. Set to custom to define your own default search.

Filter

The default filter. If set to use last value, the filter will be restored from the previously closed Everything search window.

Sort

The default sort. If set to use last value, the sort will be restored from the previously closed Everything search window if it was a fast sort. A fast sort is a sort by name, run count, date run or date recent changed.

To always keep the sort, see Always keep sort.

Index

The default index. If set to use last value, the index will be restored from the previously closed Everything search window.

File list

The filename of the file list when the index is set to a file list.

ETP server

The username, password, host and port of the ETP server when the index is set to a ETP server.

Link type

The link type of the ETP server when the index is set to an ETP server.

Search

Everything Options Search


Contains settings for configuring the search.


Fast ASCII search

Use single byte comparisons for lower case ASCII characters. Enabling this will greatly improve searching performance when match diacritics is enabled. Disable this to allow Turkish I with dot to match lowercase i.

Match path when a search term contains a path separator

Match the full path and filename when a search term contains a backslash (\). Disable this to find files with backslashes in the filename.

Match whole filename when using wildcards

If enabled, using wildcards must match the entire filename. If disabled, wildcard matches can be found anywhere in the filename.

Allow literal operators

Allow AND, OR and NOT as operators. Can cause issues when searching for filenames with the text AND, OR or NOT.

Allow round bracket grouping

Allow ( and ) for grouping operators. Can cause issues when searching for filenames with the text ( and ).

Expand environment variables

Expand environment variables inside % quotes. For example: %APPDATA% will expand to C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming. Can cause issues when searching for filenames with the text %.

Replace forward slashes with backslashes

Forward slashes (/) are replaced with backslashes (\). Can cause issues when searching for filenames with the text /. File lists can contain URLs with forward slashes (/).

Results

Everything Options Results


Contains settings for configuring the result list.


Hide results when the search is empty

The results are not shown until you type in a search.

Clear selection on search

Clear the selection each time the search changes. Disable to preserve the selection between searches.

Close window on execute

The Everything search window is closed immediately after opening an item.

Open path with double click

Paths in the path column can be opened with a double click.

Auto scroll view

Periodically scroll the result list when the mouse is dragged outside the visible area.

Double quote copy as path

Include double quotes when copying filenames to the clipboard.

Do not select extension when renaming

Enable to select the file part only, excluding the extension when renaming a file.

Sort date descending first

When sorting by date, display newest dates first.

Sort size descending first

When sorting by size, display the largest files first.

Result list focus

Can be one of the following:

Value Description
Clamp The result list focus will be clamped to the top and bottom items.
Repeat The result list focus will wrap around the top and bottom items.
Repeat with search The result list focus will wrap around the top and bottom items to the search edit.
Load icon priority

The thread priority for loading icons.

Load extended information priority

The thread priority for loading file dates, sizes and attributes.

View

Everything Options View


Contains settings for configuring the view.


Double buffer

Use an offscreen buffer when rendering the result list. Enable to avoid flickering when rendering. Disable to draw directly to the screen.

Alternate row color

Show odd and even rows in a different color.

Show row mouseover

Show the row the mouse is currently over in a different color.

Show highlighted search terms

Show highlighted search terms. Highlighted search terms are not shown when regex is enabled or when a search contains a RTL character.

Show highlighted search terms

Show highlighted search terms.

Show selected item in status bar

Show the full path and filename of the selected file in the status bar.

Show the result count with the selection count

Show the total number of results with the selection count in the status bar.

Show tooltips

Show helpful tooltips in the Everything Options window.

Update display immediately after scrolling

Force the display to update immediately after it is scrolled. Enabling this can cause performance issues for mice with high refresh rates.

Size format

The size format. Can be one of the following values:

Value Description
Auto Use the best format depending on the size.
Bytes Always display sizes in bytes.
KB Always display sizes in KB.
Selection rectangle

The selection rectangle display type. Can be one of the following values:

Value Description
Use system default. Use the same setting as Windows Explorer.
Translucent mask Show a transparent selection mask. Translucency and color can be customized.
XOR mask Display every other pixel as an inverted pixel.

Context Menu

Everything Options Context Menu


Contains settings for configuring the context menu. The context menu is displayed when right clicking a file or folder in the Everything result list.


Show this item
Show this item when the Shift key is down
Do not show this item

Choose the visibility of this context menu item.

Command

The command for the selected context menu item.

See Customizing for more information.

Fonts and Colors

Everything Options Fonts And Colors


Contains settings for configuring the font and colors in Everything.


Font
Size

The result list font family and size. Use (Default) to use the same settings as the Windows icon font.

To customize other fonts, please see Everything.ini.

Foreground color

The text color for the selected item. Select a custom color by clicking on the color button.

Background color

The background color for the selected item. Select a custom color by clicking on the color button.

Font style

The font style. Can be bold or normal.

Keyboard

Everything Options Keyboard


Containts settings for configuring keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys.


New window hotkey
Show window hotkey
Toggle window hotkey

New window will always show a new Everything search window. Show window will show an existing window if one exists, otherwise a new search window is created. Toggle window will hide any existing window that is in the foreground, otherwise an existing window is shown if one exists, otherwise a new search window is created.

Press a new keyboard shortcut to set the hotkey.

Show commands containing

Type in a search to filter the command list by name.

Shorcuts for the selected command

To add a new keyboard shortcut to the selected command or edit an existing keyboard shortcut for the selected command:

  • Click Add... or Edit...
  • Choose a location to use the shortcut. Can be one of the following values:
  • Value Description
    Global The shortcut can be used anywhere in Everything.
    Search Edit The shortcut can only be used in the search edit.
    Result List The shortcut can only be used in the result list.
  • Press a new shortcut key for shortcut key.
  • Take note of the shortcut key currently used by list, These existing keyboard shortcuts will be removed when clicking OK.
  • Click OK.

To remove a keyboard shortcut:

  • Select the keyboard shortcut in shortcuts for the selected command.
  • Click Remove.

History

Everything Options History


Contains settings for configuring search history and run history.


Enable search history

Remember search history. A search is added to the search history when you press enter from the search edit or when you act on a file or folder in the result list. Disabling search history does not clear the search history. Click Clear Now to permanently delete search history.

Press Ctrl + Space to complete a search using the search history, if there's more than one way to complete the search a suggestion list is shown.

Press the drop down arrow on the right to show search suggestions.

Keep search history for 90 days

Specify the number of days to keep search history. When the search history is loaded, searches that occured longer than the specified number of days will be removed.

Always show search suggestions

Show the suggestion list after every change to the search.

Consider disabling Search as you type.

See Everything.ini for more options.

Enable run history

Remember the number of times each file or folder has been run. When you execute an item in the result list, its run count is incremented by one. You can set the run count for an item in the result list by right clicking it and selecting Set run count.... Disabling run history will not delete run history. Click Clear Now to permanently delete run history.

Press enter from the search edit will focus the result with the highest run count.

Results can be sorted by run count.

See runcount: and daterun: to search run history.

Keep run history for 90 days

Specify the number of days to keep run history. When the run history is loaded, searches that occured longer than the specified number of days will be removed.

Indexes

Everything Options Indexes


Contains settings for configuring the indexes.


Database location

Override the default location for the database. The default location is:

%APPDATA%\Everything

If Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything is disabled, the database location is the same as the Everything.exe location.

Click Browse... to browse for a database location.

Multi-user database filename

Normally Everything uses the filename Everything.db for the database. If enabled Everything will use the unique filename Everything.<ComputerName>.<UserName>.db. This might be useful when using the portable version of Everything on a thumb drive on different computers.

Compress database

Compress the database with Bzip 2. Can improve loading performance on slow hard drives at the cost of higher CPU usage when loading and saving.

Force Rebuild

Rebuild the Everything.db database.

NTFS

Everything Options NTFS


Contains settings for configuring NTFS volumes and NTFS indexing.


Auto include new fixed volumes

Automatically include new fixed volumes in Everything.

Auto include new removable volumes

Automatically include new removable volumes in Everything.

Everything must rebuild the database when a volume path, volume guid, the USN Journal ID changes or the volume goes offline.

See the Everything.ini option keep_missing_indexes to keep offline volumes in the index.

Enable USN Journal

Enable USN Journal logging on the selected NTFS volume. Everything uses the USN Change journal to index and monitor changes to NTFS volumes.

Maximum size

Set the maximum size of the USN Journal in KB. If Everything is rebuilding the database after restarting Windows, try increasing this size to at least 32768 KB.

If the journal grows larger than this value it is truncated by removing the specified allocation delta from the begining of the log.

Allocation delta

Specify how much is removed from the start of the USN Journal in bytes when it has reached its maximum size.

Include in database

Include this NTFS volume in the Everything index.

Include USN Journal in recent changes

Load the entire USN Journal for this volume into the recent changes list. See Recent changes for more information.

Include only

Semi-colon delimited list of folders to include on this NTFS volume. Leave empty to include all folders.

Monitor changes

Keep the NTFS index of this NTFS volume up to date.

ReFS

Everything Options ReFS


Contains settings for configuring ReFS volumes and ReFS indexing.

Requires Everything 1.4 or later.


Auto include new fixed volumes

Automatically include new fixed volumes in Everything.

Auto include new removable volumes

Automatically include new removable volumes in Everything.

Everything must rebuild the database when a volume path, volume guid, the USN Journal ID changes or the volume goes offline.

See the Everything.ini option keep_missing_indexes to keep offline volumes in the index.

Enable USN Journal

Enable USN Journal logging on the selected ReFS volume. Everything uses the USN Change journal to index and monitor changes to ReFS volumes.

Maximum size

Set the maximum size of the USN Journal in KB. If Everything is rebuilding the database after restarting Windows, try increasing this size to at least 32768 KB.

If the journal grows larger than this value it is truncated by removing the specified allocation delta from the begining of the log.

Allocation delta

Specify how much is removed from the start of the USN Journal in bytes when it has reached its maximum size.

Include in database

Include this ReFS volume in the Everything index.

Include USN Journal in recent changes

Load the entire USN Journal for this volume into the recent changes list. See Recent changes for more information.

Include only

Semi-colon delimited list of folders to include on this ReFS volume. Leave empty to include all folders.

Monitor changes

Keep the ReFS index of this ReFS volume up to date.

Folders

Everything Options Folders


Contains settings for configuring folder indexes.


Folders

The list of folders to include in the Everything index. Can be used to index Window shares, NAS, CDRoms, DVDRoms, Fat and Fat32 volumes.

To add a folder to the list, click Add....

To remove a folder from the list click Remove....

To update a folder in the list now, click Update Now.

To update all folders in the list now, click Update All Now

Attempt to monitor changes

Attempt to monitor changes to the selected folder.

Update

Choose an option for when to update the selected folder.

File Lists

Everything Options File Lists


Contains settings for configuring file lists indexes.

For more information, please see File Lists


File lists

The list of file lists to include in the Everything index.

To add a file list to the list, click Add....

To remove a file list from the list, click Remove.


Click the File List Editor button to open the file lists editor.

The file list editor can create a new file list or edit an existing one.

For more information see File Lists

Exclude

Everything Options Exclude


Contains settings for exclude files and folders from the index.


Exclude hidden files and folders

Exclude files and folders that have the hidden attribute set.

Exclude system files and folders

Exclude files and folders that have the system attribute set.

Exclude folders

A list of folders to exclude from the index.

To add a folder to the list, click Add Folder....

To add a wildcard filter to the list, click Add Filter....

To remove a folder or filter from the list, click Remove.


For example, to exclude the windows folders:

  • Click Add Folder....
  • Type in:
  • C:\Windows
    
  • Click OK.
  • Include only files

    A semi-colon delimited wildcard filter list of files to include. Leave empty to include all files.

    For example, include only mp3 and mkv files:

    *.mp3;*.mkv
    
    Exclude files

    A semi-colon delimited wildcard filter list of files to exclude. Leave empty to include all files.

    For example, exclude db files

    *.db
    

    ETP/FTP Server

    Everything Options ETP/FTP Server


    Contains settings for configuring a ETP/FTP server to access your files remotely from Everything or a FTP client. For more information see ETP/FTP Server.


    Enable ETP/FTP server

    Enable the ETP/FTP server.

    Bind to interfaces

    Bind the listening socket to the specified interfaces. Use 127.0.0.1 to bind to the loopback adaptor. Only local connections can be made to the loopback adaptor. Leave empty to bind to all interfaces.

    Listen on port

    Set the listening socket port. The ETP/FTP client must also connect on this port.

    Username

    The ETP/FTP username. The user must enter the correct username and password before performing an action. Leave empty to ignore the username. The username is sent as raw text.

    Password

    The ETP/FTP password. The user must enter the correct username and password before performing an action. Leave empty to ignore the password. The password is sent as raw text.

    Enable logging

    Log all ETP/FTP events to a log file.

    Log file

    The filename of the log file. Click Select to choose the log filename.

    Maximum size

    The maximum size of the log file in KB. The log file is trimmed from the start when it is larger than this size.

    Allow file download

    Allow files to be downloaded from the ETP/FTP server. Disable to only allow browsing.


    Use multiple instances to create an ETP/FTP server with a custom index.


    HTTP Server

    Everything Options HTTP Server


    Contains settings for configuring a HTTP server to access your files remotely from a web browser. For more information see HTTP Server.


    Enable HTTP server

    Enable the HTTP server.

    Bind to interfaces

    Bind the listening socket to the specified interfaces. Use 127.0.0.1 to bind to the loopback adaptor. Only local connections can be made to the loopback adaptor. Leave empty to bind to all interfaces.

    Listen on port

    Set the listening socket port. The web browser must also connect on this port.

    Username

    The HTTP username. The user must enter the correct username and password before performing an action. Leave empty to ignore the username. The username is sent as raw text.

    Password

    The HTTP password. The user must enter the correct username and password before performing an action. Leave empty to ignore the password. The password is sent as raw text.

    Enable logging

    Log all HTTP events to a log file.

    Log file

    The filename of the log file. Click Select to choose the log filename.

    Maximum size

    The maximum size of the log file in KB. The log file is trimmed from the start when it is larger than this size.

    Serve pages from

    Select the folder to load HTTP files from. These files are not required to be in the index. Leave empty to server files from %APPDATA%\Everything\HTTP Server.

    Default page

    Select the default page. Leave blank to show a list of volumes.

    Allow file download

    Allow files to be downloaded from the HTTP server. Disable to only allow browsing.


    Use multiple instances to create an HTTP server with a custom index.


    Backup

    To make a backup of the Everything settings, backup the file:

    %APPDATA%\Everything\Everything.ini
    

    If Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything is disabled, the Everything.ini file is in the same location as the Everything.exe.

    Restore

    To restore the Everything settings, make sure Everything is not running and copy the Everything.ini backup to:

    %APPDATA%\Everything
    

    If Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything is disabled, then copy the Everything.ini backup to the same location as the Everything.exe.

    Load defaults

    Click the Restore defaults button in the bottom right to load the defaults for the current page.

    To reset all settings to their default values, see Everything.ini

    See also


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