Everything

Search History

Search history is a list of all your previous searches.

Search history is disabled by default.

When search history is enabled, you can list search suggestions by pressing Ctrl + Space in the search edit.

How do I enable search history?

Search history is disabled by default, to enable search history:

  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the History tab.
  • Check Enable search history.
  • Click OK.

How do I show a list of search suggestions?

Press Ctrl + Space to display the list of search suggestions.


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Disable search as you type to always show suggestions:

  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the UI tab.
  • Uncheck Search as you type.
  • Click OK.

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Always show search suggestions:

  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the History tab.
  • Check Always show search suggestions.
  • Click OK.

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Click the down arrow on the right side the search edit.

How do I add a search to the search history?

Press Enter from the search edit or perform an action on a result.

Where is the search history saved?

Search history is saved to:

%APPDATA%\Everything\Search History.csv

If Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything is disabled, the Search History.csv is stored in the same location as Everything.exe.


This file is updated when closing the Everything Search window.

How do I clear my search history?

  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the History tab.
  • In the Search History group box, click Clear Now.
  • Click OK to clear.
  • Click OK.

Browsing Search History

Previous searches can be shown from clicking on the dropdown button to the right of the search box.


With Everything 1.4 you can now browse and edit your entire search history (if enabled).


To browse and edit your Search History:

  • In "Everything", from the View menu, from the Goto menu, click Show All History.

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