Everything

Searching

Use the search edit to type in a search.

Everything will display the results immediately.


Syntax

Operators

spaceAND
|OR
!NOT
< >Grouping
" "Search for an exact phrase

Wildcards

*Matches zero of more characters.
?Matches one character.

Wildcards match the whole filename. Disable Match whole filename when using wildcards to match wilcards anywhere in the filename.


Macros

quot:Literal double quote "
apos:Literal apostrophe '
amp:Literal ampersand &
lt:Literal less than <
gt:Literal greater than >
#<n>:Literal unicode character <n> in decimal.
#x<n>:Literal unicode character <n> in hexadecimal.
audio:Search for audio files.
zip:Search for compressed files.
doc:Search for document files.
exe:Search for executable files.
pic:Search for picture files.
video:Search for video files.

Modifiers

ascii:
utf8:
noascii:
Enable or disable fast ASCII case comparisons.
case:
nocase:
Match or ignore case.
diacritics:
nodiacritics:
Match or ignore accent marks.
file:
files:
nofileonly:
Match files only.
folder:
folders:
nofolderonly:
Match folders only.
path:
nopath:
Match the full path and file name or just the filename.
regex:
noregex:
Enable or disable regex.
wfn:
wholefilename:
nowfn:
nowholefilename:
Match the whole filename or match anywhere in the filename.
wholeword:
ww:
nowholeword:
noww:
Match whole words or match anywhere in the filename.
wildcards:
nowildcards:
Enable or disable wildcards.

Functions

album:<album>Search for the ID3 or FLAC album.
artist:<artist>Search for the ID3 or FLAC artist.
attrib:<attributes>
attributes:<attributes>
Search for files and folders with the specified file attributes.
bitdepth:<bitdepth>Find images with the specified bits per pixel.
child:<filename>Search for folders that contain a child file or folder with a matching filename.
childcount:<count>Search for folders that contain the specified number of subfolders and files.
childfilecount:<count>Search for folders that contain the specified number of files.
childfoldercount:<count>Search for folders that contain the specified number of subfolders.
comment:<comment>Search for the ID3 or FLAC comment.
content:
ansicontent:
utf8content:
utf16content:
utf16becontent:
Search file content.
count:<max>Limit the number of results to max.
dateaccessed:<date>
da:<date>
Search for files and folders with the specified date accessed.
datecreated:<date>
dc:<date>
Search for files and folders with the specified date created.
datemodified:<date>
dm:<date>
Search for files and folders with the specified date modified.
daterun:<date>
dr:<date>
Search for files and folders with the specified date run.
depth:<depth>
parents:<count>
Search for files and folders with the specified folder depth.
dimension:<width>x<height>Find images with the specified width and height.
dupe:
namepartdupe:
attribdupe:
dadupe:
dcdupe:
dmdupe:
sizedupe:
Search for duplicated files.
empty:Search for empty folders.
endwith:<text>Filenames (including extension) ending with text.
ext:<list>Search for files with a matching extension in the specified semi-colon delimited extension list.
filelist:<list>Search for a list of file names in the specified pipe (|) delimited file list.
filelistfilename:<filename>Search for files and folders belonging to the file list filename.
frn:<frnlist>Search for files and folders with the specified semi-colon delimited File Reference Numbers.
fsi:<index>Search for files and folders in the specified zero based internal file system index.
genre:<genre>Search for the ID3 or FLAC genre.
height:<height>Search for images with the specified height in pixels.
len:<length>Search for files and folders that match the specified filename length.
orientation:<type>Search for images with the specified orientation (landscape or portrait).
parent:<path>
infolder:<path>
nosubfolders:<path>
Search for files and folders in the specified path, excluding subfolders.
recentchange:<date>
rc:<date>
Search for files and folders with the specified recently changed date.
root:Search for files and folders with no parent folder.
runcount:<count>Search for files and folders with the specified run count.
shell:<name>Search for a known shell folder name, including subfolders and files.
size:<size>Search for files with the specified size in bytes.
startwith:<text>Search for filenames starting with text.
title:<title>Search for the ID3 or FLAC title.
type:<type>Search for files and folders with the specified type.
width:<width>Search for images with the specified width in pixels.

Function syntax

function:valueEqual to value.
function:<=valueLess than or equal to value.
function:<valueLess than value.
function:=valueEqual to value.
function:>valueGreater than value.
function:>=valueGreater than or equal to value.
function:start..endIs in the range of values from start to end.
function:start-endIs in the range of values from start to end.

Size Syntax:

size[kb|mb|gb]


Size Constants:

empty
tiny0 KB < size <= 10 KB
small10 KB < size <= 100 KB
medium100 KB < size <= 1 MB
large1 MB < size <= 16 MB
huge16 MB < size <= 128 MB
giganticsize > 128 MB
unknown

Date Syntax:

year

month/year or year/month depending on locale settings

day/month/year, month/day/year or year/month/day depending on locale settings


Date Constants:

today

yesterday

<last|past|prev|current|this|coming|next><year|month|week>

<last|past|prev|coming|next><x><years|months|weeks>

<last|past|prev|coming|next><x><hours|minutes|mins|seconds|secs>

january|february|march|april|may|june|july|august|september|october|november|december

jan|feb|mar|apr|may|jun|jul|aug|sep|oct|nov|dec

sunday|monday|tuesday|wednesday|thursday|friday|saturday

sun|mon|tue|wed|thu|fri|sat

unknown


Attribute Constants:

AArchive
CCompressed
DDirectory
EEncrypted
HHidden
INot content indexed
LReparse point
NNormal
OOffline
PSparse file
RRead only
SSystem
TTemporary
VDevice

Search options

Search options can be toggled from the Search menu.


Enabled search options are displayed in the right of the status bar. Double click the status bar part to disable the search option. Right click the status bar to show a list of search options.


Match Case

Match or ignore case.


Match Whole Words

Match whole words or allow the match to occur any where in the filename.


Match Path

match against the full path and filename or just the filename.


Match Diacritics.

Match or ignore accent marks.


Enable Regex

Enable or disable regular expressions.


Everything

Audio

Compressed

Document

Executable

Folder

Picture

Video

Match the specified type only. See Filters for more information.


Everything Advanced Search


Use the Everything advanced search to help build a more complex search.


To show the advanced search dialog:

  • In "Everything", from the Search menu, click Advanced Search.



Requires Everything 1.4

Content Searching

Warning: content searching is extremely slow.

File content is not indexed.


Please combine content: functions with other filters for the best performance.


Content search functions:

content:<text>Search file content using the associated iFilter. If no iFilter exists UTF-8 content is used.
ansicontent:<text>File contents are treated as ANSI text.
utf8content:<text>File contents are treated as UTF-8 text.
utf16content:<text>File contents are treated as UTF-16 (Unicode) text.
utf16becontent:<text>File contents are treated as UTF-16 (Big Endian) text.

Example, find emails, modified this week, containing the text "keyboard":

*.eml dm:thisweek content:keyboard

* Note: content: is used last in the search above, this means Everything will only search the content of files that matched the previous search *.eml dm:thisweek


Requires Everything 1.4

ID3 Tags

The following search functions can be used to search for ID3 tags and FLAC tags:

track:<track>Track number or track range.
year:<year>Tear or year range.
title:<title>Song title.
artist:<artist>Song Artist.
album:<album>Album name.
comment:<comment>Track comment.
genre:<genre>Track genre.

ID3v1 is fully supported.

ID3v2, ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 are loosely supported.


ID3 tags and FLAC tags are not indexed. Searching for ID3 tags and FLAC tags is slow, combine with other searches for the best performance.

Only ID3 tags in mp3 files are currently supported.


Examples:

year:2002..2005
genre:electronic
regex:album:^[a-n]
wildcards:title:red*
track:>10
year:>=2000

Requires Everything 1.4

Image information

The following functions can be used to search for image dimensions

width:<width>The width of the image in pixels.
height:<height>The height of the image in pixels.
dimensions:<width>x<height>The width and height of the image in pixels. Use a x to separate the width and height.
orientation:<type><type> can landscape or portrait.
bitdepth:<bitdepth>Find images with the specified bits per pixel..

Image information is not indexed. Searching for image information is slow, combine with other searches for the best performance.

Only jpg, png, gif and bmp files are supported.


Examples:

width:>2560
width:800..1920
height:600..1080
dimensions:800x600..1920x1080

Requires Everything 1.4

Duplicated Files

The following functions can be used to search for duplicated files.

dupe:Find files and folders with the same filename.
attribdupe:Find files and folders with the same attributes. Sort by attributes for the best results.
dadupe:Find files and folders with the same date accessed. Sort by date accessed for the best results.
dcdupe:Find files and folders with the same date created. Sort by date created for the best results.
dmdupe:Find files and folders with the same date modified. Sort by date modified for the best results.
namepartdupe:Find files and folders with the same name part (excluding extension).
sizedupe:Find files and folders with the same size. Sort by size for the best results.

Duplicates are found in the ENTIRE index, not the current results.

Search and sort results by the same dupe type for the best results.


Everything does not check file contents. Use the dupe finding functions as a guide only.


Examples:

dupe: .mp4
size:>1gb sizedupe:

Requires Everything 1.4

Filters

Filters are predefined searches. Only one filter can be active at a time. Filters can be toggled from the Search menu.


To create a new filter from the current search:

  • In Everything, from the Search menu, click Add to filters....

  • Type in a Name.

  • Click OK.


To edit an existing filter:

  • In Everything, from the Search menu, click Organize filters....

  • Select a filter.

  • Click Edit.


Bookmarks

Bookmarks can save the current search, filter, sort and index.


To create a new bookmark from the current search:

  • In Everything, from the Bookmarks menu, click Add to bookmarks....

  • Type in a Name.

  • Click OK.


To organize bookmarks:

  • In Everything, from the Bookmarks menu, click Organize bookmarks....


The home search is the default search when you first open an Everything search window.

The home search can be opened by pressing Alt + Home.


To change the home search settings:

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

  • Click the '''Home''' tab.

  • Set the desired search, search options, sort order and view options.

  • Click OK.


Macros

Custom macros can be defined by filters and bookmarks.


To create a custom filter macro:

  • Create a new filter or edit an existing one.

  • Type in a macro name, for example:

    foo
  • Click OK.

  • Click OK.

  • Searching for foo: will now be replaced by the filter's search.


Regex

Regex overrides the search syntax. Search operators, wildcards, macros, modifiers and functions do not work in regex mode.

Regex must be enabled from the Search menu or prefix the search with regex:


a|bMatches a or b
gr(a|e)yMatches gray or grey
.Matches any single character
[abc]Matches a single character a, b or c
[^abc]Matches any single character except a, b or c
[a-z]Matches a single charactor in the range a to z
[a-zA-Z]Matches a single charactor in the range a to z or A to Z
^Matches the start of the filename
$Matches the end of the filename
*Matches the preceding element zero or more times
?Matches the preceding element zero or one times
+Matches the preceding element one or more times
{x}Matches the preceding element x times
{x,}Matches the preceding element x or more times
{x,y}Matches the preceding element between x and y times

Search Commands

The following search commands are special searches that can be activated by typing in the search and pressing ENTER.


SearchAction
about:Show the About dialog.
about:configOpen your Everything.ini
about:creditsShow the Everything credits dialog.
about:homeOpen the home search.
about:licence
about:license
Show the Everything licence agreement.
about:options
about:preferences
Show the Everything options.
/closeClose the Everything search window.
/closeallClose all Everything search windows.
/command <id>Run the specified command ID.
/config_saveShow a save as dialog to backup the Everything.ini.
/config_save <filename>Backup the Everything.ini to the specified filename.
/config_loadShow a open file dialog to load the Everything.ini.
/config_load <filename>Load the Everything.ini from the specified filename.
/debug
/console
Enable debug mode.
/debug_logEnable debug mode and start debug logging.
/helpShow the help window.
/monitor_pauseStops NTFS, ReFS, file lists and folder monitors. Monitors are not started again until specified with /monitor_resume.
/monitor_resumeStarts NTFS, ReFS, file lists and folder monitors.
/quit
/exit
Exit Everything
/rebuild
/reindex
Force a rebuild
/restartRestart Everything
/verboseEnable verbose debugging.
/updateUpdate all folder indexes now.
/update <folder index>Update the specifed folder index by path now.
/<ini option>Show the current setting for the specified ini option in the statusbar. Use the TAB key to auto complete.
/<ini option>=<value>Set the specified ini option to the specified value. The new value is shown in the status bar if successful.

For example, to change the status bar selected item format to full path and filename, type in the following search and press ENTER:

/statusbar_selected_item_format=$f

Changing some ini options will require a restart.


To change the / prefix to another character or string, type in the following search and press ENTER:

/search_command_prefix=<command prefix>

where <command prefix> is the new command prefix.


For example, to change the command prefix to >, type in the following search and press ENTER:

/search_command_prefix=>

To restore the command prefix to the default /, type in the following search and press ENTER:

/search_command_prefix=/

Examples


Search for ABC and 123:

ABC 123

Search for ABC or 123:

ABC|123

Search for everything except ABC:

!ABC

Search for uppercase ABC

case:ABC

Search for mp3 files:

*.mp3

Search for mp3 files on the D: or E: drive:

d:|e: *.mp3

Search for jpg or png files on the D: drive:

d: *.jpg|*.png

Search for files or folders with no extension:

!.

Search for files only:

file:

Search for folders only:

folder:

Limit the search to a single folder:

parent:c:\windows

Find files larger than 1MB:

size:>1mb

Instantly find files that have changed today:

dm:today

Requires Everything 1.4

Find files and folders created this week:

dc:thisweek

Find files and folders created from the 1st August 2014 to 31st August 2014:

dc:1/8/2014-31/8/2014

or:

dc:8/1/2014-8/31/2014

Depending on your locale settings.


Find folders in D:\music that do not contain an mp3 file:

d:\music\ !child:mp3

Find filenames with non-ASCII characters:

regex:[^\x00-\x7f]

Requires Everything 1.4

See also


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