Uninstalling Everything

An uninstaller is created when Everything is installed.

To completely uninstall Everything with the uninstaller:

  • From the Control panel, open Programs and Features.
  • Right click Everything.
  • Select Uninstall/Change
  • Select the language of the uninstaller if the multilingual installer was used to install Everything.
  • Click Uninstall.

To completely uninstall the portable version of Everything:

  • From a command prompt, run:
  • Everything.exe -uninstall
  • Delete Everything.exe.

System modifications

The follow settings modify the system:

  • Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything
  • Start Everything on system startup
  • Everything service
  • Show shell context menus
  • Start menu shortcuts
  • Desktop shortcuts
  • Quick Launch shortcuts
  • URL protocol
  • EFU file association.

To change these settings:

  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab.

All system modifications made by Everything are removed when Everything is uninstalled.

Files created by Everything

Everything may create the following files in %APPDATA%\Everything:

  • Everything.db
  • Everything.db.tmp
  • Everything.ini
  • Everything.ini.tmp
  • Errorlog.txt
  • Bookmarks.csv
  • Bookmarks.csv.tmp
  • Filters.csv
  • Filters.csv.tmp
  • Search History.csv
  • Search History.csv.tmp
  • Run History.csv
  • Run History.csv.tmp
  • Logs\HTTP_Server_Log.txt
  • Logs\ETP_Server_Log.txt

These files are deleted when Everything is uninstalled.

If Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything is disabled, these files are stored in the same location as Everything.exe.

These files have different filenames if Multiple Instances is used.

Manual uninstall

  • Make sure Everything and the Everything service is not running.
  • Delete the folder C:\Program Files\Everything
  • Delete the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Everything
  • Delete the folder %APPDATA%\Everything
  • Delete the registry value Everything in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • Delete the registry value Everything in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • Delete the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Everything
  • Delete the registry key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Search Everything...
  • Delete the folder %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Everything
  • Delete the folder %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Everything
  • Delete the shortcut %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\Search Everything.lnk
  • Delete the shortcut %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Search Everything.lnk
  • Delete the registry key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ES
  • Delete the registry key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.efu
  • Delete the registry key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Everything.FileList
  • Delete the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Everything
  • Delete the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Everything

See also

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