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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.

If you use Named instances and wish to uninstall, you will have to uninstall each instance separately with Everything.exe -uninstall -instance <Instance Name>


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


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