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Everything. Locate files and folders by name instantly. Everything. Small installation file. Clean and simple user interface.

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  • Organizing 6 TB of random junk
    If you're on Windows, Everything ( will show you the contents of all connected drives. - Source: Reddit / 3 days ago
  • Things You Immediately Install On Your New PC Starter Pack
    Does anyone else use Everything from ? It is much better than Windows search and almost instant. - Source: Reddit / 21 days ago
  • Taking a filesystem/folder & subdirectories snapshot without contents
    If you're on Windows, you can use Everything for your search engine. You can export to CSV or TXT. - Source: Reddit / 22 days ago
  • Does Linux have an equivalent of MFT on NTFS in Windows?
    Does Linux have similar file change events, I think MacOS has fsevents you can hook into for instance? There's some other posts on Everything ( and the lack of anything similar for Linux. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • [Launcher] Failed to download problem
    I'm not a tech geek or anything, but I have an idea that might fix this. Use this program to search for every trace of minecraft by using keywords like "mojang" or "minecraft", then try downloading the minecraft installer again and see if it fixed the issue. Hope this helps! - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Windows keeps making a folder where I don't want it to
    For searching for files by name, you are better off using the "Everything" program at - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • I've seen a few variations of the new searchbox on the taskbar... I woke up to this one this morning and this is certainly my favorite so far.
    I don’t use Windows to search at all. I actually only found out today about the big search menu that comes out of it when someone here asked for a screenshot of it. I use “Everything” from — I’ve never seen anything that functions as well. Not even close, much less better. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Software/hardware to cache filenames & directories for instantaneous windows explorer browsing?
    Everything - will create a cache of all your drives and quickly update any change whenever you use it. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • What the f****? Windows app?
    If you have troubles like this in the future, I recommend you just install "everything" by voidtools ( ), its an indexed search for windows. Type in parts of the name of the file you're looking for as in "affinity 2 .exe" and it shows you all relevant files in your computer and you can instantly interact with them as you would with a regular explorer window (make shortcuts etc.). - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Problem with Windows search and file names w/o space in the name
    Forget about windows search, turn it off at the drive level. Get Everything. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • how to delete krnl completely
    Https:// I use this everything tool to delete any leftover files from my computer when I delete a program. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Unlock 144/240 FPS for Windows and Linux (Proton)
    I don't have the "Gameloft" folder in "Local" nor in "LocalLow". I also looked for it with Everything but still didn't find it. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • We cannot magically recover your account.
    Also I deleted anything related to jjsploit months ago using everything tool. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • I need a command or program to delete files older than a specified range
    There is a free search gui from that allows you to create really powerful searches. you can search by dc (date created) or dm (date modified). You can build regex searches and you can even run the tool as a service so that it can quickly keep everything updated. I literally use this tool daily for reasons like the one you posted (and many others). - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • What software do you miss from Windows & macOS?
    Everything (the program). Linux equivalents rely on reindexing the drives, but with Everything the instant a file was created/deleted/changed etc., Everything would update instantly. The only thing I ever saw that could be possibly its Linux equivalent was some Deepin thing that required a kernel module to be built. I honestly would've tried it, except it seems the components that used it were integrated into... - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • My Ulitimate Windows Utility List
    - Everything: File search that provides instant results of all your folders and files. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Database / Index tool for external and cold storage disks
    In addition, Everything is great for live indexing of Windows drives. You can also export your searches. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • How far it's fallen. Bring back my dog.
    If you’re not using Everything you’re missing out on life. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • What program or software do you have on your PC that you think everybody should have?
    Everything Search from - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Stop using spyware, just so you can play free Minecraft (Tlauncher)
    Download search everything from - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • I noticed my pc was getting slow, aaaaaand...
    Not just that. Wipe out the entire indexing tasks as well and install Everything instead. Never looked back. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Everything

6 Best Alfred App Alternatives for Windows to Be More Productive
If you are looking for the most powerful search engine, for your Windows machine, install Everything. It is a lightweight search app that is quick with a small footprint. Everything, as the name suggests, literally indexes every single file and folder on your computer within moments. What’s more? Results are displayed in real-time as you type making the search snappy. You will find things that you didn’t even know...

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