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EveryThing

Everything - light and fast indexed file search

Posted by ClifNotes, Oct 2008, permalink File Search

 

Last week, I mentioned a fast file search tool called SnowBird. While it's fast, it may not be nearly as fast as a search tool that indexes your hard drive. I don't like tools that are running constantly to achieve the indexing, but the "EveryThing" tool mentioned below looks like it may be a great compromise. It sounds like it will index the files but it may not have to run in the background non-stop. Below is a snippet from a short letter from one of the readers here.

 

Quote from Justine at UCSF:

 

It's a funny name for a program, but who cares when it's the best desktop search engine I've ever found? I've become desperately dependent on it. I'm no longer able to wait through pokey, and, as it turns out, usually incomplete Windows, or even Power Desk searches.

 

I don't understand why the world hasn't beaten a track to its door, why I haven't read anything about how it works (tho I can read about how Google works any day of the week) or why its author's name hasn't been entered in some cyber hall of fame.

 

Quote from the website

"Everything" is a search engine for Windows.

"Everything" replaces the windows search with a much faster one.

Unlike Windows search "Everything" initially displays every file and folder on your computer (hence the name "Everything").

You type in a search filter to limit what files and folders are displayed.

 

"Everything" only uses file and folder names and generally takes a few seconds to build it's database.

1,000,000 files will take about 1 minute.

http://www.voidtools.com/