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Friday, April 3, 2009

Everything search engine

Everything search engine

Ever find yourself looking for an photo on your computer, and you just can't find it no matter how you search?

Check out this awesome little utility, Everything search engine!

It's SMOKING fast, super small (i.e. uses hardly any computer resources at all), it's FREE!

Here's some info from the FAQ on the Everything site.

1.1 What is "Everything"?

"Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. 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.

1.2 How long will it take to index my files?

"Everything" only uses file and folder names and generally takes a few seconds to build it's database. A fresh install of Windows XP SP2 (about 20,000 files) will take about 1 second to index. 1,000,000 files will take about 1 minute.

1.3 Does Everything search file contents?

No, "Everything" does not search file contents, only file and folder names.

1.4 Does "Everything" hog my system resources?

No, "Everything" uses very little system resources. A fresh install of Windows XP SP2 (about 20,000 files) will use about 3-5mb of ram and less than 1mb of disk space. 1,000,000 files will use about 45mb of ram and 5mb of disk space.

1.5 Does "Everything" monitor file system changes?

Yes, "Everything" does monitor file system changes. Your search windows will reflect changes made to the file system.

1.6 Is "Everything" free?

Yes, "Everything" is Freeware.

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