Although the various versions of the Windows operating system have a File search function , when we are in a hurry to find a particular file, we can get desperate because it takes too long to offer results. To make matters worse, famous alternatives like Google Desktop don't convince users, so we have to look at third-party programs.
Fortunately, some in this field are good, providing a user experience up to expectations and doing so without consuming too many system resources. They can also be used on older computers. This is the case of the software we will analyze below: Everything.
How it works
As we were anticipating, Everything is a system that comes in some way to revolutionize the search for specific contents within computers with the Windows operating system since it has many advantages not only concerning these proposals from Microsoft and Google but also concerning other of its competitors.
This platform works in such a way that it is in charge of locating in just a few seconds any element you are looking for inside your PC, whatever is stored inside the hard disk. However, you should remember that it works with NTFS volumes, so it will not be applicable if you look for solutions for other types of volumes.
Beyond that, it is all good news since it allows us to customize the searches to the maximum by using masks to classify the results, avoiding having to review each stored file. In addition, as it incorporates a real-time update mechanism of the changes made to the file system, it ensures that searches are always on the current files.
Another feature that has pleasantly surprised us about this program is the inclusion of an HTTP server, which allows us to perform remote searches from any computer on a local network. While this may not be appreciated by home users, especially in business or office environments, it can be the difference between a lost morning and a minor incident.
And once you have on screen all the files in question that are part of the indexing of this software, you can also manage them, for example, by exporting them in a TXT format file to consult it later from anywhere or share it with whomever you want.
It is indeed missing some additional filters for searches. Still, the truth is that although we have to review more results than we would like, it is such a difference in the time it takes to display the files that, anyway, it is still business to use this platform instead of the Search of Windows.
Keep in mind
As for the Everything interface, we can say that it is as simple and minimalist as the program since we only find a Search box and a central panel within which we will see all the results that appear. This is also important considering the minimal system resource consumption, which means we can install the application on modern or old computers without noticing the difference.
If we have to point out some of the main positive aspects of this program, we will have to talk without any doubt about the incredible speed with which it can index the contents of our computer, as well as assimilate the changes that occur in the files. Its great virtue is the speed with which it displays the search results, although its low resource consumption should not be overlooked.
The worst thing
Although there are not many reasons we could advise against using this application for specific users, it is true that, in some cases, the absence of search filters can be a bit annoying. In any case, as we said before, it is still an alternative to consider most of the time if we have enough data to launch a specific search request.
In general terms, we believe that Everything is a program that should not lose sight of those users who, at least a couple of times, have found themselves frustrated in front of the computer waiting for the Search for Windows to work. Suppose you somehow feel represented by this situation. In that case, you have one of the few applications capable of offering you a cataract of the results of files from your computer in the shortest possible time.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Everything downloadable for Windows 10?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows 10.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of Everything.
As for Windows 64-bit, this software is compatible with:
Windows 11 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit.
Here you can download the 64-bit version of Everything.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, it is compatible with Windows 64-bit, in the following link you can download the 64-bit version.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install Everything on your PC, you have to download the Everything-184.108.40.2069.x86-Setup.exe file to your Windows and install it.
If you want to install the 64-bit version, you will need to download the Everything-220.127.116.119.x64-Setup.exe file and install it on your Windows.
- Which version of the program am I going to download?
- The current version we offer is the 18.104.22.1689. For Windows 64-bit the version we offer is the 22.214.171.1249.
- Is Everything free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
- Everything home
- Operating Systems
- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows 11 64-bit
- Windows 10 64-bit
- Windows 8 64-bit
- Windows 7 64-bit