The built-in Search feature on Windows Operating System indexes files and folders to deliver a comprehensive result, but you have to admit, it is slow. In fact, sometimes the Search—activated by CTRL+S—takes several minutes to fetch the results on my Windows XP. I’ll cut to the chase and introduce you to a software called “Everything,” a better search alternative for Windows OS.
Everything, as the name implies, is an search engine program capable of searching everything on Windows OS. Folders and files are indexed in real-time, while you can also refine your search by extension, file type and path name. Likewise, jumping to the files and folders from the indexed result is just a click away.
Searching through the Everything search engine program is fairly simple. Download Everything, launch the program and enter the search filter to view the indexed results instantly. The software also promises to index 1,000,000 files in under a minute, which is very impressive.
You can also share files with others through the ETP server, although I haven’t delved too deeply into this.
All this and much more is available with the Everything tool and the best part is the program is completely free to download. However, Everything supports only the Windows OS and works on the Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 and Windows 7 machine.
Click here to download Everything.