1.1 What is "Everything"? "Everything" is an administrative tool to quickly locate folders and files by filename 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.
1.7 Does "Everything" miss changes made to the file system if it is not running? No, "Everything" can be closed and restarted without missing changes made to the file system (even across system restarts). "Everything" updates the database when it is started.
1.8 What are the system requirements for "Everything"? "Everything" will run on Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista. "Everything" will only locate files and folders on local NTFS volumes. "Everything" requires administrative privileges for low level read access to volumes.
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