The freeware tool Everything is blazingly fast when it comes to finding stored files by name. The developer Stephan Rumswinkel has now published a small toolbar for the program on Github and offers it as open source for free download.
Desktop search with Everything faster with a toolbar extension
How to install and use it:
First, download and set up the latest version of Everything. Be careful not to catch the lite version. Unzip the Everything toolbar zip file in any folder: You will then find a file called “install.cmd”. Right-click on it and select “Run as administrator”. Windows will now show you the message “The computer was protected by Windows”. This means that the operating system does not know the program and therefore warns of the execution. However, you can ignore the warning here – so click on “Further information -› Execute anyway ”. The “Command Prompt” window opens and installation begins. Once the process is complete, press any key to confirm.
The Everything Toolbar extends the search program with some useful functions, the desktop search works much faster than the one integrated in Windows 10.
Then click with the right mouse button on the taskbar and remove the check mark in front of “Lock the taskbar”. Right-click the bar a second time, open “Toolbars” and place a check mark in front of “Everything Toolbar”. If the entry does not yet exist, reboot Windows and call up the list of toolbars again.
The toolbar now appears as a magnifying glass symbol on the right in the taskbar. Pull it open a little so that the text “Search with Everything” can be seen. Type in a file or folder name you are looking for. After clicking with the right mouse button in the toolbar, you can, for example, change the sorting of the result list using “Sort By”. You can also use the “Match Whole Word” option to display only those results that exactly match the search term. If you enter “PC-Wel” (without “t” at the end) the result list remains empty, only “PCWelt” leads to success. If you want to uninstall the toolbar again, right-click on “uninstall.cmd” in its folder and select “Run as administrator”. Confirm the uninstallation by pressing any key and restart Windows.
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