Search Files Super Fast with Everything on Windows PC

Kirtan Thakkar

Kirtan Thakkar

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Searching a file on your Windows PC is sometimes very frustrating. It takes a good amount of time to search a file because of its indexing process. It makes a bit more frustrating when you a need a file buried deep down in your hard-disk or the file you saved 5 years ago and don't have a clue where it can be. Here, comes my favorite Windows search engine, Everything.


This super-small lightweight free software searches your millions of files as you type (like real-time). No more waiting and seeing "searching...". Trust me, Its blazing fast.

Everything Screenshot


Download Everything from its official website.


  • Small installation file (<500KB)
  • Clean and simple user interface
  • Quick file indexing
  • Quick searching
  • Quick startup
  • Minimal resource usage
  • Small database on disk
  • Real-time updating
  • Command-line version
  • HTTP Server
  • Supports Regular Expression (RegEx)
  • Filters for file type such as Audio, Video, Picture, Compressed, Document, etc.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Export Search results to CSV, TXT or EFU files

Do you need a complex search? Head to the FAQ page on Everything site for some advanced searching tips.

I am using this for over 3 years now. Its awesome. You must try!