Quote: Originally Posted by dkperez
I just downloaded everything. It looks awfully basic...
It is in fact "basic". It is 100% strictly for file name search, either full or partial or wildcard.
I, myself, do this type of "search" 99.999% of the time when I'm searching for something. And for this purpose Everything is 100% PERFECT, and instantaneously fast. As quickly as I can type, the program is keeping up with my keystrokes and the "hit list" revealed in the area below simply populates or is reduced in size as the fewer and fewer "hits" satisfy the search.
That's what this product is... a file name search only.
I'll try everything again, but I didn't find anything for doing searches by date or size or across multiple disks, etc.
The index maintained by Everything is automatically inclusive of WHATEVER VOLUMES (i.e. disks) you specify in the Options configuration:
Right-click on Everything in the System Tray and select "options". Then select the VOLUMES tab and "activate" your other disk drives for indexing or not. Just check the "check media" box and all the other boxes will also auto-check themselves. This is what you want, and now that drive's folders/files are part of the master Everything index process. You can also use the EXCLUDE tab to intentionally omit selected folders from the indexing process, if that's what you want.
If you want to do a more "exotic" search, by date or size or other characteristics (including imbedded text inside files, etc.) then you need to use a more "exotic" product. Everything is NOT this kind of product... it is 100% strictly for instant file name search.
If you DO want a more "exotic" search as you've described, you might install another beauty of a Windows Search alternative: Search My Files
. This product will do EXACTLY what you're asking for... but it's "on the fly", rather than index-based as Everything is for file names. So while Everything is literally "instantaneous" in its response which occurs AS YOU TYPE, Search My Files only begins its active search only after you complete configuring the search criteria and finally push the "start search" button. It may take some time, depending on how large the drive/folder search scope is as you've defined it.