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Drag n drop?

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:26 pm
by imcal007
I suffer from c-t-s which means i can`t always type very well.

However i can drag and drop so is it possible to somehow incorp a drag a file or folder into the search bar so that everything can search for that file folder picture etc using drag and drop etc.

Re: Drag n drop?

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:16 am
by void
Please try enabling search_edit_drag_accept_files:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /search_edit_drag_accept_files=1
  • Restart Everything:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /restart

Re: Drag n drop?

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:10 am
by imcal007
Thanks, Tried but nothing happens....

Re: Drag n drop?

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:14 am
by void
You'll need to restart Everything to apply this change:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /restart

Re: Drag n drop?

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:40 am
by imcal007
Thanks for the replies i do appreciate them, still nothing...

Re: Drag n drop?

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:51 pm
by therube
What OS?
What version of Everything?

Where are you d&d from?

Re: Drag n drop?

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:50 pm
by vanisk
Is it possible that explorer & everything runs with different privileges? (either one of them runs in Admin mode)?


[btw, the method mentioned above by @void works for me]
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Re: Drag n drop?

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:12 am
by imcal007
Thanks, retried still nothing, user as administrative rights and program is run as administrator. Windows 10.

Re: Drag n drop?

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:40 pm
by NotNull
imcal007 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:12 am
Thanks, retried still nothing, user as administrative rights and program is run as administrator. Windows 10.
Windows sees that as two different accounts (security-wise).

Try it with these Everything settings:
  • enable Everything Service
  • disable Run as administrator
Both settings can be found under Menu:Tools > Options > General

Re: Drag n drop?

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:22 am
by imcal007
Ok iv'e just reinstalled windows 10, everything now allows drag and drop i don`t know what the issue was but now it works, so thanks.


However i have another issue, when i drag and drop the folder it shows the full path in the search bar is there a way to simply have the folder i dropped to show up so other folders with the same name on my system are shown.

I do appreciate the help.

Re: Drag n drop?

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:31 am
by dfsd23532
I'm having the same issue. Drag and drop just randomly stops working.

Re: Drag n drop?

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:49 am
by void
Everything might be running as administrator.

Please make sure Everything is installed correctly:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Check Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything
  • Uncheck Run as administrator.
  • Check Everything Service. (Please make sure this is tick-checked and not square-checked)
  • Click OK.
  • Exit Everything (right click the Everything tray icon and click Exit).
  • Restart Everything.

Re: Drag n drop?

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:31 pm
by zaadstra
I was trying this procedure as I intuitively tried to drag a file into the search today, to search files with the same name (or a part if it).

After the setting and restart, indeed the searchbar accepts drag and drop of files. Cool!

But it does not work as expected: this is shown in the search bar (drag file=forum.txt):
filelist:"D:\Download\Everything\Forum.txt"

Other files of the same name are not found, while they are present in the database.
Service is installed, client running as non-administrator.

Re: Drag n drop?

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:28 am
by void
Currently, Everything will try to find the exact file that was dropped.
You will need to edit this text to the basename only manually, eg: "Forum.txt"

I've put on my TODO list: Add an option to format the search-edit-dropped file as the basename only.

Thank you for your suggestion.

Re: Drag n drop?

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:27 am
by byobu
Great! I'm really looking forward to this feature 8-) Finding duplicate files on my drives should be a lot easier then :D

At the moment I use a batch file with the "SendTo" feature in the file-explorer to search for the marked file.

"C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe" -search "%~n1%~x1"

Re: Drag n drop?

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:14 pm
by NotNull
byobu wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:27 am
"C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe" -search "%~n1%~x1"
Or shorter:

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"C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe" -search "%~nx1"