Right-Click Search Option Missing

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koabloom
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Right-Click Search Option Missing

Post by koabloom » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:26 am

Hi, ive been very reliant on the "everything software" to search through my nearly 2TB of files and information to get alot of my daily work done. I need a bit of help and guidance to understand how exactly to re-enable the option that allows me to simply right-click in any one of my folders and the "Search Everything..." option would appear. I recently re-installed the software and the option that used to appear is now missing and i cant seem to find a way to fix it. I couldn't find any videos on how to fix this problem either, and i already tried searching through the FAQ section aswell. Please respond asap, thank you!

Edit : I am going to add attachments to further assists with understanding. (The photo shows the option I DO NOT HAVE)
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NotNull
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Re: Right-Click Search Option Missing

Post by NotNull » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:43 am

That is a setting: Show Search Everything folder context menu item.
You can find it under Menu:Tools > Options > General

arnabs
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Re: Right-Click Search Option Missing

Post by arnabs » Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:58 pm

Yes, I have faced this problem too.

The folder context menu works only if I click ON a folder, not inside the empty space of a folder. It used to be like the picture you attached, but now its gone. Please add the feature back.

void
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Re: Right-Click Search Option Missing

Post by void » Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:33 pm

This issue might occur if you set Everything to run as an administrator.

Please make sure Everything is installed correctly (and not running as an administrator):
  • 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.
After applying any changes above..
When Everything is running as a standard user..

To enable the Search Everything... folder context menu item for folders and when right clicking inside a folder:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab
  • Check Show Search Everything folder context menu item (please make this is tick-checked and not square checked)
  • Click OK.
If the Search Everything... folder context menu item is still missing could you please send some information about your registry:
  • From the Start menu, search for regedit
  • Click Registry Editor
  • In the Registry Editor, navigate to:
    Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Search Everything...\command
  • Is this key missing?
  • What is the (Default) data for this registry key?

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