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INI

The Everything.ini stores all the settings for Everything.


Viewing and changing settings in Everything

Most of these settings can be changed from within Everything, in the Everything Options.


To show the current value for a setting in the status bar, type in the following search and press ENTER:

/<ini option>

where <ini option> is one of the ini options below. Not all ini options are supported.


For example, to check the current value for the ini option snap, type in the following search and press ENTER:

/snap

The current value is shown in the status bar for 3 seconds.



To change the value for a setting, type in the following search and press ENTER:

/<ini option>=<value>

where <ini option> is one of the ini options below and <value> is the new value. Not all ini options are supported.


For example, to enable the snap ini option, type in the following search and press ENTER:

/snap=1

The new value is shown in the status bar for 3 seconds.


Editing the Everything.ini

The Everything.ini is located in:

%APPDATA%\Everything

If Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything is disabled, the Everything.ini is stored in the same location as Everything.exe.


The Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything setting is stored in the Everything.ini in the same location as Everything.exe.


To open your Everything.ini file, type in the following search and press ENTER:

about:config

The Everything.ini is automatically generated. Any changes made to the Everything.ini while Everything is running are lost when Everything exits.


Please exit "Everything" before making changes to the Everything.ini file.


To exit Everything:

  • Right click the Everything system tray icon and click Exit.


The Everything.ini should be opened and saved as UTF-8.


Syntax

[section]
key=value

[Everything]

[Everything]

This begins the Everything section.

Only the Everything section is used.


General Settings

General settings for Everything.


app_data

The location of settings and data. If set to 1, settings and data are stored in %APPDATA%\Everything. If set to 0, settings and data are stored in the same location as the Everything.exe.

This option is always stored in the Everything.ini in the same location as your Everything.exe.


run_as_admin

Run Everything as an admin. If set to 1 and Everything was run as from a standard user account, Everything will relaunch as an admin. If set to 1 and Everything was run as an admin, Everything will continue as normal. If set to 0, Everything will not relaunch as an admin.

This option is always stored in the Everything.ini in the same location as your Everything.exe.


allow_multiple_windows

Create a new search window or show an existing search window when Everything.exe is run. If set to 1, a new search window is always created. If set to 0 and no search window exists a new one is created. If set to 0 and a search window already exists, the existing search window is shown.


run_in_background

Specify wether Everything should exit after all the search windows have been closed. If set to 1, Everything will continue to run in the background after closing all the search windows. If set to 0, Everything will exit when all search windows are closed.


show_tray_icon

Show the Everything icon in the notification area. If set to 1, the tray icon is shown. If set to 0, the tray icon is not shown.


language

The Language Identifier in decimal for displaying text. If set to 1033, English (US) is used. If set to 0, The user default language for displaying text is used.


open_folder_command2

open_file_command2

open_path_command2

explore_command2

explore_path_command2

The command to execute when opening or exploring a folder, file or path.

See External file manager for more information.


last_export_type

The last export type. Can be one of the following:

TypeDescription
0EFU File
1CSV File
2TXT File

check_for_updates_on_startup

Check for updates when Everything is started. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


connect_history_hosts

A list of successful ETP connections.


connect_history_ports

A list of ports for each connect_history_hosts.


connect_history_usernames

A list of usernames for each connect_history_hosts.


A list of history link types for each connect_history_hosts. Can be one of the following values:

TypeDescription
0C:\ links.
1\\server\C links.
2\\server\$C links.
3ftp://server/C links.

search_history_enabled

Enable or disable search history. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


run_history_enabled

Enable or disable run history. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


search_history_days_to_keep

The number of days to keep search history.


run_history_days_to_keep

The number of days to keep run history.


search_history_keep_forever

Keep search history forever.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


run_history_keep_forever

Keep run history forever.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


search_history_always_suggest

Show search suggestions on each keystroke or only show suggestions when Ctrl + Space is pressed. Set to 1 to always show suggestions. Set to 1 to show suggestions when Ctrl + Space is pressed.


search_history_sort

The search history organizer sort.

Can be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0Sort by search
1Sort by search count
2Sort by search date

search_history_sort_ascending

The search history organizer sort order.

Set to 1 to sort ascending. Set to 0 to sort descending.


search_history_x

search_history_y

The search history window position.


search_history_wide

search_history_high

The search history window dimensions.


search_history_column_search_wide

The width of the search column in pixels.


search_history_column_search_order

The position of the search column.


search_history_column_count_wide

The width of the search column in pixels.


search_history_column_count_order

The position of the search column.


search_history_column_date_wide

The width of the search column in pixels.


search_history_column_date_order

The position of the search column.


Search Window Settings

settings that affect appearance.


window_x

The last horizontal position of the search window's upper left corner, in screen coordinates before it was closed. New search windows are positioned based on this setting.


window_y

The last vertical position of the search window's upper left corner, in screen coordinates before it was closed. New search windows are positioned based on this setting.


window_wide

window_high

The last size of the Everything search window, in pixels before it was closed. New search windows are sized based on this setting.


maximized

Control how new search windows are displayed. If set to 1, new search windows are shown maximized. If set to 0, new search windows are not shown maximized.


minimized

Control how new search windows are displayed. If set to 1, new search windows are minimized, If set to 0, new search windows are not shown minimized. Everything does not save this value, it must be set manually.


fullscreen

Show the Everything search window in a full screen window. Set to 1 to enable full screen mode. Set to 0 to window mode.


ontop

Keep the Everything window on top of other windows. Set to 0 to never be on top. Set to 1 to be always on top. Set to 2 to be on top only while the search is not empty.


alternate_row_color

Set to 1 to alternate the result list row color. Set to 0 to use a solid color for the result list.


show_mouseover

Show the row the mouse is currently over in a different color. Set to 1 use a custom color. Set to 0 to use the default color.


show_highlighted_search_terms

Show highlighted search terms. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


text_size

Offset in pixels of the font height for displaying results. Set to 0 to reset.


hide_empty_search_results

Don't show any results when the search is an empty string. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to show all results when the search is empty.


Reset the selection when changing a search parameter. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to keep the selection between searches.


show_selected_item_in_statusbar

Show the full path and filename of the currently selected item in the status bar. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


translucent_selection_rectangle_alpha

The alpha level for the selection rectangle. Ranges from 0 - 255. 0 = transparent, 255 = opaque.


last_options_page

The last Everything options page. When opening a new option window, this page will be shown.


invert_layout

Toggle LTR/RTL view. Set to 1 to invert.


allow_multiple_windows_from_tray

Create a new search window or show an existing search window when opening Everything from the tray icon. Set to 1 to always create a new search window. Set to 0 to show an existing window before creating a new search window.


single_click_tray

Open the Everything search window with a single or double click from the tray icon. Set to 1 to open with a single click. Set to 0 to open with a double click.


close_on_execute

Close the Everything search window after executing an item. Set to 1 to close after executing. Set to 0 to keep the window open after executing.


double_click_path

Open the path in the path column when double clicking it. Set to 1 to allow a double click to open the path. Set to 0 to ignore the double click.


update_display_after_scroll

Force the display to update immediately after it is scrolled. Set to 1 to update after scrolling. Set to 0 to invalidate and update later.


auto_scroll_view

Automatically scroll the view when dragging the selection mask outside the window. Set to 1 to automatically scroll. Set to 0 to only scroll when the mouse is moved.


double_quote_copy_as_path

Include double quotes around the path when copied to the clipboard. Set to 1 to include the double quotes. Set to 0 to copy without the double quotes.


rename_select_filepart_only

Select only the file part only (not the extension) or the entire filename when renaming. Set to 1 to select only the file part and not select the extension. Set to 0 to select the entire filename.


select_search_on_mouse_click

Select all the search text when focusing the search edit.


focus_search_on_activate

Focus the search edit when the Everything window is activated.


single_click_open

Open a result with a single click or double click.

Set to 0 to use the system default setting for single click open. Set to 1 to open with a single click. Set to 2 to open with a double click.


underline_icon_titles

Show result text with underlines.

Set to 0 to use the system default setting for underline icon titles. Set to 1 to always show underlines. Set to 2 to never show underlines. Set to 3 to underline result text when hovering with the mouse cursor.


wrap_focus

Can be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0focus is clamped to the result list.
1focus wraps around the top and bottom of the result list.
2focus wraps around the top and bottom of the result list and search edit.

load_icon_priority

load_thumbnail_priority

load_fileinfo_priority

The thread priority of the load action.

Can be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
-15Idle priority.
-1Below normal priority.
0Normal priority.
1Above normal priority.
2High priority.

full_row_select

Allow clicking anywhere in the row to select an item and show the selection for the entire row.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


double_buffer

Use an off screen buffer when rendering the result list. Set to 1 to use the off screen buffer. Set to 0 to render directly to the screen. Use a double buffer to remove flickering when rendering. Drawing directly to the screen may improve performance on older computers.


show_number_of_results_with_selection

Show the total number of results with the selection count in the status bar. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


date_descending_first

Show dates in descending order first.


size_descending_first

Show sizes in descending order first.


size_format

The size format type, can be one of the following:

TypeDescription
0Best format depending on the size.
1Always show sizes in bytes.
2Always show sizes in KB.
3Always show sizes in MB.

alpha_select

Draw the selection mask as a translucent rectangle or a XOR outline mask. Set to 1 to use a translucent rectangle. Set to 2 to use a XOR outline mask. Set to 0 to use the system default selection rectangle.


show_size_in_statusbar

Set to 1 to show the selection or total size in status bar.

Set to 0 to disable.

Enabling can decrease search performance.


tooltips

Show or don't show tooltips in the option window. Set to 1 to show tooltips. Set to 0 to not show tooltips.


editor_x

editor_y

The last file list editor window position.


editor_wide

editor_high

The last file list editor window dimensions.


editor_maximized

The file list editor is maximized.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


rename_x

rename_y

The multi-file rename window position.


rename_wide

rename_high

The multi-file rename window dimensions.


rename_match_case

Match or ignore case in a multi-file rename operation.

Set to 1 to match case. Set to 0 to ignore case.


rename_regex

Enable regex in a multi-file rename operation.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


advanced_copy_to_x

advanced_copy_to_y

The advanced copy to window position.


advanced_copy_to_wide

advanced_copy_to_high

The advanced copy to window dimensions.


advanced_copy_to_match_case

Match or ignore case in a advanced copy to operation.

Set to 1 to match case. Set to 0 to ignore case.


advanced_copy_to_regex

Enable regex in a advanced copy to operation.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


advanced_move_to_x

advanced_move_to_y

The advanced move to window position.


advanced_move_to_wide

advanced_move_to_high

The advanced move to window dimensions.


advanced_move_to_match_case

Match or ignore case in a advanced move to operation.

Set to 1 to match case. Set to 0 to ignore case.


advanced_move_to_regex

Enable regex in a advanced move to operation.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


advanced_search_x

advanced_search_y

The advanced search window position.


advanced_search_wide

advanced_search_high

The advanced search window dimensions.


advanced_search_page_y_offset

The vertical scroll offset from the top of the advanced search page.


advanced_search_focus_id

The ID of the advanced search item that had focus last.


show_copy_name

Show or do not show the copy name context menu item. Set to 1 to show the context menu item. Set to 0 to not show the context menu item. Set to 2 to use the default show setting. Set to 3 to show when holding down the Shift key.


show_copy_path

Show or do not show the copy path context menu item. Set to 1 to show the context menu item. Set to 0 to not show the context menu item. Set to 2 to use the default show setting. Set to 3 to show when holding down the Shift key.


show_copy_full_name

Show or do not show the copy full name context menu item. Set to 1 to show the context menu item. Set to 0 to not show the context menu item. Set to 2 to use the default show setting. Set to 3 to show when holding down the Shift key.


show_open_path

Show or do not show the open path context menu item. Set to 1 to show the context menu item. Set to 0 to not show the context menu item. Set to 2 to use the default show setting. Set to 3 to show when holding down the Shift key.


show_explore

Show or do not show the Explore context menu item. Set to 1 to show the context menu item. Set to 0 to not show the context menu item. Set to 2 to use the default show setting. Set to 3 to show when holding down the Shift key.


show_explore_path

Show or do not show the Explore path context menu item. Set to 1 to show the context menu item. Set to 0 to not show the context menu item. Set to 2 to use the default show setting. Set to 3 to show when holding down the Shift key.


filters_visible

Show the filter bar in the toolbar.

Set to 1 to show. Set to 0 to hide.


filters_wide

Width of the filter bar in pixels.


filters_right_align

Left or right alignment of the filter bar. Set to 1 to align to the right. Set to 0 to align to the left.


filter_everything_name;

The name of the Everything filter.


filter_organize_x

filter_organize_y

The filter organize window position.


filter_organize_wide

filter_organize_high

The filter organize window dimensions.


preview_visible

Show or hide the preview pane.

Set to 1 to show. Set to 0 to hide.


preview_x

The width of the preview pane in pixels.


name_column_pos

path_column_pos

size_column_pos

extension_column_pos

type_column_pos

last_write_time_column_pos

creation_time_column_pos

date_accessed_column_pos

attribute_column_pos

file_list_filename_column_pos

date_run_column_pos

run_count_column_pos

date_recently_changed_column_pos

The position of the column. 0 being the left most.


name_column_width

path_column_width

size_column_width

extension_column_width

type_column_width

last_write_time_column_width

creation_time_column_width

date_accessed_column_width

attribute_column_width

file_list_filename_column_width

date_run_column_width

run_count_column_width

date_recently_changed_column_width

The width of the column in pixels.


path_column_visible

size_column_visible

extension_column_visible

type_column_visible

last_write_time_column_visible

creation_time_column_visible

date_accessed_column_visible

attribute_column_visible

file_list_filename_column_visible

date_run_column_visible

run_count_column_visible

date_recently_changed_column_visible

Visibility of the column. Set to 1 to show. Set to 0 to hide.


Search Settings

Settings that affect the search.


match_whole_word

Match whole words. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to match anywhere.


match_path

Match full paths. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to match filenames only.


match_case

Match case. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to ignore case.


match_diacritics

Match diacritical marks. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


match_regex

Use regular expressions. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


home_match_case

The match case value for the home search. Set to 0 to use the last value. set to 1 to use a custom value.


home_match_whole_word

The match whole word value for the home search. Set to 0 to use the last value. set to 1 to use a custom value.


home_match_path

The match path value for the home search. Set to 0 to use the last value. set to 1 to use a custom value.


home_match_diacritics

The match diacritics value for the home search. Set to 0 to use the last value. set to 1 to use a custom value.


home_regex

The Regex value for the home search. Set to 0 to use the last value. set to 1 to use a custom value.


The search type for the home search. Set to 0 to use the last value. Set to 1 to use a custom search.


home_filter

The filter type for the home search. Set to 0 to use the last value. Set to 1 to use a custom filter.


home_sort

The sort type for the home search. Set to 0 to use the last value. Set to 1 to use a custom sort.


home_view

The result list view mode for the home search.

Can be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0Details
1Thumbnails

home_index

The index type for the home search. Set to 0 to use the last value. Set to 1 to use a custom index.


Use single byte ASCII lower case comparisons. Set to 0 to fix Turkish I with dot mappings.


match_path_when_search_contains_path_separator

Enable full path matching when the search contains a backslash (\). Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


allow_literal_operators

Allow use of the literal operators AND, OR and NOT. Set to 1 to allow. Set to 0 to disallow. Can cause conflicts if enabled and a filename contains the text AND, OR or NOT.


allow_round_bracket_parenthesis

Allow ( and ) for grouping. Set to 1 to allow. Set to 0 to disallow. Can cause conflicts if enabled and a filename contains a ( or ).


expand_environment_variables

Expand environment strings inside % quotes. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable. Can cause conflicts if enabled and a filename contains a %.


search_as_you_type

Search as you type or search when you press enter. Set to 1 to search as you type. Set to 0 to search when you press enter.


convert_forward_slash_to_backslash

Convert backslashes (/) to forward slashes (\). Set to 1 to convert / to \. Set to 0 to allow /. Can cause conflicts if enabled and a filename contains a /. Note: filenames on NTFS volumes can not contain a /. It is possible to use / in file lists for URLs.


match_whole_filename_when_using_wildcards

Match the whole filename or anywhere when using wildcards. Set to 1 to match the whole filename. Set to 0 to match anywhere.


operator_precedence

Order of operations.

Can be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0OR > AND
1AND > OR

The last search string. Only valid if home_search is set to 1.


bookmark_remember_case

bookmark_remember_wholeword

bookmark_remember_path

bookmark_remember_diacritic

bookmark_remember_regex

bookmark_remember_sort

bookmark_remember_view

bookmark_remember_filter

bookmark_remember_index

Save the search settings to the bookmark. Set to 1 to remember the setting. Set to 0 to keep the current setting. If enabled, when the bookmark is opened the search settings are restored.


bookmark_organize_x

bookmark_organize_y

The current bookmark window position.


bookmark_organize_wide

bookmark_organize_high

The current bookmark window dimensions.


filter

The last filter name. If home_sort is 1, this filter is restored when opening a new search window.


sort

The last sort. If home_sort is 1, this sort is restored when opening a new search window. If always_keep_sort is 0, this value will be ignored if it is a slow sort.


Can be one of the following sort types:

TypeDescription
0Name
1Path
2Extension
3Type
4Date modified
5Date created
6Date accessed
7Attributes
8Date recently changed
9Run count
10Date run
11File list filename

sort_ascending

Sort ascending or descending. Set to 1 to sort ascending. Set to 0 to sort descending.


index

The last index type. If home_index is 1, this index is restored when opening a new search window.


Can be one of the follow index types:

TypeDescription
0Local DB.
1File list.
2ETP server.

index_file_list

The file list filename when the last index is a file list.


index_etp_server

The ETP server when the last index is a ETP server.


The ETP link type when the last index is a ETP server.


view

The result list view mode.

Can be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0Details
1Thumbnails

thumbnail_size

The thumbnail size in pixels.


status_bar_visible

Show or hide the status bar. Set to 1 to show the status bar. Set to 0 to hide the status bar.


Indexing

settings that affect indexing.


auto_include_fixed_volumes

Automatically rebuild the database to include a new fixed NTFS volume has been added to the system.


auto_include_removable_volumes

Automatically rebuild the database to include a new removable NTFS volume has been added to the system.


auto_remove_offline_ntfs_volumes

Automatically remove offline NTFS volumes included in the index.

If disabled, offline volumes can be removed manually.


auto_include_fixed_refs_volumes

Automatically rebuild the database to include a new fixed ReFS volume has been added to the system.


auto_include_removable_refs_volumes

Automatically rebuild the database to include a new removable ReFS volume has been added to the system.


auto_remove_offline_refs_volumes

Automatically remove offline ReFS volumes included in the index.

If disabled, offline volumes can be removed manually.


exclude_list_enabled

Enable or disable the exclude list. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


exclude_hidden_files_and_folders

Exclude or include hidden files and folders. Set to 1 to exclude hidden files and folders. Set to 0 to include hidden files and folders.


exclude_system_files_and_folders

Exclude or include system files and folders. Set to 1 to exclude system files and folders. Set to 0 to include system files and folders.


include_only_files

semicolon delimited list of which extensions to include. eg: *.mp3;*.jpg

Set to an empty string to include all file types.


exclude_files

semicolon delimited list of which extensions to exclude. eg: *.db

Set to an empty string to not exclude any file types.


db_location

The path where the Everything.db is located.


db_multi_user_filename

Use a unique filename for the database for each computer and user. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable. Might be useful when using the portable version on different computers.


db_compress

Use Bzip 2 to compress the database. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to enable. Can improve loading performance on slow hard drives at the cost of higher CPU usage when loading and saving.


index_size

Include file size information in the index.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


fast_size_sort

Maintain a size sorted index for instant size sorting.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


index_date_created

Include file and folder date created information in the index.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


fast_date_created_sort

Maintain a date created sorted index for instant date created sorting.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


index_date_modified

Include file and folder date modified information in the index.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


fast_date_modified_sort

Maintain a date modified sorted index for instant date modified sorting.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


index_date_accessed

Include file and folder date accessed information in the index.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


fast_date_accessed_sort

Maintain a date accessed sorted index for instant date accessed sorting.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


index_attributes

Include file and folder attributes information in the index.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


fast_attributes_sort

Maintain an attributes sorted index for instant attributes sorting.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


index_folder size

Include folder size information in the index.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


fast_path_sort

Maintain an path sorted index for instant path sorting.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


fast_extension_sort

Maintain an extension sorted index for instant extension sorting.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


extended_information_cache_monitor

Monitor changes to file sizes, dates and attributes. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


index_recent_changes

Maintain a list of changes to the database. These changes can be searched, or all results can be sorted by date recently changed.


ntfs_volume_guids

The list of NTFS volumes guids to potentially include in the database.


ntfs_volume_paths

The list of NTFS volumes paths to potentially include in the database.


ntfs_volume_roots

The list of NTFS volumes roots to potentially include in the database. The root is a path without the root part to specify the base folder to index.


ntfs_volume_includes

List of include or exclude values for each NTFS volume in the ntfs_volume_path list. Set to 1 to include. Set to 0 to exclude.


ntfs_volume_load_recent_changes

List of load recent change values for each NTFS volume in the ntfs_volume_path list. Set to 1 to load recent changes. Set to 0 to not load recent changes.


ntfs_volume_include_onlys

List of load include only values for each NTFS volume in the ntfs_volume_path list. Set to an empty string to include all folders. Set to a semicolon delimited list of folders to exclude.


ntfs_volume_monitors

List of monitor values for each NTFS volume in the ntfs_volume_path list. Set to 1 to monitor changes. Set to 0 to not monitor changes.


refs_volume_guids

The list of ReFS volumes guids to potentially include in the database.


refs_volume_paths

The list of ReFS volumes paths to potentially include in the database.


refs_volume_roots

The list of ReFS volumes roots to potentially include in the database. The root is a path without the root part to specify the base folder to index.


refs_volume_includes

List of include or exclude values for each ReFS volume in the refs_volume_path list. Set to 1 to include. Set to 0 to exclude.


refs_volume_load_recent_changes

List of load recent change values for each ReFS volume in the refs_volume_path list. Set to 1 to load recent changes. Set to 0 to not load recent changes.


refs_volume_include_onlys

List of load include only values for each ReFS volume in the refs_volume_path list. Set to an empty string to include all folders. Set to a semicolon delimited list of folders to exclude.


refs_volume_monitors

List of monitor values for each ReFS volume in the refs_volume_path list. Set to 1 to monitor changes. Set to 0 to not monitor changes.


filelists

A list of file list filenames to include in the index.


folders

A comma separated list of folders to include in the index.


folder_monitor_changes

A comma separated list of monitor values for each folder in the folders list. Set to 1 to monitor changes. Set to 0 to not monitor changes.


folder_buffer_size_list

A comma separated list of buffer sizes in bytes for each folder in the index.


folder_rescan_if_full_list

A comma separated list of rescan if full option for each folder in the index.

Set to 1 to rescan if full. Set to 0 to ignore changes if buffer is full.


folder_update_types

A comma separated list of update types for each folder in the folders list. Can be one of the following values:

TypeDescription
0Never update.
1Update at a specified interval.
2Update on the specified day.


folder_update_days

A comma separated list of update days for each folder in the folders list. Can be one of the following values:

TypeDescription
0Update everyday.
1Update every Sunday
2Update every Monday
3Update every Tuesday
4Update every Wednesday
5Update every Thursday
6Update every Friday
7Update every Saturday

folder_update_ats

A comma separated list of update ats in hours for each folder in the folders list. Can be in the range from 0 - 23.


folder_update_intervals

A comma separated list of update intervals in minutes or hours (depending on folder_update_interval_types) for each folder in the folders list.


folder_update_interval_types

A comma separated list of update intervals types for each folder in the folders list. Can be one of the following values:

TypeDescription
0Minutes
1Hours

exclude_folders

A comma separated list of folders to exclude. Set to an empty string to include all folders.


ETP

settings that affect the ETP server


etp_server_enabled

Enable or disable the ETP server. Set to 1 to enable the ETP server. Set to 0 to disable the ETP server.


etp_server_bindings

The ETP server listening socket bindings. Set to an empty string to bind to all interfaces.


etp_server_port

The ETP server listening socket port.


etp_server_username

The ETP server username. Set to an empty string to ignore.


etp_server_password

The ETP server password. Set to an empty string to ignore.


etp_server_welcome_message

The ETP welcome message.


The following macros can be included:

Macro nameDescription
%%A single %
%vCurrent Everything version.
%nA new line.

Leave empty to use the default welcome message.


etp_server_log_file_name

The filename of the ETP server log. Set to an empty string to use the default filename.


etp_server_logging_enabled

Enable or disable ETP server logging. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


etp_server_log_max_size

The maximum size of the ETP server log file in bytes. If the log file exceeds this size it is truncated etp_server_log_delta_size bytes.


etp_server_log_delta_size

The number of bytes removed from the start of the ETP server log when it exceeds the maximum size.


etp_server_allow_file_download

Allow or disallow file downloading from the ETP server. Set to 1 to allow. Set to 0 to disallow.


HTTP

Settings that affect the HTTP server


http_server_enabled

Enable or disable the HTTP server. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


http_server_bindings

The HTTP server listening socket bindings. Set to an empty string to bind to all interfaces.


http_server_port

The HTTP server listening socket port.


http_server_username

The HTTP server username. Set to an empty string to ignore.


http_server_password

The HTTP server password. Set to an empty string to ignore.


http_server_home

The HTTP server folder.


http_server_default_page

The HTTP server default page.


http_server_log_file_name

The HTTP server log filename. Set to an empty string to use the default log filename.


http_server_logging_enabled

Enable or disable ETP server logging. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


http_server_log_max_size

The maximum size of the HTTP server log file in bytes. If the log file exceeds this size it is truncated http_server_log_delta_size bytes.


http_server_log_delta_size

The number of bytes removed from the start of the HTTP server log when it exceeds the maximum size.


http_server_allow_file_download

Allow or disallow file downloading from the HTTP server. Set to 1 to allow. Set to 0 to disallow.


Keyboard

Settings for hotkeys and keyboard shortcuts:


new_window_key

show_window_key

toggle_window_key

The hotkey code. The LOBYTE is the Virtual key. HIBYTE is the modifier flags.

The modifier flags can be 0 or more of the following:

ValueDescription
0x01Control
0x02Alt
0x04Shift
0x08Windows key

file_new_search_window_keys

file_open_file_list_keys

file_close_file_list_keys

file_close_keys

file_export_keys

file_copy_full_name_to_clipboard_keys

file_copy_path_to_clipboard_keys

file_set_run_count_keys

file_create_shortcut_keys

file_delete_keys

file_delete_permanently_keys

file_edit_keys

file_open_keys

file_open_selection_and_close_everything_keys

file_explore_path_keys

file_open_new_keys

file_open_path_keys

file_open_with_keys

file_open_with_default_verb_keys

file_play_keys

file_preview_keys

file_print_keys

file_print_to_keys

file_properties_keys

file_read_extended_information_keys

file_rename_keys

file_run_as_keys

file_exit_keys

file_custom_verb_1_keys

file_custom_verb_2_keys

file_custom_verb_3_keys

file_custom_verb_4_keys

file_custom_verb_5_keys

file_custom_verb_6_keys

file_custom_verb_7_keys

file_custom_verb_8_keys

file_custom_verb_9_keys

file_custom_verb_10_keys

file_custom_verb_11_keys

file_custom_verb_12_keys

edit_cut_keys

edit_copy_keys

edit_paste_keys

edit_select_all_keys

edit_invert_selection_keys

view_filters_keys

view_status_bar_keys

view_window_size_small_keys

view_window_size_medium_keys

view_window_size_large_keys

view_window_size_auto_fit_keys

view_zoom_zoom_in_keys

view_zoom_zoom_out_keys

view_zoom_reset_keys

view_go_to_back_keys

view_go_to_forward_keys

view_go_to_home_keys

view_sort_by_name_keys

view_sort_by_path_keys

view_sort_by_size_keys

view_sort_by_extension_keys

view_sort_by_type_keys

view_sort_by_date_modified_keys

view_sort_by_date_created_keys

view_sort_by_attributes_keys

view_sort_by_file_list_filename_keys

view_sort_by_run_count_keys

view_sort_by_date_run_keys

view_sort_by_date_recently_changed_keys

view_sort_by_date_accessed_keys

view_sort_by_ascending_keys

view_sort_by_descending_keys

view_refresh_keys

view_fullscreen_keys

view_toggle_ltrrtl_keys

view_on_top_never_keys

view_on_top_always_keys

view_on_top_while_searching_keys

search_match_case_keys

search_match_whole_word_keys

search_match_path_keys

search_match_diacritics_keys

search_enable_regex_keys

search_add_to_filters_keys

search_organize_filters_keys

bookmarks_add_to_bookmarks_keys

bookmarks_organize_bookmarks_keys

tools_options_keys

tools_console_keys

tools_file_list_editor_keys

tools_connect_to_etp_server_keys

tools_disconnect_from_etp_server_keys

help_everything_help_keys

help_search_syntax_keys

help_regex_syntax_keys

help_command_line_options_keys

help_everything_website_keys

help_check_for_updates_keys

help_about_everything_keys

search_edit_focus_search_edit_keys

search_edit_delete_previous_word_keys

search_edit_auto_complete_search_keys

search_edit_show_search_history_keys

search_edit_show_all_search_history_keys

result_list_item_up_keys

result_list_item_down_keys

result_list_page_up_keys

result_list_page_down_keys

result_list_start_of_list_keys

result_list_end_of_list_keys

result_list_item_up_extend_keys

result_list_item_down_extend_keys

result_list_page_up_extend_keys

result_list_page_down_extend_keys

result_list_start_of_list_extend_keys

result_list_end_of_list_extend_keys

result_list_focus_up_keys

result_list_focus_down_keys

result_list_focus_page_up_keys

result_list_focus_page_down_keys

result_list_focus_start_of_list_keys

result_list_focus_end_of_list_keys

result_list_focus_up_extend_keys

result_list_focus_down_extend_keys

result_list_focus_page_up_extend_keys

result_list_focus_page_down_extend_keys

result_list_focus_start_of_list_extend_keys

result_list_focus_end_of_list_extend_keys

result_list_focus_result_list_keys

result_list_toggle_path_column_keys

result_list_toggle_size_column_keys

result_list_toggle_extension_column_keys

result_list_toggle_type_column_keys

result_list_toggle_date_modified_column_keys

result_list_toggle_date_created_column_keys

result_list_toggle_attributes_column_keys

result_list_toggle_file_list_filename_column_keys

result_list_toggle_run_count_column_keys

result_list_toggle_date_recently_changed_column_keys

result_list_toggle_date_accessed_column_keys

result_list_toggle_date_run_column_keys

result_list_size_all_columns_to_fit_keys

result_list_size_result_list_to_fit_keys

result_list_context_menu_keys

result_list_scroll_left_keys

result_list_scroll_right_keys

result_list_scroll_page_left_keys

result_list_scroll_page_right_keys

result_list_select_focus_keys

result_list_toggle_focus_selection_keys

result_list_copy_selection_to_clipboard_as_csv_keys

Comma delimited list of keyboard shortcuts for the command. The LOBYTE is the virtual key. The HIBYTE can be 0 or more of the follow values:

FlagDescription
0x01Control modifier.
0x02Alt modifier.
0x04Shift modifier.
0x08Windows key modifier.
0x10Use in search edit only.
0x20Use in result list only.

Fonts and colors

settings for fonts and colors.


result_list_font

The family name of the result list font.


result_list_font_size

The size of the result list font in pixels.


search_edit_font

The family name of the search edit font.


search_edit_font_size

The size of the search edit font in pixels.


status_bar_font

The family name of the status bar font.


status_bar_font_size

The size of the status bar font in pixels.


header_font

The family name of the result list header font.


header_font_size

The size of the result list header font in pixels.


normal_background_color

current_sort_alternate_row_highlighted_foreground_color

current_sort_alternate_row_highlighted_background_color

current_sort_alternate_row_foreground_color

current_sort_alternate_row_background_color

alternate_row_highlighted_foreground_color

alternate_row_highlighted_background_color

alternate_row_foreground_color

alternate_row_background_color

mouseover_current_sort_highlighted_foreground_color

mouseover_current_sort_highlighted_background_color

current_sort_mouseover_foreground_color

current_sort_mouseover_background_color

mouseover_highlighted_foreground_color

mouseover_highlighted_background_color

mouseover_foreground_color

mouseover_background_color

highlighted_current_sort_foreground_color

highlighted_current_sort_background_color

current_sort_foreground_color

current_sort_background_color

highlighted_drop_target_foreground_color

highlighted_drop_target_background_color

drop_target_foreground_color

drop_target_background_color

highlighted_selected_inactive_foreground_color

highlighted_selected_inactive_background_color

selected_inactive_foreground_color

selected_inactive_background_color

highlighted_selected_foreground_color

highlighted_selected_background_color

selected_foreground_color

selected_background_color

highlighted_foreground_color

highlighted_background_color

normal_foreground_color

The item's color. Set to #RRGGBB, RR is the red hex value, GG is the green hex value and BB is the blue hex value. Set to an empty string to use the default color.


current_sort_alternate_row_highlighted_bold

current_sort_alternate_row_bold

alternate_row_highlighted_bold

alternate_row_bold

mouseover_current_sort_highlighted_bold

current_sort_mouseover_bold

mouseover_highlighted_bold

mouseover_bold

highlighted_current_sort_bold

current_sort_bold

highlighted_drop_target_bold

drop_target_bold

highlighted_selected_inactive_bold

selected_inactive_bold

highlighted_selected_bold

selected_bold

highlighted_bold

normal_bold

The item's style, can be one of the following values:

StyleDescription
0Normal
1Default style
2Bold

Hidden settings

These settings are not available in the Everything UI.

These settings are only available in the Everything.ini.


allow_http_server

Set to 1 to allow the http server.

Set to 0 to disable the http server and remove it from the interface.

This option is only available in the Everything.ini in the same location as your Everything.exe.


allow_etp_server

Set to 1 to allow the ETP server.

Set to 0 to disable the ETP server and remove it from the interface.

This option is only available in the Everything.ini in the same location as your Everything.exe.


allow_multiple_instances

Allow a new Everything process when one is already running. If set to 1, a new process is created every time you run Everything (Not recommended, use named instances instead). If set to 0 and an Everything process already exists, the commands line options are sent to the existing process. If set to 0 and there is no existing Everything process, a new Everything process is created.


beta_updates

Include beta updates when checking for updates. If set to 1, beta updates are included. If set to 0, only stable releases are included.


window_title_format

taskbar_notification_title_format

Window title or taskbar notification.

See Change the Everything window caption for more information.


instance_name

The instance name.

See Multiple Instances for more information.


max_threads

Limit the number of threads Everything uses. Set to 0 to use all available threads. Set to 1 to use only one thread.


reuse_threads

Reuse threads. Set to 1 to put threads to sleep when they complete. The thread is reused when a new thread is required. Set to 0 to terminate threads when they complete. Disabling can cause memory leaks.


max_recv_size

The maximum packet size to receive over TCP-IP in bytes.


search_history_always_suggest_extend_toolbar

Always extend the toolbar height when always suggestion search history is enabled.

Set to 1 to extend the toolbar. Set to 0 to disable.


search_history_visible_count_max

Set the maximum number of visible search history items.


search_history_always_suggest_visible_count_max

Set the maximum number of visible search history items when always show search suggestions is enabled.


search_history_show_all_max

Set the maximum number of search history results when showing all search history.


search_history_suggestion_max

Set the maximum number of search history results when suggesting a search.


search_history_show_all_sort

Set the sort order for search history when showing all search history.

Can be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0Sort by search
1Sort by search count
2Sort by search date

search_history_suggestion_sort

Set the sort order for search history when showing search suggestions.

Can be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0Sort by search
1Sort by search count
2Sort by search date

search_history_show_above

Show the search history drop down list above or below the search edit. Set to 1 to show above. Set to 0 to show below.


debug

Show the debug console. Set to 1 to show the debug console when Everything starts. Set to 0 to not show the debug console when Everything starts.


debug_log

Log debug messages to %TEMP%\Everything Debug Log.txt

Set to 1 to enable debugging mode and debug logging. Set to 0 to disable.


verbose

Enable verbose debugging.


min_zoom

The minimum pixel offset of the zoom.


max_zoom

The maximum pixel offset of the zoom.


single_parent_context_menu

Use context menus for single parents only.

Set to 1 to enable single parents only.

Set to 0 to disable single parents only.

If enabled, context menu items of files in different paths will only work for items in the same location as the focused item (or first selected item).


context_menu_type

The maximum context menu type to use. Can be one of the following settings:

TypeDescription
0Use highest context menu interface type possible.
1Only IID_IContextMenu types.
2Support IID_IContextMenu or IID_IContextMenu2 types.
3Support IID_IContextMenu, IID_IContextMenu2 or IID_IContextMenu3 types.

auto_size_1

auto_size_2

auto_size_3

The window size in pixels to use when auto sizing.


auto_size_aspect_ratio_x

auto_size_aspect_ratio_y

The aspect ratio x:y to use when auto sizing.


auto_size_width_only

Set to 1 to enable, set to 0 to disable.

When enabled the height is unchanged when auto-sizing.


auto_size_path_x

auto_size_path_y

The ratio x:y to use for auto sizing the name and path column.


sticky_vscroll_bottom

When the vertical scrollbar is scrolled to the bottom, it will remain at the bottom when resizing the window or when the results change.


draw_focus_rect

Disable the focus rect drawn around result list items when they have focus.


date_format

The format to display dates. This is the same format GetDateFormat uses. Leave blank to use the default date format.

See customizing#date_format for more information.


time_format

The format to display times. This is the same format GetTimeFormat uses. Leave blank to use the default time format.

See customizing#time_format for more information.


listview_item_high

The height of a result list item in pixels. Set to 0 to use the default height.


update_display_after_mask

Force the display to update immediately after changing the selection mask. Set to 1 to update immediately. Set to 0 to invalidate and update later. Setting this to 1 can improve performance when the mouse updates faster than 40hz.


rename_move_caret_to_selection_end

Move the caret to the selection end or keep the selection when renaming. Set to 1 to move the caret to the end. Set to 0 to move the caret from the current position.


search_edit_move_caret_to_selection_end

Move the caret to the selection end or keep the selection when focusing the search edit. Set to 1 to move the caret to the end. Set to 0 to move the caret from the current position.


Scroll the results to the top when the search changes.


header_high

Custom header height in pixels. Set to 0 to use the default header height.


hide_on_close

Instead of closing the window, hide it temporarily. when a new search window is requested this window is made visible instead. Useful for keeping extended file information cached.


winmm

Automatically plays the focused item with Windows Multimedia API mciSendString. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


Escape & characters in menu items. Set to 0 to define custom keyboard shortcuts for bookmarks and filters. Custom keyboard shortcuts can be defined by prefixing a letter with the & character.


Enable submenus by including \ in your macro and bookmark names.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


For example, to use the bookmark name "Beatles" in a submenu called "Music", call your bookmark Music\Beatles


Change the sub menu separator \ to the specified string.


Split menus into columns and limit each column to the specified number of items. set to 0 to disable.


new_inherit

Inherit search settings from an existing window.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.

When enabled, creating a new window from an existing window will create a new window with the same settings otherwise the default settings are used.


rtl_listview_edit

Use a right to left layout edit when renaming a file that contains a right to left character. Set to 1 to use a right to left edit. Set to 0 to always use a left to right edit.


force_path_ltr_order

Force the path to be shown in Left to Right order.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


force_path_left_align

Force the path to be left aligned.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


date_time_order

Change the order of date and time.

Can be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0Date Time for LTR localizations, Time Date for RTL localizations
1Date Time
2Time Date
3Time Date for LTR localizations, Date Time for RTL localizations

date_time_align

Change the alignment of date and time text.

Can be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0Left aligned for LTR localizations, Right aligned for RTL localizations
1Left aligned
2Right aligned
3Right aligned for LTR localizations, Left aligned for RTL localizations

size_align

Change the alignment of size text.

Can be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0Left aligned for LTR localizations, Right aligned for RTL localizations
1Left aligned
2Right aligned
3Right aligned for LTR localizations, Left aligned for RTL localizations

update_layout_on_input_language_change

Automatically change the layout to match the current input language.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


control_shift_action

Set the action when pressing the Control and Shift keys.

Can be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0Do nothing
1Change input
2Change layout
3Change input and layout

change_search_rtl_reading_action

Change the search edit Right to left reading order action

Can be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0Do nothing
1Change input
2Change layout
3Change input and layout

invert_layout_action

Change the invert layout action

Can be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0Do nothing
1Change input
2Change layout
3Change input and layout

file_list_relative_paths

Use relative paths with file lists.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


advanced_search_warnings

Show warning icons on advanced search fields that could perform slowly.


display_full_path_name

Display the full path and filename in the name column. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


themed_toolbar

Use visual themes or windows classic style to render the toolbar. Set to 1 to use visual themes. Set to 0 to use Windows classic style.


copy_path_folder_append_backslash

Append a backslash to copied folder names. Set to 1 to append a backslash. Set to 1 to not append a backslash.


custom_verb01

custom_verb02

custom_verb03

custom_verb04

custom_verb05

custom_verb06

custom_verb07

custom_verb08

custom_verb09

custom_verb10

custom_verb11

custom_verb12

Define a custom verb for the custom verb keyboard shortcuts.


filters_tab_stop

Include the filter bar when cycling through the control focus with TAB. Set to 1 to include the filter bar. Set to 0 to exclude the filter bar.


preview_tab_stop

Allow TAB to focus the preview pane.


translucent_selection_rectangle_background_color

The color of the translucent selection rectangle. Set to #RRGGBB, RR is the red hex value, GG is the green hex value and BB is the blue hex value. Set to an empty string to use the default color.


translucent_selection_rectangle_border_color

The color of the translucent selection rectangle border. Set to #RRGGBB, RR is the red hex value, GG is the green hex value and BB is the blue hex value. Set to an empty string to use the default color.


size_tiny

size_small

size_medium

size_large

size_huge

The size to use when searching for size:small, size:medium, size:large, size:huge or size:gigantic.


always_keep_sort

Always keep the sort. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to only keep fast sorts. Enabling this will drastically reduce performance.


select_search_on_focus_mode

Select all the search text when the search edit gains focus.

Can be one of the following modes:

ModeDescription
0Do nothing.
1Select all text and move the caret to the end.
2Deselect all text and move the caret to the end.

select_search_on_set_mode

Can be one of the following modes:

ModeDescription
0Do nothing.
1Select all text and move the caret to the end.
2Deselect all text and move the caret to the end.

db_update_thread_priority

The thread priority to read USN Journal.

Can be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
-15Idle priority.
-1Below normal priority.
0Normal priority.
1Above normal priority.
2High priority.

refs_file_id_extd_directory_info_buffer_size

The read buffer size for reading ReFS folders. Set to 0 to use the default buffer size (64k).


folder_update_thread_mode_background

Set the folder monitor thread to have low IO priority.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


folder_update_rescan_asap

Rescan folders when starting Everything if a scheduled folder rescan was missed.

Set to 1 to rescan immediately. Set to 0 to rescan at the next scheduled time.


monitor_thread_mode_background

Set the USN monitor thread to have low IO priority.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


monitor_retry_delay

The retry delay in milliseconds before attempting to reopen an offline volume for monitoring.


monitor_update_delay

The delay in milliseconds between reading USN journal changes.


monitor_pause

Pause folder indexes monitoring, file list changes monitoring and USN change journal monitors.

Set to 1 to pause. Set to 0 to allow monitors to start.

Monitors can be pause and resumed with the search commands: /monitor_pause and /monitor_resume.


usn_record_filter

Include list of USN reasons flags. USN Reasons that are not included in this list are ignored.

Set to 0xffffffff to include all USN reasons.

Can be zero or more of the follow flags in hexadecimal:

FlagDescription
0x00000001USN_REASON_DATA_OVERWRITE
0x00000002USN_REASON_DATA_EXTEND
0x00000004USN_REASON_DATA_TRUNCATION
0x00000010USN_REASON_NAMED_DATA_OVERWRITE
0x00000020USN_REASON_NAMED_DATA_EXTEND
0x00000040USN_REASON_NAMED_DATA_TRUNCATION
0x00000100USN_REASON_FILE_CREATE
0x00000200USN_REASON_FILE_DELETE
0x00000400USN_REASON_EA_CHANGE
0x00000800USN_REASON_SECURITY_CHANGE
0x00001000USN_REASON_RENAME_OLD_NAME
0x00002000USN_REASON_RENAME_NEW_NAME
0x00004000USN_REASON_INDEXABLE_CHANGE
0x00008000USN_REASON_BASIC_INFO_CHANGE
0x00010000USN_REASON_HARD_LINK_CHANGE
0x00020000USN_REASON_COMPRESSION_CHANGE
0x00040000USN_REASON_ENCRYPTION_CHANGE
0x00080000USN_REASON_OBJECT_ID_CHANGE
0x00100000USN_REASON_REPARSE_POINT_CHANGE
0x00200000USN_REASON_STREAM_CHANGE
0x80000000USN_REASON_CLOSE

cancel_delay

The delay in milliseconds to wait before showing the cancel dialog when the Everything database is busy.



http_title_format

The http title format.

See Change the Everything window caption for more information.


http_server_show_drive_labels

Show drive labels for root folders.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


http_server_strings

Customize the built in http server.

See Custom Strings for more information.


alpha

Set the transparency value of the Everything.

0 = transparent. 128 = 50% transparent. 192 = 25% transparent. 255 = opaque.


snap

Snap the Everything search window to the desktop edges. Set to 1 to enable snapping. Set to 0 to disable snapping.


snaplen

The maximum number of pixels from a desktop edge before the Everything search window will snap to it.


thumbnail_fill

Set to 1 to resize the thumbnail to fill the full thumbnail size. Set to 0 to limit the resizing to 1:1.


min_thumbnail_size

Set the minimum thumbnail size in pixels. Must be greater than 0.


max_thumbnail_size

Set the maximum thumbnail size in pixels. Must be greater than 0. Anything larger than thumbnail_load_size will be stretched.


medium_thumbnail_size

Set the medium thumbnail size in pixels.


large_thumbnail_size

Set the large thumbnail size in pixels.


extra_large_thumbnail_size

Set the extra large thumbnail size in pixels.


thumbnail_load_size

Set the internal thumbnail size. The largest supported thumbnail size is 1024x1024.

Set to 0 to use the default internal size (256x256).


show_in_taskbar

Set to 1 to show the Everything taskbar button.

Set to 0 to prevent the Everything search window from showing in the taskbar.


toggle_window_from_tray_icon

Set to 1 to toggle the search window from the tray icon. The taskbar must be ontop, there must not be any topmost windows.

Set to 0 to show or create a new search window from the tray icon.


Set to 1 to brings the focus into view after each search.

Set to 0 to allow the focus to go off screen after a search.


statusbar_selected_item_format


The following string substitutions can be used:

StringSubstitution
$$A single $
$fFull path and file name
$nName
$pPath
$sSize
$eExtension
$tType
$mDate modified
$cDate created
$aDate accessed
$bAttributes
$dDate recently changed
$rRun count
$uDate last run
$lFile list file name

Set to an empty string to use the text from each visible column (showing path last)


minimize_to_tray

When enabled, the Everything Search window will not show up in the task bar when minimized.

The search window can be restored from the tray icon.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


auto_remove_moved_ntfs_volumes

Set to 1 to enable.

Set to 0 to disable.

Automatically remove old NTFS volumes that have moved to a new drive letter.


auto_remove_moved_refs_volumes

Set to 1 to enable.

Set to 0 to disable.

Automatically remove old ReFS volumes that have moved to a new drive letter.


find_mount_points_on_removable_volumes

Look for mount points on removable volumes.

Set to 1 to enable.

Set to 0 to disable.

Can caused undesired access to removable volumes if enabled.


find_subfolders_and_files_max_threads

Set to the number of threads to use.

Set to 0 to use the default number of threads. The default number of threads to use is max_thread / 2 (at least one thread is used).


statusbar_size_format

Set the size format for the total selected size in the status bar.

Must be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0Auto (Bytes/KB/MB/GB depending on size).
1Always Bytes
2Always KB.
3Always MB.

lvm

Enable or disable listview messages. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


ipc

Enable or disable IPC. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


rename_nav

Enable or disable rename navigation or inline renaming. Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


tray_show_command_line

The command line to execute when running Everything from the tray icon.

For example, set to -home to load the home settings when clicking on the tray icon.


dpi

The Dots Per Inch (DPI) multiplier. Use to scale Everything.

Set to 0 to disable.

96 = 100%, 120=125%, 144=150%, 168=175%, 192=200%

This setting is multiplied by the current system DPI.

Please note that some widgets always use the system DPI.


ctrl_mouse_wheel_action

The action to perform when using the mouse wheel with the control held down.

Can be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0None.
1Change view
2Change zoom

allow_open

Allow executing results.

Set to 1 to allow. Set to 0 to disallow.


allow_context_menu

Allow right clicking on results.

Set to 1 to allow. Set to 0 to disallow.


allow_delete

Allow deleting results.

Set to 1 to allow. Set to 0 to disallow.


allow_rename

Allow renaming results.

Set to 1 to allow. Set to 0 to disallow.


allow_cut

Allow cutting/moving results.

Set to 1 to allow. Set to 0 to disallow.


allow_copy

Allow copying results.

Set to 1 to allow. Set to 0 to disallow.


allow_paste

Allow pasting results.

Set to 1 to allow. Set to 0 to disallow.


allow_drag_drop

Allow dragging results and allow dropping on results.

Set to 1 to allow. Set to 0 to disallow.


auto_column_widths

Auto adjust column widths when resizing the search window.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


Set the search to the current path in Windows Explorer when opening Everything from a hotkey.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


get_key_name_text

Use the keyboard driver for keyboard button names.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


paste_new_line_op

Convert new lines when pasting multi-line text into the search box.

Can be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0AND (convert new lines to spaces)
1OR (convert new lines to |)

always_update_query_on_search_parameter_change

Update the query when search as you type is disabled and when you change a search option or filter.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


preview_mag_filter

Set the magnify filter for images in the preview window.

Only works for images.


Must be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0Use default setting.
3Color on color. (Performance)
4Half tone (Quality)

preview_min_filter

Set the mipmap filter for images in the preview window.

Only works for images.


Must be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0Use default setting.
3Color on color. (Performance)
4Half tone (Quality)

preview_fill

Set to 1 to resize the preview image to fill the full preview window. Set to 0 to limit the resizing to 1:1.

Only works for images.


show_preview_handlers_in_preview_pane

Allow system preview handlers in the preview pane. Everything has a built in preview handler for images.

Set to 0 to use the system setting. Set to 1 to allow. Set to 2 to disallow. The system setting can be changed from Windows Explorer -> Tools -> Folder Options... -> View -> Show preview handlers in preview pane.


preview_load_size

The single value used for both width and height in pixels of the image preview load buffer. Set to 0 to use the default of 1024.


service_pipe_name

Name of the service pipe.

Must be in the form of \\.\pipe\pipename

Leave blank to use the default pipe name: \\.\pipe\Everything Service


thumbnail_mouseover_border_color

Set the thumbnail mouse over border color.

Use the following color format: #RRGGBB


preview_background_color

Set the preview background color.

Use the following color format: #RRGGBB


etp_client_rewrite_patterns

etp_client_rewrite_substitutions

A comma (,) separated list of ETP link rewrites.

For example, on the ETP server you may have a folder D:\folder1 which is shared as \\ETPserver\folder1.

Set the pattern to: "D:\folder1"

set the substitution to: "\\ETPserver\folder1"


icons_only

Always display icons, never thumbnails.


Must be one of the following values:

ValueDescription
0Use system setting.
1Icons only
2Thumbnails

The system setting can be changed in Windows Explorer -> Tools -> Folder Options... -> View -> Always show icons, never thumbnails.


auto_scroll_repeat_delay

The delay to wait in milliseconds before auto scrolling the result list.


auto_scroll_repeat_rate

The repeat rate in milliseconds to auto scroll the result list.


open_many_files_warning_threshold

Show the open many files warning dialog when attempting to open more than the specified number of files.


search_edit_drag_accept_files

Allow files and folders to be dropped on the search edit. When a single folder is dropped, Everything will search inside this folder. When multiple files and/or folders are dropped, a file list search is generated to find the specified files and folders.


always_request_all_fileinfo

Always request file information, even when it is not displayed in the result list.


replace_exact_trailing_star_dot_star_with_star

Replace *.* with *

Only works when match_whole_filename_when_using_wildcards is enabled.

When enabled, *.* also matches files that do not contain a .

When disabled, *.* matches only files containing a .

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


allow_exclamation_point_not

Allow ! to be used as a NOT operator.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


search_command_prefix

The search command prefix. If convert_forward_slash_to_backslash is enabled, you may wish to change this to > or some other prefix.


auto_complete_search_command

Allow TAB to auto complete search commands. The search must current start with the search command prefix.

Set to 1 to enable. Set to 0 to disable.


listview_tooltips

Show or don't show tooltips in the result list. Set to 1 to show tooltips. Set to 0 to not show tooltips.


show_detailed_listview_tooltips

Show detailed tooltips in thumbnail view.

Set to 1 to show text for all visible column types. Set to 0 to show the name only.



Backup

To make a backup of all settings:

  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:

    /config_save
  • Choose a filename and destination and click Save.


Restore

To restore all settings:

  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:

    /config_load
  • Select a Everything.ini and click Open.


Restore default settings

To restore all the default settings in Everything:

  • Exit "Everything"

  • Delete the Everything.ini file in %APPDATA%\Everything

  • Restart Everything.


Custom filename

Use Everything.exe -config <Everything.ini> to specify the filename of the Everything ini file.


See also


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