Missing files

Certain files under Windows Vista and Windows 7 are hard links.

"Everything" will not include hard links.

For example, on Windows 7 C:\windows\notepad.exe is a hard link to c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe

Only the original file c:\windows\system32\notepad.exe will show in "Everything".

Corrupt files and folders are automatically excluded by "Everything". Please check your disk(s) for errors.

To check your disk(s) for errors:

  • In My Computer, for each volume:
  • Right click and select Properties.
  • Click the Tools tab.
  • Click Check now....
  • Select Automatically fix file system errors.
  • Click Start.
  • If prompted to schedule the disk check the next time you restart the computer select Yes.

Rebuilding the database

To force "Everything" to rebuild the database:

  • In "Everything", from the the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Indexes tab.
  • Click Force rebuild.
  • Click OK.

Recreate the USN Journal

To force the NTFS driver to rebuild the USN Journal:

  • In "Everything", from the the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the NTFS tab.
  • Select the NTFS volume .
  • Uncheck Enable USN Journal Logging.
  • Click Apply.
  • Check Enable USN Journal Logging.
  • Click OK.

HTTP Server does not start

This is most commonly caused by another service using port 80.

Try to change the HTTP server port.

For example: to change the HTTP server port to 8080:

  • In "Everything", from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Under the HTTP tab, change the HTTP Server Port to 8080.
  • Click OK.

To connect to this server:

  • In your web browser, enter http://localhost:8080
  • Change localhost to the server name for remote access.

Everything doesn't save settings

Please make sure Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything is enabled or please make sure you have write access to the Everything installation folder.

Debug mode.

The debug console can be toggled with the Ctrl + ` key.

See forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1713 for more information.


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