Search Everything... folder context menu item

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Search Everything... folder context menu item

Post by void » Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:54 am



To show the Search Everything... folder context menu item when right-clicking folders:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Check Show Search Everything... folder context menu item. (make sure this is tick-checked)
    (If this is indeterminate/square-checked then the context menu is partially installed)
  • Click OK.






For the best results, ensure Everything is running as a standard user:
  • 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.


Technical Information

Everything creates the following registry key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Search Everything...
Under this key, there is a String Value with the Name: Icon
With the value set to: C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe,0
This defines the icon in the context menu.





Everything creates the following registry key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Search Everything...\command
Under this key, the (Default) value is set to: "C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe" -path "%1"
(%1 is replaced with the current folder)
This defines the command to execute when clicking on the context menu item.





Everything creates the following registry key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Search Everything...
Under this key, there is a String Value with the Name: Icon
With the value set to: C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe,0
This defines the icon in the context menu.





Everything creates the following registry key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Search Everything...\command
Under this key, the (Default) value is set to: "C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe" -path "%V"
(%V is replaced with the current folder)
This defines the command to execute when clicking on the context menu item.





The HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder entry defines the context menu when you right-click directly on a folder.
The HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background entry defines the context menu when you right-click on a blank area in a folder.

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