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HeyItsJono
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"Unable to open file list"

Post by HeyItsJono » Sun May 03, 2015 8:36 am

Hi there,
I'm currently trying to integrate Everything search into Launchy following this guide here:
http://lifehacker.com/5274774/integrate ... nd-launchy

I've followed the instructions by making a shortcut to Everything.exe and changing it's target to "C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe" -search". however when I try specifying a search from within Launchy, Everything opens and pops up with the following:
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(assuming 'test' is my search query)

Is there any way to get Everything to accept search queries via the -search flag and Launchy? Thanks!

therube
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Re: "Unable to open file list"

Post by therube » Sun May 03, 2015 1:43 pm

It's acting as if the -search switch were not there.
I'm not familiar with Launchy, but are you sure that the command it is sending does include the -search switch?

In the article it mentions he used a shortcut rather then a "run command" with Launchy?

HeyItsJono
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Re: "Unable to open file list"

Post by HeyItsJono » Sun May 03, 2015 2:28 pm

therube wrote:It's acting as if the -search switch were not there.
I'm not familiar with Launchy, but are you sure that the command it is sending does include the -search switch?

In the article it mentions he used a shortcut rather then a "run command" with Launchy?
Hi there,
My set-up is that I have a shortcut called "f.exe.lnk" in some directory that Launchy indexes. The shortcut points to Everything and includes the -search switch. This is what the properties window looks like:
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S0und
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Re: "Unable to open file list"

Post by S0und » Tue May 12, 2015 10:43 am

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This way you don't need any icon.

So the Program field should be Everything.exe, and the Arguments: -s " $$

HeyItsJono
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Re: "Unable to open file list"

Post by HeyItsJono » Thu May 14, 2015 1:47 am

S0und wrote:Image

This way you don't need any icon.

So the Program field should be Everything.exe, and the Arguments: -s " $$
This worked perfectly, thank you!

disho
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Re: "Unable to open file list"

Post by disho » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:25 pm

I`m use launchy and everythings 1.4.1 beta x64 on windows 10 x64, but when trying to launch it with launchy error "Unable to open file list ...".
edit shortcut with [ -s " $$] or [ -s "] or [ -search "] or [ -search " $$] no success! any suggestion?
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void
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Re: "Unable to open file list"

Post by void » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:28 am

I've installed Launchy and [-s " $$] works for me.

If you enable the debug console in Everything you can see the command line that was passed to Everything:
  • In Everything 1.4.1, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /debug
    Run Everything from Launchy.
    Look for the following line in the Everything debug console:
    cl: "C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe" -s " foo
To close the debug console:
  • In Everything 1.4.1, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /debug

spartanhooah
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Re: "Unable to open file list"

Post by spartanhooah » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:56 am

I'm having the same problem. Launchy version 2.5.0, everything version 1.4.1.877 (x64). The runner in Launchy is set as

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Everything | C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe | -s " $$
(pipes dividing table cells). When I search for "debug", I get the error message from Everything saying "Unable to open file list: C:\Program Files\Everything\debug is not a valid file list". In the debug console, I see

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cl: "C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe" debug
. What else can I check?

void
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Re: "Unable to open file list"

Post by void » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:14 am

Everything is started with the command line:
"C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe" debug

For some reason, Launchy is not passing the -s " part.
I've just tested Launchy 2.5.0 and it was working ok for me.

I won't be much help, sorry.

spartanhooah
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Re: "Unable to open file list"

Post by spartanhooah » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:03 am

Poking around on the Launchy forums a bit, I realized that Everything.exe shows up twice when I type "everything" into Launchy - once as the executable, and once as

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C:\Path\To|Everything\Everything.exe%%%-s " $$
. Not sure what happened, but after having success with one search term using this second entry, I was able to use it as a regular Runner.

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