A post about Everything
Everything has changed everything!
Although I do use Windows Desktop Search 4.0 to index my e-mail, and the contents of files, I still found it didn’t cover quite everything. What I needed was a way to find a file by name…but sometimes I only knew part of the name, and that might be just the middle part!
I know WDS can do this. But I first have to allow it to index my entire hard drive, which is not something I wanted to do. I use WDS primarily to index my source code, SDK’s, and everything in Outlook. Although WDS works well, it feels a bit like a resource hog at times.
Everything to the rescue. It is exactly what I’ve been looking for. It is very light on resources, it’s responsive, and it helps me find *any* file on my system by name…or I can use regular expressions to search by name as well.
In fact, according to their FAQ,
A fresh install of Windows XP SP2 (about 20,000 files) will use about 3-5mb of ram and less than 1mb of disk space. 1,000,000 files will use about 45mb of ram and 5mb of disk space.
This has become an essential utility that I install on every Windows system I work with.