Everything Search is without doubt one of the fastest search tools that is available for the Windows operating system. It is a lot faster than the built-in Windows Search tool as it returns results nearly instantly, and supports lots of customization options to optimize searches.
To name just a few features: in-content search options, support for complex queries, RegEx, Bookmarks, Folder indexing options, and support for custom searches.
EverythingToolbar is an open source program that adds Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar. You get a search field on the taskbar once everything is set up to type your searches directly from the taskbar.
Attention: Note that EverythingToolbar requires Everything, and that the search program needs to run in the background for the toolbar search functionality to work. The installer is compatible with Windows 10 and requires the .NET Framework 4.7 according to the system requirements.
Setup requires a couple of steps.
You can uninstall the toolbar at any time by right-clicking on the uninstall.cmd file in the EverythingToolbar folder and selecting the "run as administrator" option.
Searches work as fast as in Everything Search; you may notice that the default listing is of limited use, as it only displays file or folder names, and modification dates. If you get multiple filenames of the same name, you may not be able to distinguish between them.
Right-click on the EverythingToolbar and activate the "Detailed View" option to add path information to the results listing.
You may also enable the following options:
Most search parameters come from Everything Search directly, e.g. which files, locations and data gets indexed.
Adding Everything Search to the Windows 10 taskbar may appeal to users who use the search tool regularly. You could also set up a keyboard shortcut to trigger the program window whenever you need it, but options are always fine. Windows Search continues to function, and it sits on top of the taskbar.
EverythingToolbar offers a good option for Everything Search users to integrate the search functionality deeper into Windows.
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