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'Everything' system search. (Win only)
« on: March 19, 2011, 07:09:33 PM »
I picked this up on reddit yesterday. I've tried other system searches but they've all been resource hawgs trying to build/maintain the file index.  This one is fast.

Q:  How long will it take to index my files?

"Everything" only uses file and folder names and generally takes a few seconds to build its database.
A fresh install of Windows XP SP2 (about 20,000 files) will take about 1 second to index.
1,000,000 files will take about 1 minute.

Q:  Does Everything search file contents?

No, "Everything" does not search file contents, only file and folder names.

Q:  Does "Everything" hog my system resources?

No, "Everything" uses very little system resources.
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.

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