25 Sep 2011

Launchy + Search Everything = Win

When operating on a Windows operating system I miss using GNU/Linux’s Locate … so I replace it with a combination of Launchy and Search Everything. Search Everything indexes the names of all the files on your hard drive.  Launchy is a quick “Commandline Style” program launcher. After installing both programs, right click on the Search Everything Start Menu entry and modify the Properties.  Replace the target properties with “C:Program Files (x86)EverythingEverything.exe” -search " Now, right bring up the Launchy window and rebuild the catalog. Once Search Everything has a chance to index the contents of the hard drive, you can bring up Launchy type Search {Tab} STRINGTOSEARCHFOR. This will bring up the Search Everything window using your search term!