Is Everything can be integrated in Windows Explorer?

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Stamimail
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Is Everything can be integrated in Windows Explorer?

Postby Stamimail » Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:48 pm

Adding button might be by Classic Shell.
Default behaviour: Searching the current folder.
illustration:
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therube
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Re: Is Everything can be integrated in Windows Explorer?

Postby therube » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:12 am


Stamimail
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Re: Is Everything can be integrated in Windows Explorer?

Postby Stamimail » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:15 pm

I'm not sure what you meant,
But what similiar is that "connectors" let you see the results coming from a WebPage in the Windows Explorer.
I want the same thing, but results (+search) from Everyhing app.
In other words,
I will not have to open new Everthing window for searching the folder, but I'll get Everyhing build in Windows Explorer window.

void
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Re: Is Everything can be integrated in Windows Explorer?

Postby void » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:05 am

I don't have any immediate plans to integrate Everything into Windows Explorer.
Maybe this will be added in a future release.

I think it's MasterFind that has Windows Explorer integration, you might like to give that a try.

Stamimail
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Re: Is Everything can be integrated in Windows Explorer?

Postby Stamimail » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:24 pm

void wrote:I think it's MasterFind that has Windows Explorer integration, you might like to give that a try.

Sorry for not understanding this sentence. I would appreciate if you would explain this sentence in other words.

BTW, I'm not sure, but maybe by using QTTabBar it will be more simple to get the trick.
http://qttabbar.wikidot.com
http://qttabbar.wikidot.com/scripting
Contact developer (Contact Quizo) also might be helpful.

therube
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Re: Is Everything can be integrated in Windows Explorer?

Postby therube » Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:02 am

"MasterFind" would be the name of a (different) search program, though I'm not finding anything meaningful with that name.

Stamimail
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Re: Is Everything can be integrated in Windows Explorer?

Postby Stamimail » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:26 pm

therube, it is now understood. Thank you.

void, Why do I need MasterFind if we have the option to use the build-in Windows search?
The whole idea was to use Everything engine style and preferences.

I wish "any immediate plans" will come soon. My experience with Everything brings me back again and again to what we have talked about, "bars" and "check boxes" idea. I think it's a good idea.

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Re: Is Everything can be integrated in Windows Explorer?

Postby Stamimail » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:24 pm

I found it...
It was explained by doc file called: "My Design for Everything.doc"
File attached.

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void
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Re: Is Everything can be integrated in Windows Explorer?

Postby void » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:14 am

Toolbar features like the one you mentioned are still on my TODO list, I'm not sure I'll get to them before the next beta release.

SuperDude
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Re: Is Everything can be integrated in Windows Explorer?

Postby SuperDude » Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:11 pm

You can create a customized registry entry that will add Search selected FOLDER with Everything to a folder's context menu. It also adds an icon to the context menu entry. Here are conditions you will need to take into account to get it working on your computer:

* On my computer (Windows 8.1), I run Everything from C:\Everything (change this path to match where Everything is on your computer)
* The context menu icon I use is here: C:\Everything\Everything.ico

The registry entry looks like this:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Search selected FOLDER with Everything]
"Icon"="\"C:\\Everything\\Everything.ico\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Search selected FOLDER with Everything\Command]
@="\"C:\\Everything\\Everything.exe\" -path \"%1\""



Copy the text above and save it as a file named Search selected FOLDER with Everything.reg Merge it into the Registry (double-click on the file to merge).

Now, when you right-click on a folder in the folder tree, Search selected FOLDER with Everything will appear on the context menu (including an icon). Clicking on the entry will open an Everything window with that folder's - and its sub-folders' - contents listed. Move the cursor to the end of the search bar, then you can then start typing your search terms to filter down to what you are looking for. In the following screenshot, I right-clicked on the C:\Windows\System32 folder, then told Everything to find all .DLL files in the folder (it will also find all .DLL files in that folder's sub-folders):

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You can enable a context menu to search starting at the root of a disk drive using the following data:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\Search selected DRIVE with Everything]
"Icon"="C:\\Everything\\Everything.ico"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\Search selected DRIVE with Everything\Command]
@="\"C:\\Everything\\Everything.exe\" -path \"%1\""


Stamimail
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Re: Is Everything can be integrated in Windows Explorer?

Postby Stamimail » Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:12 pm

Thank you very much.
Currently I prefer to use a Classic Shell button (Toolbar Buttons) to do search folder.

Syntax:
"FullPathToExe" -filename "%1"


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