Everything Efu Explorer
A helper tool to explore/browse folders in .efu files in Everything.
Similar to folder navigation in Windows Explorer.
Useful for browsing indexes of offline drives.
Download page: https://www.dcmember...ything-efu-explorer/setup
1 In Everything, go to Tools > Options > Keyboard
and add "Ctrl+L" for "File | Close File List"
2 In Everything go to View and enable Status Barusage
In Everything type ext:efu to list all your .efu files
Press Enter or Alt+Enter or Alt+Right on a .efu file = start efu browse mode
In efu browse mode:
Alt+Enter = exit efu browse mode
Enter or Alt+Right = navigate into selected folder
Alt+Left or Alt+Up = navigate to parent folder
Tip: end your .efu file names with _X where X is the indexed drive's label.
Example: save the index of drive G: as "whatever_G.efu"
Then that root folder is browsed to automatically when you enter efu mode.
Tip: add everything_efu_explorer to the Windows startup folderfeature request ware
everything_efu_explorer is "feature request ware". I hope the Everything developer likes it and makes these features native.
Wishlist: I wish Everything had a hotkey to change the window background color, to signal that efu browse mode is started. The Everything.ini file has a normal_background_color variable but to apply a change there we must first shut down Everything, then change the ini, then restart Everything.BackgroundEverything
is a very fast file and folder search engine - a great program! Everything has a feature called File Lists
that saves a list of search results to an .efu file for later access.
When a .efu file is loaded Everything lists all files/folders in the index matching the search string. But sometimes it can be useful to browse an index of a drive folder by folder, like when navigating from folder to subfolder in Explorer. And that is precisely what Everything Efu Explorer enables. This helper tool makes it more convenient to use Everything as a disc/drive cataloger. Companion script to automatically save drive indexes to .efu file list files. 180223
new version of efu_make script to help create .efu files. The update reflects a change in command line syntax in never versions of ES.exe
;efu_make by Nod5
;a helper tool to index drives to Everything .efu files
;- install Autohotkey, https://www.autohotkey.com/
;- install Everything 22.214.171.1245 , https://www.voidtools.com/
;- download es.exe 126.96.36.199 , https://www.voidtools.com/downloads/
;- save script as efu_make.ahk , compile to efu_make.exe
;- place es.exe in the same folder as efu_make.exe
;run efu_make from the command line with a string of drive letters as parameter
;example: C:\folder\efu_make.exe CFG
;example output: C:\folder\YYMMDD_C.efu , ... _F.efu , ... _G.efu
drives = %1%
make new .
efu ... %A_LoopField% , 400, 200
;old ES efu export syntax
;RunWait, "%A_Scriptdir%\es.exe" "%A_LoopField%:\" -efu "%A_ScriptDir%\%stamp%_%A_LoopField%.efu" -p -s ,, Min
;new ES efu export syntax
RunWait, "%A_Scriptdir%\es.exe" -
efu "%A_ScriptDir%\%stamp%_%A_LoopField%.efu" "%A_LoopField%:\",,
make new .
done! , 400, 200