Since I've updated to Windows 10, Search Everything always ask for an UAC. I run this application as an service and have already unchecked the 'run as administrator' (this is the suggested solution in other post).

(This question has been asked before, for Windows 7, but the solution provided there seems to be obsolete.)

  • have you tried my trick to install everything as service? Aug 5, 2016 at 15:12
  • Yes it did, thank you for the help and sorry for the late response Aug 10, 2016 at 21:15
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    What is "Search Everything"? From voidtools? Jun 11, 2018 at 13:16

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Run setup again and select to install Everything as Windows service.

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Now the 2nd everything.exe runs with normal user permissions without any UAC prompt.

  • But what if we want to get access to all files instead of just the user's ones?
    – skan
    Mar 21, 2021 at 11:09
  • I have no idea what you mean? This tool searches all files Mar 21, 2021 at 11:18

Disabling UAC in Windows 10 should never be suggested, as the launch contracts for applications using the UWP rely heavily on the feature. With UAC disabled, you will lose the ability to use various "Modern" applications - and new core components are being transferred to this model in each build. Examples of applications and components that could be affected and lose functionality are the ShellExperienceHost , Cortana, and in 1703 ...File Explorer.


You have to disable or lower the UAC in Windows 10. There are two ways to do so:

Option 1: Change User Account Control Settings in Control Panel

Option 2: Change User Account Control Settings using a REG file

Steps for option 1:

  1. Open Control panel.
  2. Click user accounts icon.
  3. Click Change User Account Control settings. (If you get a UAC prompt click yes)
  4. Slide the slider down to each level and click ok
  5. Try running search everything. Repeat step 4 until desired outcome is achieved.

Steps for Option 2:

  1. Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows + R key combination, type in regedit and press Enter.

  2. If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to continue.

  3. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

  4. In right-side pane, look for a EnableLUA and set the value to 0 and close Registry Editor. (If you do not have this DWORD value, then create it.)

  5. Restart your computer.

Thank you.

  • Please avoid doing quick link answers, you can add a quick summary of how to get to the option in control panel using bullet points. Only takes a minute or two and vastly improves your quality of answer.
    – Lister
    Aug 3, 2016 at 9:55
  • You could have avoid the downvote. Understand by reading is not that hard. Aug 3, 2016 at 10:42
  • "Provide context for links Links to external resources are encouraged, but please add context around the link so your fellow users will have some idea what it is and why it’s there. Always quote the most relevant part of an important link, in case the target site is unreachable or goes permanently offline." Part of how to write a good answer in the help pages. superuser.com/help/how-to-answer
    – Lister
    Aug 3, 2016 at 10:48
  • @Lister Is it okay now? Thank you. Aug 3, 2016 at 11:22
  • Aye all good, not trying to be a pain, just makes life a little bit easier for everyone. That and protects us from the eventual 404 on the links! Already flipped the down to an upvote
    – Lister
    Aug 3, 2016 at 11:23

I found I had to install the x86 version, NOT the x64 version, using magicandre1981 suggestion to install Everything as a Windows service.

Specifically, Everything- worked, Everything- did not work.

  • Sounds like you had a 32-bit version of Windows installed. The accepted answer just recommended Everything in general. Rest assured both versions actually work.
    – Ramhound
    Dec 21, 2019 at 23:53
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    @Ramhound. Sorry, it didn't work for me. I tried it several times. It could be that my newer version of Everything has this issue. Here is my system information: Edition: Windows 10 Pro. Version: 1903. Installed on: 2019-09-03. OS build: 18362.535 System type: 64-bit operating system. x64-base processor. Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2760QM CPU @ 2.40GHz. Please remove the down vote if I am not an idiot. Thanks. I am just trying to be helpful in case someone was in my position. Dec 23, 2019 at 2:24

Write permission to installation folder may require administrator rights, using "%APPDATA%\Everything" should not require administrator rights.

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