General Questions

Where is Listary? I can’t find it after installation.

Listary runs in background, but you can access it from anywhere instantly.

  • Double click on any part of the empty area in Explorer, Desktop and file dialogs.
  • Hot key Win + S and mouse middle-click work in all applications supported by Listary.
  • After opening an Explorer window, you can also press any key to let the toolbar show up.

How can I backup/restore my Listary settings?

All settings of Listary are stored in one UserData folder. It’s located in:

  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Users\<Your User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Listary\UserData
  • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<Your User Name>\Application Data\Listary\UserData
  • Portable version: The same folder as Listary.exe

Please exit Listary before backing up or restoring this folder.

How can I disable Listary for a specific application?

If the Listary toolbar shows up in the application, please click Smart menu – Disable Listary for This Application.

How to set Default File Manager for Total Commander?

Path: path of your totalcmd.exe
Param: /O /T "%1" (this will open the folder in existing Total Commander window in a new tab)


Disk Search

Why I can’t use disk search on some drives?

Disk search only supports NTFS partitions. The drive also cannot be a removable device like a USB flash drive.

How long does it take to index all my files?

Normally a few seconds in background.

Listary Pro

How to download Listary Pro?

Listary Pro uses the same installer as the free version of Listary. If you’re using Listary, you already have it. Otherwise please download it here.

How to enter the license?

Right click Listary’s tray icon, select Options, and then paste your license there.


How can I add the current folder as a favorite?

Let Listary show up first, then simply click “Add Here” in the favorite menu.

Find As You Type for File List

How does this feature work?

This feature lets you browse through large, unmanageable lists of files, folders and other entries with incredible ease.

It performs a Google like keyword search. For example, if you want to select “MyPhoto0711.jpg”, all the following search terms will work:

  • my
  • photo
  • photo .jpg
  • .jpg photo

####How do I use this feature in Windows Explorer?
After opening an Explorer window, you can start typing your keywords directly. Nothing else needs to be done.

You can press Esc to hide the toolbar.

How do I use this feature in file dialogs?

There are several different ways to use the find as you type feature in file dialogs:

  • Press hot key Win + S and type your keywords.
  • Set input focus to the file list (by clicking it or use Tab), and then type your keywords.
  • Click the search box in Listary toolbar, and then type your keywords.

Third-Party Reviews

Credits and Attributions

Open source projects used by Listary

Icons used by Listary