Index Your Files v5.0.2.6

Wolfghost on 19 Nov 2013

Index Your Files allows you to search through all your files or folders on local or networked drives. Searching can be done by name, date, size, location etc., and boolean operators are available to to perform multiple keyword searches. You can invoke Windows Explorer context menus on found files to perform operations such as drag/drop, copy, rename, delete etc. It also includes internal viewers for text, HTML and image files.

As the name implies, the program must index the area before searching, but afterward searches almost instantly.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch iyf.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed - Small text (tntpnl38) in the search panel (Windows 7)
  • Added - Polish language
Note: Working an a major update with many improvements.

45 comments on Index Your Files  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Gary 2007-02-19 07:20

An appreciated feature here is its ability to create different databases which could represent files on different machines. Great portability! Now, would be nice if it could search within the files themselves...


--Gary :)

Crash 2007-02-19 11:18

Searching "within" files is a feature of their commercial product Index Your Files - Revolution.

Paul Moth 2007-02-19 13:53

I like the speed and small size. Works great. I think I will buy the one that works directly from CD. I like the speed of the built-in viewers.

Rafael Castro 2007-02-19 14:29

Try to search: *.swf/*.mpg/*.avi/*.pdf and look preview. (auto)

Bill 2007-02-19 15:16

For a file name search tool it's great. Too limited of a tool for me if it can't search within files. It's not in the league of Copernic, X1, etc. but I guess it's not trying to be.

Bliky 2007-02-20 01:55

I'm running it on an old PC (400MHz under Win98); indexing speed is very good, and search is way faster than the built-in equivalent from Windows
Excellent choice for a day-to-day search in a folder dedicated to archived documents

De 2007-03-01 15:11

I think this program is great but what is the point of having a Delete function when a file can't be deleted because "it is being used by another person or program". Yip, and that program is Index Your Files.

Rafael Castro 2007-03-02 12:19

Reply to De:
The preview blocks it, Deactivate the preview, delete, and active preview.

kiwichick 2007-04-30 17:12

Cheers for that Rafael. All good now. Have also discovered that it would be nice to have an option to exclude subfolders from indexes. And even just selected subfolders. Eg I want to scan my Documents folder but don't want the Music, Pictures and Video folders included because they are indexes of their own. I would like to be able to include other Documents subfolders though.

kiwichick 2007-04-30 17:13

Sorry Rafael forgot to change name to De.

Kyle 2007-06-11 21:27

FYI, Doesn't support running from or indexing UTF named directories.

Bill 2007-06-11 21:56

Improved. If you move a group of files it doesn't automatically update the index. I thought it hadn't moved about 150 files after I came up with the same files at the same location on a second search. So, I tried to move again. (It's a good thing I had AutoIt to write a script because it would have been annoying to have had to hit the OK key 150 times when it told me the files couldn't be found.. :) There was no way to break out of that error loop gracefully. Some more on screen activity showing the moves would be helpful. Would like to see the ability to checkbox multiple directory's to index when browsing instead of having to pick one at a time. The search inside feature is about average as far as speed goes but since it doesn't index the contents of files that's to be expected. It highlights the first instance in the preview screen but I couldn't find a way to go to the next incidence. I'm a fan of indexing stuff and this is much improved over prior versions. Good work.

kiwichick 2007-06-27 20:27

It would be nice if the website itself had a link for submitting suggestions, etc but it seems here is the only place to do it.

Why is there no option to sort the database lists into alphabetical (or other) order? Is there any way this can be done?

rafael castro 2007-06-28 09:15

reply to kiwichick.
In the page Web the email is.
Http://www.indexyourfiles.com/author.html

... next Alpha add sort database and more :)

RC 2007-06-28 09:21

... edit index.txi with notepad and sort ;-)

MARY JAIYE 2008-01-31 00:23

I NEED A SAMPLE OF AN ALREADY INDEXED FILES.

Gmacri 2008-12-07 14:15

I would like to know if there will be futures updates.
Also how to translate it.

Boaz 2008-12-23 03:53

Quite recommended, the application is small, looks nice and finds file in a breeze.
If I would be asked to improve something I would change the GUI so that only the relevant data could be seen i.e. like the FFox sidebar that can be hidden, but altogether I give it a strong thumbs up and will keep it for use on my USBHD .

Gmacri 2010-02-16 10:09

Rafael Castro: Great Job!
New graphic interface, better preview of files, and others...
I hope you may keep working in this program
Regards!

gian live 2010-02-19 20:38

Rafael, i've sent the translation into brasilian portuguese; please check your email. great job ! tks

Ronald 2010-03-21 13:55

I think this program is great but what is the point of having a Delete function when a file can't be deleted because "it is being used by another person or program

Rename Files

JH 2010-04-11 09:29

I love the program and am loving it even more now that it's been updated, it's been a godsend! The only feature I'm hoping for is the ability to search exact phrases.

David 2010-04-30 21:09

It would be wonderful to have a "show in explorer" option for items that the search returns. Any chance of this? Thanks for the great program!

John Smith 2010-05-02 08:17

@David, You can add a shortcut to the folder %USERPROFILE%\SendTo
with name Explorer
and target %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /e, /select,
(with both commas) Then you can right click on file or folder and send it to the explorer.

Bill 2010-05-30 01:08

Much improved interface and reasonably fast and still easy to use. Indexed about 285,000 files in about 9 minutes. I like that it will index network drives, USB, local drives, etc. Wish list (1) regex searches (2) ability to search in a results list. David and John Smith, the Open folder icon at the bottom of the Search screen shows selected files in Explorer windows. It will open up multiple windows if the files you select are in different folders.

KKK 2010-07-30 11:24

Searching "within" files is a feature of their commercial product Index Your Files - Revolution

Rafael Castro 2010-08-11 19:10

IYF Revolution no longer exists.

Bruce 2010-08-27 04:55

The Zip package still seems to be V5.0.2.4, NOT V5.0.2.5

usdcs 2010-08-27 05:22

I just downloaded it. It is 5.0.2.5, now.

Bruce 2010-08-27 08:00

Ah, that's better :-)

Kermode 2010-10-02 18:13

How do you "disable preview" ?
Also, it seems to launch many files just when you select them (as opposed to double clicking them), very annoying.

RC 2010-11-05 11:58

When hidden the preview (with splitter) IYF not load files in the preview.
It is easier to work with the files found.

rd 2010-11-26 15:15

RC... was that an answer to how to disable preview? Please tell me in english how to disable preview. Where is the box that says "DISABLE PREVIEW"? If IYF is hidden, how do I browse my files? I just want to disable the preview. Shouldn't be this difficult. Can't close the preview window... nothing in setup regarding disabling it. For the love of God... I hate the preview window... i just want to delete files, not watch a freaking movie every time I click on a file. Please enlighten me.

Saleh 2010-11-30 16:09

rd: simply hold the preview pane from the part where there is a splitter between search results and review and hide it.

RC: if you are Rafael Castro, then kudos for a magnificent piece of work! Now if you could only add an option to set a filter on what to index (extensions) and what not, that would make my life easier.

RC 2010-12-15 15:37

guys, one click on splitter, hide preview.

Saleh 2010-12-15 20:46

Rafael, could you give an idea about the new planned features you wrote about in your website?

RC 2010-12-15 22:53

share the database with other IYF real-time
For example: A computer can index the entire network and create databases, other computers may use that database.

add a copy, move, delete files with progress bar, questions about overwrite, skip, continue, etc.

command line

improve the interface

basically it.

all the ideas you have, you can send them by mail.

ChipsNHotSauce 2011-09-05 14:50

@Rafael Castro, Is it possible in the future to track changes to files and update the database in real time?.. use ReadDirectoryChangesW?

V5.0.2.6

pirane 2011-09-17 17:29

Do you: Like the new version 4.0 alpha 16 in the check box and display the data. We have many changes in the new version can not use this version. The tick needs to be locked up and select a few options that are specific. Showing below up space and threads and use the new version have been completely unusable.
You 're always good friends with your vast.

V5.0.2.6

pirane 2011-09-17 17:38

With apologies for repeating my post:
Please help: New to version 4.0 alpha 16 as the Czech box and display the data. We have many changes in the new version can not use this version. The tick needs to be locked up and select a few options that are specific. Showing below up space and threads and use the new version have been completely unusable.
You 're always good friends with your vast.

V5.0.2.6

rodger123 2012-11-02 23:42

link is dead-site is dead,freeware files has this version for download on there mirror.

v5.0.2.6

webfork 2012-11-03 00:33

rodger123: entry updated, thanks

v5.0.2.6

rodger123 2012-11-03 01:10

You are welcome webfork

v5.0.2.6

mmaul@flash.net 2013-11-16 15:21

I liked the program and am trying to use it for indexing a network drive. I'm indexing through a DSL connection that occasionally drops. The index takes about 10 hours for 1.5 million files and the drive size looks on the order of 2.5 TB.

When it drops the connection during this time - is there any way to recover and go on from where the drop occurred?

For a scheduled index - is this incremental or does it start over from no indexing?

v5.0.2.6

Wolfghost 2013-11-19 08:25

Link is back! Fixed

v5.0.2.6

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