DocFetcher - File Content Indexer

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Re: DocFetcher - File Content Indexer

#46 Post by webfork » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:35 am

Emka wrote:v1.1.11 is out
Ah great news.

February 19th, 2014
  • Features:
    Added EPUB support.
    Advanced settings: New entry 'SkipTarArchives' for disabling tar archive support.
    Bugfixes:
    Bug #659: Windows installer downloaded an obsolete Java runtime version.
    Bug #670: Crash when entering an invalid value into the occurrence field above the preview pane.
    Bug #573, #612 and others: Crash while indexing zip archives.
    Changes:
    For developers:) Removed AspectJ dependency.
    Updated Russian GUI translation.
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/ ... 10899.html
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Re: DocFetcher - File Content Indexer

#47 Post by robertcollier4 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:14 pm

https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/ind ... _next=next
Skrommel
"InEverything - Search inside files using the Everything NTFS search engine.

I use Everything to search for files, but it doesn't search inside files, so I've thrown together a solution. Beta.

To run the script, you need to download Everything and ES from http://www.voidtools.com/download.php. Install Everything, turn on Tools - Options - ETP/FTP and check Start ETP/FTP server on startup. Plase ES.exe next to the script."

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Re: DocFetcher - File Content Indexer

#48 Post by webfork » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:25 am

Update: whatever was causing this issue has cleared up in 1.1.13. Note: I backed up to version 1.1.11 as there were issues creating multiple indexes on 1.1.12 in my Win7x64 environment.

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DocFetcher 1.1.12 is out. I use this program quite a bit and v.1.1.11 was fairly bug free so I haven't seen a clear indicator that the new version fixes something in particular but always good to see an open, active project surrounding freeware I love.

Changelog: http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-S ... cher.shtml

Home: http://docfetcher.sourceforge.net/en/index.html and Softpedia: http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/ ... 48322.html
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Re: DocFetcher - File Content Indexer

#49 Post by Emka » Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:50 am

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#50 Post by webfork » Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:44 pm

Thanks for adding that, Emka.
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Re: DocFetcher - File Content Indexer

#51 Post by webfork » Sat May 16, 2015 7:33 pm

Been working with program over the last two years now and feel like I should give it a separate post for this.

Wishlist:
  • Search entirely by file dates (thinking of another box next to the size box)
  • Ability to search by various types of metadata
  • DjVu capability - according to this it doesn't look very posible: http://sourceforge.net/p/docfetcher/fea ... quests/35/).
  • Ability to set processor usage. While the program is running javaw.exe *32 process is almost always running as much as 13% processor usage for indexing. Would like to be able to keep that to a minimum.
  • In the "Document Types" window along with check, uncheck, and invert, I'd like to see "Microsoft, OpenOffice, and 'other'"
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Re: DocFetcher - File Content Indexer

#52 Post by webfork » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:19 pm

I'm pleased to report that PA is working on a DocFetcher version. I'm obviously a fan of the program so more attention is always good but this is huge for people who need a solid search program but have network requirements against Java installations, which I ran into recently.

http://portableapps.com/node/53747
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Re: DocFetcher - File Content Indexer

#53 Post by webfork » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:39 pm

Usage note: this program lists support for "PST" but two separate installations of Office 2010 I tested didn't have a PST file to check. I went digging and fortunately you can use an "OST" file located here:

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\EMAIL@ADDRESS.ost

DocFetcher didn't seem to know the difference and indexed it as normal.

This article gives some insight on finding the file: https://askleo.com/where_is_my_outlook_ ... e_located/
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Re: DocFetcher - File Content Indexer

#54 Post by webfork » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:23 am

So I recently ran into a situation where I had to search many thousands of very large, detailed documents and realized that DocFetcher had some memory limitations past a certain set of documents. I tested out X1 (https://www.x1.com/), which has some amazing features but I still find myself really preferring DocFetcher

DocFetcher:
* Generally more responsive
* Always finds the text you're searching for in the document preview window
* Generally simpler (setup can sometimes be tedious but past that it's very easy)

X1:
* MUCH more detailed preview window (DF is just text)
* Searches more file types
* Ability to search a much larger database of documents
* Searches Outlook a bit better, searches Outlook attachments
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