SMF – Search my Files v11

billon on 19 Jun 2017
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

SMF is a powerful file search and duplicate finding tool that uses hashing (MD5, CRC32 or SHA1) to determine similarity. Includes a host of filter capabilities and a result-reporting tool, with which you can sub-filter the result set according to your needs.

The program lets you search by last modified date, keyword, or file attribute; pictures of a certain filesize, dimension, or metadata info; MP3s by length, author, or bitrate; and duplicate pictures that have a certain filesize or dimension.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Creative Commons
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch SMF.exe
  3. At first run, click "Start SMF". The Portable Install should be selected and Explorer ContextMenu Integration should be grayed out.
What's new? Updated:
  • Improved file and duplicates search speed.
  • Lots of other small bug fixes and style changes.
  • SQLite Dll to 3.19.3.
  • MediaInfo Dll to 0.7.96.
  • TrID Definitions to version 2017 Jun 15.
  • Error in Report thumbnails cached in DB.
  • Single quote ‘ in filenames led to errors in report.
  • Win XP compatibility.

13 comments on SMF – Search my Files  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

hdlbob 2010-03-07 16:06

I like this one. Lots of features. The screenshot link at PFC of the install dialog box doesn't do justice to the program. Go to the webpage and see the full screenshots of the program in action. As I mentioned in the forums, I'm looking forward to reviews by more knowledgable users on how this compares to other dupfinders and clean-up tools.

guinness 2010-03-07 17:31

The screenshot is when you first start the program. I intentionally did this so users will know what settings to use to 'make Portable' I presume users will visit the site and not download based just on the entry in TPFC.

Crid 2010-08-12 04:05

Weird complications. Interface fonts dont scale, which obscures options. Program dims other software on display and locksout task switching. Music plays without apparent option to mute.

This one has potential but needs lots of polishing. And of course, you can't argue with the price.

At this point IYF seems like the best of the category, but I wish it could search within search results.

KaFu 2010-08-12 11:36

"Interface fonts dont scale, which obscures options."
New to me. Please send me a message on my Homepage, so we can contact via Email. Would like to see a screenshot of what you mean (for me it looks just like the screenshots on my HP).

"Program dims other software on display and locksout task switching. Music plays without apparent option to mute."
It does.. on the "About" page only. Press Close, hit ESC and everything is fine again. Btw, task switching isn't disable, the About page is just topmost.

KaFu 2010-08-12 15:18

After some research I came to the following: I guess you've got a Chinese OS without the fonts "Tahoma", "Arial" and "Lucida Console" which I use in SMF. So the system defaults to the "SimSun" font, which has different dimensions and busted the GUI. I've downloaded that font and see the the fallback-layout in such a case will be acceptable with the next release.

Jainendra 2010-08-14 14:31

Great utility !
Somehow I believe that GUI still has room for improvement. What you think kaFu ?

Thanks a lot...................

KaFu 2010-08-14 17:13

You're welcome :). Hmmm, what exactly bothers you with the GUI design? Already consumed uncountable hours :). I'll gladly accept specific requests.

KaFu 2011-02-13 15:34

Updated to version 1.5... enjoy :)!

KaFu 2011-02-13 15:35

Btw... it would be nice if you would update the screenshot... maybe to this one:

Bill 2011-05-29 20:46

Interesting app but AutoIt crashed with a "Could not allocate memory" after reading about 3,192 files out of a total of 287,310 during a search for duplicate files over 4 drives. Will play around with some of the other search features to see what it can do. I use CloneSpy to search for duplicate files, IYF for basic file search, and X1 (not free but good) for detailed file searches. This one program might substitute for at least two of those apps if it can handle the volume.


KaFu 2011-05-29 21:29

Bill, thanks for the feedback! I've never tested it on such a large amount of files, because I usually apply the "Pre-Filter" by size to speed up the search dramatically (e.g. > 2 MB). I'm quite sure this issue can be fixed by chopping the data to be analyzed into smaller portions. Will do some research and for sure fix it for v1.7 :)...
Best Regards


KaFu 2011-06-02 07:52

Re-release v1.6 with minor changes. The bug mentioned above should be fixed. Best Regards


guinness 2011-06-02 10:21

Done! I was a little slow this time :D


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