SMF – Search my Files v15

Andrew Lee on 7 Jun 2023
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Jun 2023
  • 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.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
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 – SQLite Dll to 3.42.0
  • Updated – MediaInfo Dll to 23.04
  • Updated – TrID Definitions to version 2023-May-14
  • Updated – Added dHash visual similarity check
  • Updated – Improved thumbnail creation speed
  • Fixed – Caching of hashes to speed up duplicate search
  • Fixed – Report crash on stats change
  • Fixed – CTRL+ALT+F explorer integration
  • Updated – Lots of other small bug fixes and style changes

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

KaFu 2021-10-10 11:21

@olliebean: Issue with portable install fixed with v14, please report bugs on my homepage.
Regards, Karsten


olliebean 2021-03-28 13:13

This doesn't seem to be truly portable. On its first run, it "installs" the portable version, meaning that although all data and settings are stored within the application directory, that location is hardcoded within the settings as an absolute, not a relative path. If that directory is moved, the program will either continue to use the original location for its settings - or, if that directory no longer exists, will "reinstall" into the new directory, and wipe the previous settings and database even though they still existed within the directory. The only way around this would be to manually edit the SMF_Files setting in the SMF.ini file any time the application directory is moved to a new location.


guinness 2011-06-02 10:21

Done! I was a little slow this time :D


KaFu 2011-06-02 07:52

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


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


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 2011-02-13 15:35

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

KaFu 2011-02-13 15:34

Updated to version 1.5... enjoy :)!

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.

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...................

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