CSearcher v1.5.5.0

billon on 8 Dec 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by hugonabais

CSearcher is a lightweight, non-indexing search program with a variety of filters. The program can select by size, date, patterns, text content and maintains a search history. Files can be checked with MD5 and compared with other files, or shown in a HEX viewer.

Results can be exported to HTML or CSV file.

System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework v4.0
Stealth: ? No. Log file saved to AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CSearcher.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SearchMyFiles, Ultra File Search Lite, SMF
What's new?
  • New Tool Strip: "Tools", with a new item: Tools-> "Charts", to help analyse results.
  • New option to invert selected results in Edit-> Invert selected results.
  • Added two command line options that allow the load of saved search criteria and saved restrictions, from XML files.
  • Fixed bug where sometimes neither ASCII nor Unicode were selected in Content restrictions.

2 comments on CSearcher  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

freakazoid 2018-01-20 15:14

Website is promising based on its benchmarks, but I found it harder to use than SearchMyFiles. I primarily use SearchMyFiles to find files containing a certain string in a nested directory.

I tried the Content Restrictions tab with the "Files containing string" textbox filled in, but the search was never able to finish completely and I ended up having to manually abort the search, whereas the results in SearchMyFiles was pretty much instant in a second or two.

Even if CSearcher was working correctly, I still think SearchMyFiles is more intuitive and has a more straightforward options layout. The only thing I don't like about SearchMyFiles is its dual-window layout as search results are displayed in another window.

Also, the dependency on .NET makes this less appealing for me.


two 2017-03-17 14:17

nice standalone tool for a specific purpose, good to have and not messy


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