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SearchMyFiles v3.00 Updated

billon on 16 Jul 2019

SearchMyFiles is a powerful alternative to the standard Windows search. It allows you to easily find files by wildcard, last modified/created/last accessed time, file attributes, content (text or binary search), and file size. The program is non-indexing, meaning it searches the drive directly, which is often slower but more accurate.

Can also be used to detect duplicate files via the "Search Mode" drop-down box.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SearchMyFiles.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Ultra File Search Lite
What's new?
  • Added new option: 'Ue Windows search handlers to find text inside Microsoft Office documents and other file types'.
    • When this option is turned on, you can also search text in pdf files as long as the PDF search handler of Microsoft (Windows.Data.pdf.dll) or PDF iFilter of Adobe is installed properly on your system.
  • When choosing the 'Find Folders' option, SearchMyFiles now displays only the folders that match the specified wildcard in the 'Files Wildcard' field.
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smaragdus on 2014-08-14 17:29

SearchMyFiles 2.50 is out.

Checker on 2014-08-14 18:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2018-04-06 14:57

I have tried and used several search apps before and was not very impressed but as soon as I saw that this product was from NirSoft I knew I had to try it. NirSoft makes so many great apps that I use a lot, its difficult to say something new about them due to the fact that just about everything they make works great and is pretty awesome overall. One thing is 4sure the native Micro$oft search engine is close to worthless, so just about anything will be an improvement.
MIKLO

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SwiftSearch v7.5.1 Updated

billon on 6 Jul 2019
  • 610KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jul 2019
  • Suggested by infimum

SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever requiring you to index your drives. It completely bypasses the file system (only NTFS supported) and reads the file table directly every time, which speeds up search significantly. Program also supports path-based search, regular expressions and full directory sizes.

Command-line version is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: CC BY-NC 2.0
How to extract: Download SwiftSearch32.exe or SwiftSearch64.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Add experimental search to limit search to directory subtree.
  • Fixed:
    • Crash on 32-bit;
    • XP bug;
    • Menu checkboxes not toggling;
    • (Mostly) icons not getting loaded;
    • "Dump to table" forgetting to include columns other than Path.
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xor on 2018-04-11 10:53

Pretty fast on my test, fits perfectly in my workflow, a keeper for me :)

Midas on 2018-06-06 07:19

v7.1.3 released ("fix crashes").

Nh on 2018-11-02 02:43

Not dynamic, no settings, no customization.

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UltraFileSearch Lite v5.3.0 New

webfork on 12 Jun 2019
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jan 2019
  • Suggested by joby_toss

UltraFileSearch Lite quickly finds files, folders and text on your local, network, or external media. The program allows you to specify several file masks and drives/folders at the same time; it is able to sort them according to their properties (e.g. modified date) and find files that contain one or more specific words or sentences.

This utility does not use background indexing.

NOTE: Beyond version 5.3.0, the program is shareware. Linking to the last freeware "Lite" version. The shareware version has additional features.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch UltraFileSearchLite.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SearchMyFiles
What's new? See:
https://www.ultrafilesearch.com/history.html
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hamasaki on 2013-10-26 07:04

Whilst I do have a commercial licence for this, my personal favourite search utility is File Locator Pro.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-16 18:55

v4.5.0.15327 released !

rbon on 2019-06-03 17:10

UltraFileSearch Standard V.5.4.0.19067 has been released at March 2019.
It's shareware (30 days) and it's name is UFS Standard.
On download page https://www.ultrafilesearch.com/download.html there are only Standard versions.
@Lyon11111 - AgentRansack on winPenPack:
- program (not portable): http://www.winpenpack.com/main/download.php?view.435
- X-Launcher for AgentRansack: http://www.winpenpack.com/main/download.php?view.1063

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UltraSearch v2.3.2 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2019
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2019
  • Suggested by guinness

UltraSearch searches thousands of files almost instantly. File name searches narrow as they are typed, as well as with wildcards such as "*.exe". Additional information like file size and last change date are present, as well as access to Explorer's own context menu. You can exclude folders, files, or file-types by providing an "exclude" filter and results can be exported as text, RTF, HTML, CSV and Excel file, or printed.

The program works with NTFS-formatted drives to search without needing to first create an index. The program works directly with a feature of the file system called the Master File Table to give results on thousands of files in moments. Note that you can also search the interior of files for keywords, though this process is much slower than the file search.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch UltraSearch.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.jam-software.com/ultrasearch/changes.shtml
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2018-11-16 15:32

Now at version 2.2

AndTheWolf on 2019-03-09 13:24

Now at version 2.3

AndTheWolf on 2019-04-19 15:18

Now at version 2.3.1

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AstroGrep v4.4.7

billon on 5 Apr 2019
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Apr 2019
  • Suggested by smaragdus

AstroGrep is a search utility for finding text within files quickly. Text found within each file is displayed with sidebar options for further filtering and preferences for text result styling. Searches using keywords and regular expressions are supported with options additionally for printing, storing recently used paths and opening files externally with a text editor (down to the exact line number and column, if supported by the editor).

The program is not an indexing search program, meaning it checks the contents of all files each time it searches. Based on the popular grep search used in *nix.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AstroGrep.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: HABExam
What's new? See:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/astrogrep/files/AstroGrep (Win32)/AstroGrep v4.4.7/