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CSearcher v1.5.4.0 Updated

billon on 5 Jul 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jul 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.

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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:
    • Command line options that allow the start of an automatic search from command line loading search parameters.
  • Fixed:
    • While searching inside files (content restriction), case insensitive was not functioning correctly missing some results;
    • PayPal address textbox is now read-only.
Latest comments
two on 2017-03-17 14:17

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

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SMF – Search my Files v11 Updated

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.

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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.
Fixed:
  • Error in Report thumbnails cached in DB.
  • Single quote ‘ in filenames led to errors in report.
  • Win XP compatibility.
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KaFu on 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 on 2011-06-02 07:52

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

guinness on 2011-06-02 10:21

Done! I was a little slow this time :D

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Everything v1.4.1.877 Updated

billon on 7 Jun 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Drutt

Everything is a powerful search tool that locates files and folders by file name instantly, and includes an FTP and Web server interface. It also can search files by their contents. Unlike Windows search, Everything initially displays all files and folders on your computer. You simply type in part of the desired file name to limit what files and folders are displayed instantly. The more you type, the more specific the list becomes.

Note that the instant-search capability only works on NTFS/ReFS-formatted drives and only uses file and folder names in a file index. The program can separately catalog non-NTFS/ReFS and network servers for searching on a schedule.

Category:
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 "Portable" ZIP package depending on your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Everything.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: HDDB, Ultra File Search Lite, UltraSearch
What's new? Added:
  • Option to index size, dates and attributes.
  • Option to enable fast sorting of size, dates, attributes, path and extension.
  • Thumbnail view.
  • Preview pane.
  • ReFS support.
  • Advanced searching.
  • Multi-file renaming.
  • Content searching.
  • Cearch history organizer.
  • Show total size in status bar option.
  • Single click open option.
  • Full row select option.
  • Perl compatible regex.
  • New search functions.
  • / search commands.
  • Filter functions.
  • New Everything icon.
Improved:
  • Folder deletion performance.
  • Indexing when using file and folder excludes.
  • Search term highlighting.
  • Database blocking.
  • Indexes updating.
  • Folder index monitoring.
  • NTFS indexing.
  • Re-indexing performance when the existing indexes are up to date.
  • IPC.
Fixed:
  • An issue causing Everything to hang onto a volume handle when trying to safely remove a device.
  • An issue with excludes being ignored when rebuilding the indexes.
  • A crash when renaming a folder that had subfolders that should be excluded.
  • An issue with sorting by date created ascending and date accessed ascending.
  • A crash when accessing file information cache.
  • An issue with ETP url links and special characters.
  • A focus issue with UAC prompts.
  • An issue when opening a file as admin.
  • A lock in the Everything service.
  • An issue with a race condition and initializing COM.
  • A hang when deleting a registry key.
  • An issue with very large sorts.
  • An issue with !parent:, !child: and !c:\path.
  • An issue with filter modifiers.
  • An issue with file:!.
  • An issue with indexing hidden or system folders/files.
  • An issue with previous navigation searches.
  • An issue when searching for a \path\.
  • A crash when cutting an item multiple times.

See more about new features and changes here
Latest comments
billon on 2016-10-24 07:00

that's beta

__philippe on 2017-03-03 18:29

Beta alright...;-)

but practically stable after being fine-tuned over a period spanning
SEP-2015 to NOV-2016, including release of 11 distinct builds.

EveryThing 1.4.1.809b Portable BETA, which was released on 21-NOV-2016,
includes significant new functions over current Stable version dated 6-AUG-2014
https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/whats_new/

Version 1.4 ongoing development and builds changelogs are chronicled here:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=76406#p76406

Nh on 2017-04-29 18:41

In case it does not remembers sort order, you have to edit 2 lines in Everything.ini:

sort=Type
always_keep_sort=1

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SearchMyFiles v2.82

billon on 5 May 2017

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.

Category:
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?
  • You can now specify in the 'Excluded Folders' field a folder name without path.
Latest comments
XilE on 2013-11-26 03:47

Works perfect thanks and no issues so far it shames the windows search and is better than the Explorer++ built in search. :P

Anything from NirSoft is going to be awesome.

smaragdus on 2014-08-14 17:29

SearchMyFiles 2.50 is out.

Checker on 2014-08-14 18:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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LookDisk v6.6

smaragdus on 27 Feb 2017
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Crash

LookDisk is a fast and effective file, text, and duplicate search tool that supports searching with specific parameters. Includes support for searching archive files (e.g. .ZIP files). Displays a disk overview (size and free space).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL
Stealth: ? No. %WINDIR%\gridList
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ldw.exe.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2013-05-27 12:29

On first search it gave an exception error, some weird characters on screen and locked up. Avoid.

smaragdus on 2015-08-07 21:12

LookDisk 6.2 has been released.

Checker on 2015-08-08 17:17

@ smaragdus : Thanks ... and updated ;)

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