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Everything v1.4.1.935 Updated

billon on 18 Feb 2019
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Feb 2019
  • 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? Fixed:
  • An issue with really long filenames.
  • An issue when adding or removing an "include only" exclude.
  • An issue with missing changes to excluded files.

See more about new features and changes here.
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__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

__philippe on 2019-01-26 04:54

Everything v1.4.1.932

Cumulative detailed changelog: https://www.voidtools.com/Changes.txt

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UltraFileSearch Lite v5.3.0 Updated

billon on 31 Jan 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. "Standard" (shareware) edition 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
Latest comments
donald on 2013-09-26 15:35

No mention of the portable standard edition?

We should encourage all portable developers, this is even more important in an age of server apps which are little better than shortcuts or are worse.

Yes it is a portable payware version but a mention should be okay?

Something like "Alternatively a portable payware edition gives full standard features and can be used in business and for profit environ"

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 !

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AstroGrep v4.4.6 New

Specular on 2 Feb 2019
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 May 2017
  • 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

SearchMyFiles v2.91 Updated

billon on 27 Dec 2018

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?
  • Added 'Duplicate Mark Color Set' (under the Options menu). You can choose 'Color Set 2' to mark the duplicate files with darker colors.
Latest comments
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 v7.3 Updated

billon on 26 Nov 2018
  • 583KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Nov 2018
  • 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.

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? Improvements:
  • Compute file sizes exactly by accounting for directory index sizes, etc. properly.
  • Disable 32-bit file redirection to make 32-bit version work better on 64-bit Windows.
  • Try multiple languages for file extraction, in case desired one isn't available.
Latest comments
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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