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LookDisk v6.9 Updated

smaragdus on 11 Aug 2018
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Aug 2018
  • 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).

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? No. %WINDIR%\gridList
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ldw.exe.
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smaragdus on 2015-08-07 21:12

LookDisk 6.2 has been released.

Checker on 2015-08-08 17:17

@ smaragdus : Thanks ... and updated ;)

AndTheWolf on 2018-04-22 12:40

LookDisk seems to be at version 6.8 now.

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SearchMyFiles v2.85 Updated

billon on 8 Aug 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.

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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 'Compare Mode' for the 'Duplicate Names Search' option. You can choose to compare full name (the default) or to compare the name without the extension.
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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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DocFetcher v1.1.22 Updated

webfork on 4 Aug 2018
  • 86MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by vixay

DocFetcher indexes your computer, making the contents of a wide variety of files instantly searchable. Selecting a search result shows a preview of the file with text highlighted and without formatting. You can filter results by location, file type, minimum and/or maximum filesize and more. The program can index Microsoft Office, OpenOffice/LibreOffice, PDF, RTF, EPUB, HTML and more formats from drives, external volumes, archive files and Outlook .PST files (some .OST files also work).

Cross-platform and functional on OS X and Linux. Functional on 64-bit Windows.

Note: DocFetcher requires that you manually add folders/drives that you want to view before searching. See the "Basic Usage" section of the homepage for a few intro steps. When adding to the search scope, make sure to check "Store relative paths if possible"

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Java Runtime Environment 1.7 or higher, see forum for use with Java Portable.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Eclipse Public License
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DocFetcher.exe.

If you see a memory error (very rare): either reduce the size/number of files indexed or do the following (64-bit Java only):
  1. Delete DocFetcher.exe from the main folder
  2. From the \misc folder, copy DocFetcher-8192_64-bit-Java.exe to the root folder and rename it to DocFetcher.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SearchMyFiles
What's new? See:
http://docfetcher.sourceforge.net/wiki/doku.php?id=changelog
Latest comments
Checker on 2015-02-18 17:23

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

webfork on 2015-06-30 01:35

Tremendous search program that has saved me again and again, finding files and content that other programs miss. Each version seems to add to the pile of file formats it can index. As a result, it's on every machine I own and some I don't.

MoisheP on 2018-06-17 01:13

DocFetcher indexes many formats, such as LibreOffice documents, that Microsoft Search (aka Cortana) does not, or does incompletely. It also uses far less CPU time, once the initial indexing is completed, than MS. DocFetcher also runs on Linux. Results can be sorted by likelihood of match, as well as filename, type, date etc. Only downside is that it requires Java.

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WizFile v2.04 Updated

billon on 8 Jul 2018
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

WizFile is a near-instant search utility for finding files and folders. Results can be sorted by name, size or date and file type (audio, video, image, compressed etc.). The program supports wildcards, AND/OR operations and much more.

The program rapidly searches NTFS-formatted drives using the Master File Table feature so it's ready for use very quickly after launch. The program also supports non-NTFS formatted drives and network shares (e.g. //servername/sharename), monitoring for file changes and making search results visible in real-time.

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System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WizFile.exe or WizFile64.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Everything, UltraSearch, SwiftSearch
What's new? See:
https://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wizfile-finds-your-files-fast/#whatsnew
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olliebean on 2018-07-06 14:16

The version number has been updated to 2.03, but the download link still points to v2.02.

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SwiftSearch v7.1.3 Updated

billon on 6 Jun 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Jun 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.

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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 SwiftSearch.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Show file types.
  • Improved performance for some common path queries (like **\foo).
  • Fixed minor bugs.
  • Attempt to fix crashes.
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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").

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