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SearchMyFiles v2.90 Updated

billon on 27 Nov 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 'Include Only Folders' field. You can use it if you want to only include specific folders in the search. Wildcards are allowed here. You can specify multiple folders (comma-delimited list). For example, if the base folder is c:\Shared and you want to search only subfolders with the name 'Images', you can specify the following wildcard in the 'Include Only Folders' field: c:\Shared\*\Images.
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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.
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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.

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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 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.
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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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UltraSearch v2.2 Updated

billon on 16 Nov 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Nov 2018
  • 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.

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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
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Nh on 2014-12-20 06:05

v2.0 does not save settings (no entries are made in Settings.xml).

joby_toss on 2014-12-20 11:14

I think you're right. Let's hope is just a bug that's gonna be fixed in the next version.

AndTheWolf on 2018-11-16 15:32

Now at version 2.2

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WizFile v2.06 Updated

billon on 14 Nov 2018
  • 17MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Nov 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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CSearcher v1.5.5.1 Updated

billon on 25 Oct 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Oct 2018
  • 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? Fixed:
  • File/folder date/time were not being displayed considering time zones.
  • When renaming files, the file icon was not update in case of a file type change.
  • Improved layout with "max number of results" textbox when windows text size is increased to 125 or 150%.
  • Small bug fixes and more error handling improvements.
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two on 2017-03-17 14:17

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

freakazoid on 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.

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