DocFetcher - File Content Indexer

Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
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DocFetcher - File Content Indexer

#1 Post by vixay » Thu May 06, 2010 10:18 pm

[Moderator note: this is the primary DocFetcher program thread. View database entry]

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Searched the forum, but didn't find an entry for this, so i figured i'd submit it.

http://docfetcher.sourceforge.net/en/index.html

A portable version: Runs on both Windows and Linux. You can put all your documents in it and then freely move the entire folder around (i.e., DocFetcher + indexes + documents). Possible destinations include other computers, encrypted volumes (TrueCrypt), CD-ROMs and USB drives. The portable version can also be used for sharing an indexed document repository across a local area network, or across the OS'ses of a Windows/Linux dual boot system.


there's also puggle, but it's java so ignoring it.
http://puggle.sourceforge.net/v0.5/index.html

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Re: File Content Indexers - DocFetcher

#2 Post by I am Baas » Thu May 06, 2010 10:56 pm

vixay wrote:Searched the forum, but didn't find an entry for this, so i figured i'd submit it.
From the readme... "A Java Runtime Environment (JRE), version 1.6.0 or higher, is required."
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#3 Post by vixay » Fri May 07, 2010 1:30 am

just came to post, i just figured out that it is java based. so it doesn't qualify. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
also where is the rejected apps database? I saw a few mentions for it, but no easy way to find it.

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#4 Post by webfork » Fri May 07, 2010 6:06 am

vixay wrote:just came to post, i just figured out that it is java based. so it doesn't qualify. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
I tested this program out and its excellent. Its surprisingly simple and clean, as well as fully open source, unlike my other favorite "desktop" search program, Locate32.

Hopefully as Java programs move towards a portable status, this program will be accepted. Hopefully PortableApps has plans to add this to their collection. The DocFetcher admin has expressed interest in doing just that.

Alternately you can encourage the developers to package all the JRE's into the executable as with XMind. This will help get the program accepted, but will also cause the program to be many times its current size.
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#5 Post by spillej » Fri May 07, 2010 7:01 am

I use Wilma for indexing my documents.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/redtree/wilma/e ... index.html

I'm not sure if it is 100% portable, but at least it works from an USB Stick.

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#6 Post by vixay » Tue May 11, 2010 9:03 pm

http://drop.io/wilmaportable
somebody tried making wilma portable found it in the portableapps forum. Haven't tried it myself.

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#7 Post by spillej » Wed May 12, 2010 10:49 am

I have tried the portable version of Wilma from http://drop.io/wilmaportable and it works. The index is stored under the data folder. Thanks for the hint.

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#8 Post by webfork » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:16 am

Continued testing with DocFetcher has been very positive. Solved some pretty difficult search problems with it today that Windows own search tool couldn't find.
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#9 Post by guinness » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:27 pm

Tested: Portable
It's a unique piece of software, just a pity about the Java.
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#10 Post by webfork » Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:37 am

guinness wrote:It's a unique piece of software, just a pity about the Java.
Agreed. Ugh.
guinness wrote:Tested: Portable
Cool, thanks for checking.
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#11 Post by webfork » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:59 am

I was able to get this running (works great) with Portable Java, but I need some help getting it to use relative path names:
  • Download Java Portable (http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/java_portable)
  • Save to a folder like "E:\Java"
  • Edit DocFetcher.bat and change the lines
    • set libclasspath=
      to
      set libclasspath=E:\Java\bin
    and
    • start /b javaw
      to
      start /b E:\Java\bin\javaw.exe
  • Run DocFetcher.bat
Would like to point it to a relative pathway in \CommonFiles\Java so it plays nice with other software.

Seems to save some files to \appdata\temp but otherwise looks portable as guinness suggests.
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#12 Post by webfork » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:08 am

webfork wrote:Continued testing with DocFetcher has been very positive. Solved some pretty difficult search problems with it today that Windows own search tool couldn't find.
Another use case:

Although it doesn't show up with correct formatting, it beat out much lauded Windows Desktop Search program in that it was able to actually sift through the contents of a long list of Excel documents for key words. Big help. This is rapidly becoming one of my favorite Windows programs.
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#13 Post by webfork » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:56 pm

New beta is out ... its unstable but functional and a little faster.

http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/d ... =Main_Page

Also now can archive Outlook PST and ZIP files, and supports 64-bit. Apart from the Java dependency, its portable: both settings and indices are both saved to the application folder.
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#14 Post by Emka » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:34 am

I have just tried the latest beta and it created an .swt folder (Standard Widget Toolkit) in my user profile on Win7x64. Does the stable version do that too and can that be avoided somehow?
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#15 Post by webfork » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:04 pm

Emka wrote:can that be avoided somehow?
Unknown but I'll be watching this as it goes forward.
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