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Multiple Search Replace

#1 Post by webfork » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:59 pm

So this is a search-and-replace program that's listed as adware on Softpedia but had some features I was interested in so I thought I'd give it a try. The program appears to actually be trialware, but I had trouble verifying the status. Posting to non-portable for the moment.

The following is an incomplete test -- the program may be portable but both machines I tested on were having issues. Will come back to this one.

Steps (using Windows 10):

1. Download and use 7zip to extract
2. create a text file called MultipleSearchReplace Portable with the following content

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runas /trustlevel:0x20000 "MultipleSearchReplace.exe"
3. Rename .txt to .bat and launch

Status: Inconclusive. Initial test didn't appear to write to registry but didn't do a thorough test and second test went awry due to other system issues (dotNET wasn't installed)

Websites:

https://www.4dots-software.com/multiple-search-replace/
https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Fi ... lace.shtml

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Re: Multiple Search Replace

#2 Post by hamasaki » Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:46 pm

Nice little program, which I purchased awhile ago. It's been useful and pretty reliable for what I've needed, although I have never used any of the advanced regex stuff. Being able to insert text before or after elements has been a life saver.

It creates the following folder:
appdata\local\4dots_Software

Nothing else in the registry as far as I can see.

But using yaP, you can nuke the appdata folder after closure, which doesn't cause any issues. Settings are saved to the 'settings.xml' file.

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Re: Multiple Search Replace

#3 Post by Milver63 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:36 pm

Nice software. I used it recently and it is quite handy.

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Re: Multiple Search Replace

#4 Post by webfork » Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:09 pm

Update: I'm not sure what I was thinking, but this definitely isn't freeware ... moving to payware forum ...

I did some initial testing and it seemed to launch a few random files on my computer for some reason during a simple search effort. I'm not sure what that was about but that's not what I was expecting from a search program, so I removed it.

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Re: Multiple Search Replace

#5 Post by Midas » Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:50 am

Programming text editors -- e.g., Notepad++ -- usually also include similar features, with varying degrees of power and ease of use...

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Re: Multiple Search Replace

#6 Post by hamasaki » Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:31 pm

CudaText is excellent for batch find/replace.

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