LookDisk v6.6

smaragdus on 27 Feb 2017
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Feb 2017
  • 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
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL
Stealth: ? No. %WINDIR%\gridList
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ldw.exe.

10 comments on LookDisk  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Webfork 2009-06-17 13:57

Good basic, easy-to-use file search program. Nowhere near as detailed and powerful as other search tools but also far less intimidating to average users.

robzuc 2011-08-11 12:36

I tested a lot of files/folders searchers; this one is the only portable, free, non-indexing, search tool I know which both scans text/binary files and shows results with a given number of lines "before" and "after" the searched term, to view its context. I strongly suggest it.

V4.6

SYSTEM 2011-08-12 08:33

@robzuc: Swiss File Knife fulfills your requirements as well.

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3043

V4.7

robzuc 2011-08-12 10:28

@SYSTEM: Thank you for this suggestion; I'd add that LookDisk has a GUI; on the other hand, Swiss File Knife is a command line tool.

V4.7

NickR 2012-03-03 17:33

I'm seeing a portability issues with version 5.3
On my XP system I find version 5.3 writes to %userdata%
I have just now duplicated my tests on versions 4.7 and 5.0 and they do not.
Just a heads up - will look further when time permits

V5.3

I am Baas 2012-03-04 00:28

@NickR
Open ldw.ini, uncomment this line "datapath=" and enter the path. I am not sure if it accept relative path though but I will test and update the entry later. No time right now, cheers.

V5.3

NickR 2012-03-04 12:08

The author has promptly corrected it so the download is now OK -- Thanks Vincenzo
@I am Baas - If you don't want to download again, your workaround was spot on :)
"Thanks for letting me know.
To correct this you can download the portable version again
or in ldw.ini change the line ;datapath=xxxx to datapath=. (remove semi-colon)."

V5.3

hamasaki 2013-05-27 12:29

On first search it gave an exception error, some weird characters on screen and locked up. Avoid.

v5.4

smaragdus 2015-08-07 21:12

LookDisk 6.2 has been released.

v6.0

Checker 2015-08-08 17:17

@ smaragdus : Thanks ... and updated ;)

v6.2

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