SearchMyFiles v3.11 Updated

Andrew Lee on 1 May 2021

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. File types available for search includes Microsoft Office and PDF files. The program also be detect duplicate files via the "Search Mode" drop-down box.

Note that the program is non-indexing, meaning it searches the drive directly, which is often slower but more accurate.

Runs on: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: SwiftSearch
What's new?
  • Added option to change the sorting column from the menu (View -> Sort By). Like the column header click sorting, if you click again the same sorting menu item, it'll switch between ascending and descending order. Also, if you hold down the shift key while choosing the sort menu item, you'll get a secondary sorting.
  • Updated to work properly in high DPI mode.

25 comments on SearchMyFiles  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

MIKLO 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.


Checker 2014-08-14 18:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)


smaragdus 2014-08-14 17:29

SearchMyFiles 2.50 is out.


XilE 2013-11-26 03:47

Works perfect thanks and no issues so far it shames the windows search and is better than the Explorer++ built in search. :P

Anything from NirSoft is going to be awesome.


Craunch 2013-10-18 16:32

I've just been trying this out for the first time and while it was starting up my Comodo Defence+ reported that it was trying to access the following files (rjs is my windows login):

C:\Users\rjs\AppData\Roaming\Sony Ericsson\Teleca\Telecalib\Logging\Application logs\FM_log.txt
C:\Users\rjs\AppData\Roaming\Sony Ericsson\Teleca\Telecalib\Logging\common_log.txt.

I blocked access to these files and it started up OK and appeared to function normally. I was using 64-bit Version 2.40 on Windows 7.

Does anyone know what it was trying to do?


rogerthedodger 2012-11-11 03:08

Well ive used pcs since dos 3.3, and ill be buggered if I can get this to work. Set a simple search and it took around 6 minutes to show files that had no connection to the search requirement. Ultra file search lite found the files asked for in the blink of an eye. Sorry but I must be stupid.


Magibon 2012-06-10 11:20


this app is pretty impressive.
my operating system is 64-bit, and ran into many problems with other so-called 'search' software that were unable to search x64 files.

this is the only search software that actually worked for me.
i was able to search in SysWOW64 directory :)


lautrepay 2012-01-31 13:39

@AdrianK_IT: Again? Don't you read the responses to your questions?


AdrianK_IT 2012-01-31 08:51

Another annoying instance of the 64-bit executable (inside the differently named zip file) having the same name as the 32-bit executable. Is the file 64-bit, or 32-bit?


Quilan 2011-11-30 23:20

@derty2 Since Windows does all kinds of indexing and caching of HD scans it is usual for the second run of any program to be much faster than the first. The proper way to compare the performance of such programs is to do a restart between tests.

Excellent program nontheless.


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