SearchMyFiles v3.23

freakazoid on 11 Jan 2023

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?
  • Fixed the problem with the 'Choose Columns' window in high DPI mode.
  • Fixed to display folders with empty values in the Size column (Instead of '0').

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freakazoid 2022-01-11 16:08

The latest version is such a welcome addition as it allows you to set the font and size used in the search results.

My eyes are not what they once was, so increasing the font size makes things much more legible for me especially when sitting far back in my chair!


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?


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