UltraSearch Free v4.1.2 Updated

Stephen Leibowitz on 8 Mar 2024
  • 55MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Feb 2024
  • Suggested by guinness

UltraSearch Free is a fast and feature-rich search tool, building a searchable listing of drive content in seconds. File name searches narrow as they are typed and support wildcards such as "*.txt". Additional information like file size and last change date are present, along with access to Explorer's own context menu.

The program also includes a slower, non-indexing file content search that will look inside files, including a variety of Office (DOCX, PDF, PST, ODT) and compressed files (ZIP, 7Z, RAR). It is recommended that you provide a small set of files to check e.g. ext:DOCX content:portable to look for the word "portable" in MS Word files.

Other search options include AND / OR operations, regular expressions, a custom exclude filter for path, files, parent folders, etc., and results can be exported to text and CSV. Commercial version available with more features.

Version is compatible with Win 7 and has not expired, but it is in installer form.

Runs on:Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights (or launch with /NOADMIN argument)
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Liteware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch UltraSearch.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Everything
What's new? See: https://www.jam-software.com/ultrasearch_free/changes.shtml

27 comments on UltraSearch Free  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Pendrive 2023-09-14 12:58

I tried the latest version but it came up with a message saying it does not work for Windows 8 and that I had to use an older one.


just_boss 2022-02-16 03:24

The app crashes a lot


TP109 2021-11-18 17:07

Changes for Version 3.1.2

"... support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 ends with version 3.1.2. Subsequent versions will no longer support these operating systems."



webfork 2021-05-28 22:35

I've been using this program daily for the past month and I'm really impressed. I do find that Everything does some fragmented searches better, but I'm slowly warming up to the program. I'll be easily pushed over if they add some kind of content index (for more immediate search results of file internals).


AndTheWolf 2021-04-17 19:37

Now at version


webfork 2020-10-01 23:19

@art: thanks, it looks like the program went 64-bit only. Entry updated.


art 2020-10-01 06:21

I download v3.0 x32 using direct link provided here (https://downloads.jam-software.de/ultrasearch_free/UltraSearch-x86-Free-Portable.zip) and it writes to file: C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\UltraSearch Free\MainForm_RibbonOptions.xml.
If you move this file "MainForm_RibbonOptions.xml" to app's folder it will be used from this location and so UltraSearch free will become full portable!

update: I just found that link https://downloads.jam-software.de/ultrasearch_free/UltraSearch-x86-Free-Portable.zip (for the x32 version) is NOT valid any more!!!


freakazoid 2020-07-06 22:24

I was testing some alternatives to HDDB and this was listed as an alternative.

I briefly tested this and it's a memory eater. Uses around 500MB RAM and used a lot of disk I/O on first boot.

Stick to HDDB or Everything.


AndTheWolf 2019-04-19 15:18

Now at version 2.3.1


AndTheWolf 2019-03-09 13:24

Now at version 2.3


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