HDDB v4.4.0

Checker on 6 Dec 2015
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Mar 2015
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

HDDB (HardDisk DataBase) is a file search tool that provides as-you-type results to search terms. The program quickly assembles a database of the drive contents on initial program-run and keeps this until another check is run (or a regular check is set in options). Since the program doesn't auto scan for changes on start-up, searches can be conducted on the previously saved data.

Additional features include lightning fast sorting, folder search panel, folder sizes (enabled in Tools - Options), thumbnail view, folder tree view, named searches, multiple instances, file listing export, and command-line support. Although the program doesn't do live updates, it can be set to auto-update on a timer (e.g. 5 minutes, daily, at startup, etc.)

Only functional on NTFS drives, but does not require admin privileges or trigger UAC prompts like similar programs. Does not search file internals.

Note: Main site offline, linking to Archive.org and Softpedia. Accessory files are also available (thanks Userfriendly).

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download hddb-[version number].x86.exe or hddb-[version number].x64.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Everything, Ultra File Search Lite, UltraSearch
What's new? New features:
  • /online and /offline filter.
  • /sort in query.
  • Polish and Swedish language support.
  • Toolbar overflow chevron.
  • Support showing the db location menu by keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+D).
  • HdView support lister plugins placed in sub folders of the lister folder.
Fixed issues:
  • File records on disconnected remote drives lost in db after build.
  • Hddb lose focus if showing preview while HdView was minimized.
  • HdView lister plugin window not focused on window activate.
  • Empty search determination should not be affected by global filter.
  • Avoid showing the build-in-progress prompt on auto build.

10 comments on HDDB  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

DarkShadow 2014-11-07 07:18

1B (uncompressed) - lol !


TP109 2014-11-07 11:13



Nh 2014-11-17 16:46

No sort by filetype - a big flow.


fullbug 2014-12-25 17:14

Better then Everything search?


webfork 2014-12-27 00:57

fullbug: there are some things it does better than Everything, some not. Feature-wise I think HDDB wins while I tend to prefer Everything's interface.


freakazoid 2015-02-15 21:04

If there is one reason why you should use HDDB over Everything, it's the ability to sort searches instantly. Everything hangs when you attempt to sort (for me anyway).


freakazoid 2015-02-15 21:05

As for interface, you can disable a few panels so the UI resembles Everything.


billon 2015-05-21 07:28

seems like site is dead (temporary?)


webfork 2015-05-21 21:26

joby: thanks, updated. Just going with Softpedia.


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