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).

Category:
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.
Improvements:
  • 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 !

v3.5.1

TP109 2014-11-07 11:13

Corrected.

v3.5.1

Nh 2014-11-17 16:46

No sort by filetype - a big flow.

v3.7.0

fullbug 2014-12-25 17:14

Better then Everything search?

v4.1.0

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.

v4.1.0

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).

v4.3.4

freakazoid 2015-02-15 21:05

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

v4.3.4

billon 2015-05-21 07:28

seems like site is dead (temporary?)

v4.4.0

webfork 2015-05-21 21:26

joby: thanks, updated. Just going with Softpedia.

v4.4.0

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