CSearcher v1.5.5.1

billon on 25 Oct 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by hugonabais

CSearcher is a lightweight, non-indexing search program with a variety of filters. The program can select by size, date, patterns, text content and maintains a search history. Files can be checked with MD5 and compared with other files, or shown in a HEX viewer.

Results can be exported to HTML or CSV file.

System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework v4.0
Stealth: ? No. Log file saved to AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CSearcher.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SearchMyFiles, Ultra File Search Lite, SMF
What's new? Fixed:
  • File/folder date/time were not being displayed considering time zones.
  • When renaming files, the file icon was not update in case of a file type change.
  • Improved layout with "max number of results" textbox when windows text size is increased to 125 or 150%.
  • Small bug fixes and more error handling improvements.

2 comments on CSearcher  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

freakazoid 2018-01-20 15:14

Website is promising based on its benchmarks, but I found it harder to use than SearchMyFiles. I primarily use SearchMyFiles to find files containing a certain string in a nested directory.

I tried the Content Restrictions tab with the "Files containing string" textbox filled in, but the search was never able to finish completely and I ended up having to manually abort the search, whereas the results in SearchMyFiles was pretty much instant in a second or two.

Even if CSearcher was working correctly, I still think SearchMyFiles is more intuitive and has a more straightforward options layout. The only thing I don't like about SearchMyFiles is its dual-window layout as search results are displayed in another window.

Also, the dependency on .NET makes this less appealing for me.


two 2017-03-17 14:17

nice standalone tool for a specific purpose, good to have and not messy


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