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CSearcher v1.5.0.0 Updated

billon on 9 Mar 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Mar 2017
  • 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.

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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? New:
  • Most controls have now tooltips to provide functional help.
  • Introduction of Regex mode that allows for regular expression searches and exclusions.
  • New Pattern restrictions tab, with a new ability to exclude subfolders from searches.
Changed:
  • Content restriction has options to search inside files for containing string with case sensitive or insensitive text.
  • Mainform layout changes and small fixes.
  • Introduction of search mode, which replaces the old "containing text" with new simple mode and exact modes.
Fixed:
  • A small layout problem in Delete permanently form.
  • A bug while permanently deleting objects. Objects with unicode characters were not deleted.
  • Some bugs on MD5 time remaining calculation. The current file name is now displayed in MD5 form while calculating hash.
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two on 2017-03-17 14:17

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

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LookDisk v6.6 Updated

smaragdus on 27 Feb 2017
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Crash

LookDisk is a fast and effective file, text, and duplicate search tool that supports searching with specific parameters. Includes support for searching archive files (e.g. .ZIP files). Displays a disk overview (size and free space).

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Dependencies: GDIPLUS.DLL
Stealth: ? No. %WINDIR%\gridList
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ldw.exe.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2013-05-27 12:29

On first search it gave an exception error, some weird characters on screen and locked up. Avoid.

smaragdus on 2015-08-07 21:12

LookDisk 6.2 has been released.

Checker on 2015-08-08 17:17

@ smaragdus : Thanks ... and updated ;)

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SearchMyFiles v2.81 Updated

billon on 17 Feb 2017

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. The program is non-indexing, meaning it searches the drive directly, which is often slower but more accurate.

Can also be used to detect duplicate files via the "Search Mode" drop-down box.

Category:
System Requirements: 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: Ultra File Search Lite
What's new? Fixed:
  • To find files without extension when specifying '*.' wildcard.
  • Bug when specifying subfolder wildcard other than '*', SearchMyFiles scanned all subfolders ignoring the subfolders depth settings.
Latest comments
XilE on 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.

smaragdus on 2014-08-14 17:29

SearchMyFiles 2.50 is out.

Checker on 2014-08-14 18:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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Listary v5.00.2581 Updated

billon on 25 Jan 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by Jacob125

Listary is an enhancement that allows you to quickly search almost any listing in Windows by simply typing your search terms. The program will pop up a small, semi-transparent window in Explorer windows (including open/save dialogs), Task Manager, Registry Editor, and even directly on your desktop. The program works with almost any application with a system-generated list.

Although some programs will automatically jump to the first letter you type (a find-as-you-type feature of Windows Explorer), you must type quickly for more than one letter and cannot see your output. Listary brings a long-time feature of Linux to Windows, letting you enter whole words, and type slower with automatic changes. Additionally, it allows wildcards and has the ability to edit your input with immediate results.

Advanced features include hotkeys, autocomplete, blacklists, favorites, a customizable window. Note that the program contains many "pro"-only features, but the program is very functional in its basic version.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Listary.exe.
What's new?
  • General improvements and bug fixes.
Latest comments
ancientimages on 2012-01-01 19:20

@kiwichick: Do you still have ListaryPortable_2.0.392_English.paf.exe?

I'm looking for a copy of Listary version 2.

smaragdus on 2015-11-02 15:48

Listary 4.23.1728 has been released. By the way extraction instructions are not up to date- ListaryPortable folder doesn't contain Win32 or x64 sub-folders- there is one single Listary.exe for both x32 and x64 versions of Windows.

Ennovy on 2016-05-26 06:18

Version 5 has been released with many new features: http://www.listary.com/download

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DocFetcher v1.1.19 Updated

billon on 11 Jan 2017
  • 51MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by vixay

DocFetcher indexes your computer, making the contents of a wide variety of files instantly searchable. Selecting a search result shows a preview of the file with text highlighted and without formatting. You can filter results by location, file type, minimum and/or maximum filesize, and more. The program can index Microsoft Office, OpenOffice/LibreOffice, PDF, RTF, EPUB, HTML, and more formats from drives, external volumes, archive files, and Outlook .PST files.

Cross-platform and functional on OS X and Linux.

Note: DocFetcher requires that you add folders/drives that you want to view before searching. See the "Basic Usage" section of the homepage for a few intro steps. When adding to the search scope, make sure to check "Store relative paths if possible"

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Java Runtime Environment 1.7 or higher, see forum for use with Java Portable
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Eclipse Public License
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DocFetcher.exe.

If you see a memory error (very rare): either reduce the size/number of files indexed, or do the following (64-bit users only):

  1. In a text editor, edit misc\DocFetcher.bat so that the last line reads -Xmx4096m
  2. Move this file to the main folder
  3. Save and launch DocFetcher.bat, ignoring DocFetcher.exe from now on
Similar/alternative apps: SearchMyFiles
What's new? Features:
  • Polish GUI translation.
  • DocFetcher now ships with Windows launchers with up to 8 GB of memory. Note that more than 1 GB requires a 64-bit Java runtime.
  • Advanced settings:
    • Option for disabling the text preview. This is useful for searching the contents of very large text files;
    • New entry AllowIndexRenaming for hiding the “Rename Index” context menu entry in the Search Scope pane.
Changes:
  • The comments in the DocFetcher.bat file were printed in the command prompt.
Bugfixes:
  • Crashes:
    • During startup saying “invalid sash weights”;
    • On certain CHM files;
    • On RTF files containing images;
    • IndexOutOfBoundsException;
    • NullPointerException during indexing;
    • When trying to rename a folder beneath an index (i.e. a top-level folder). Now the renaming operation is only enabled for indexes;
    • Under certain circumstances when clicking on the buttons in the toolbar above the preview pane.
  • Fixed Outlook PST indexing issues.
  • Directory paths as long as or longer than 260 characters were incorrectly identified as NTFS junctions, causing some directories to be ignored during indexing.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-02-18 15:04

DocFetcher 1.1.14 has been released.

Checker on 2015-02-18 17:23

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

webfork on 2015-06-30 01:35

Tremendous search program that has saved me again and again, finding files and content that other programs miss. Each version seems to add to the pile of file formats it can index. As a result, it's on every machine I own and some I don't.

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Ultra File Search Lite v4.7.0.16091

billon on 16 Dec 2016
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Ultra File Search Lite quickly finds files, folders and text on your local, network, or external media. The program allows you to specify several file masks and drives/folders at the same time; it is able to sort them according to their properties (e. g. modified date) and find files that contain one or more specific words or sentences.

This utility does not use background indexing. "Standard" (shareware) edition has additional features.

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System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch UltraFileSearchLite.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SearchMyFiles
What's new?
  • Added the Reset Menu for the Parameters and the Results List.
  • Improved the Automatic Character Encoding detection.
Latest comments
donald on 2013-09-26 15:35

No mention of the portable standard edition?

We should encourage all portable developers, this is even more important in an age of server apps which are little better than shortcuts or are worse.

Yes it is a portable payware version but a mention should be okay?

Something like "Alternatively a portable payware edition gives full standard features and can be used in business and for profit environ"

hamasaki on 2013-10-26 07:04

Whilst I do have a commercial licence for this, my personal favourite search utility is File Locator Pro.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-16 18:55

v4.5.0.15327 released !

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UltraSearch v2.1.2

billon on 19 Jul 2016
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

UltraSearch searches thousands of files almost instantly. File name searches narrow as they are typed, as well as with wildcards such as "*.exe". Additional information like file size and last change date are present, as well as access to Explorer's own context menu. You can exclude folders, files, or file-types by providing an "exclude" filter and results can be exported as text, RTF, HTML, CSV and Excel file, or printed.

The program works with NTFS-formatted drives to search without needing to first create an index. The program works directly with a feature of the file system called the Master File Table to give results on thousands of files in moments.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights, NTFS file system, at least 900x480 screen resolution.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch UltraSearch.exe.
What's new?
  • The drive list can also be expanded via right-click now.
Bugfixes:
  • It is now easier to see that the drive list can be expanded.
  • Searches on virtual hard disks resulted in an error in some cases. This problem has been solved.
  • A minor problem occurring when minimizing UltraSearch to the system tray via shortcut has been fixed.
  • Numerous other bugfixes have been implemented.
Latest comments
joby_toss on 2014-12-20 06:00

Should there be one?

Nh on 2014-12-20 06:05

v2.0 does not save settings (no entries are made in Settings.xml).

joby_toss on 2014-12-20 11:14

I think you're right. Let's hope is just a bug that's gonna be fixed in the next version.

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Search and Delete v2.6.1.0

Checker on 27 Feb 2016
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by tactictoe

Search and Delete is a lightweight tool scanning one or more folders from various sources for files. The program can then rename the file extension, delete the file, or replace it with one you provide. Search results can be saved and loaded later.

Great for system administrators who need to update multiple specific files.

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System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None. Preferences are saved inside the application folder on user demand: SearchAndDelete.ini.
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SearchAndDelete.exe.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-02-26 22:01

The program name is stylized as "Search and delete"- "delete" is not capitalized.

I am Baas on 2016-02-27 09:51

@smaragdus

Yes but the .exe file is SearchAndDelete.exe and the file description details says "Search and Delete too.

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SMF – Search my Files v10

Checker on 4 Jan 2016
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Jan 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

SMF is a powerful file search and duplicate finding tool that uses hashing (MD5, CRC32 or SHA1) to determine similarity. Includes a host of filter capabilities and a result-reporting tool, with which you can sub-filter the result set according to your needs.

The program lets you search by last modified date, keyword, or file attribute; pictures of a certain filesize, dimension, or metadata info; MP3s by length, author, or bitrate; and duplicate pictures that have a certain filesize or dimension.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Creative Commons
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch SMF.exe
  3. At first run, click "Start SMF". The Portable Install should be selected and Explorer ContextMenu Integration should be grayed out.
What's new?
  • Updated – Improved file and duplicates search speed.
  • Fixed – Duplicates Search "Hash-Cache" functionality worked sub-optimal, now brings real improvement on repeated searches.
  • Report – Improved speed of TNP Thumbnail Provider.
  • Report – Added thumbnail and icon cache functionality.
  • Report – Added custom cell highlighting feature.
Latest comments
KaFu on 2011-05-29 21:29

Bill, thanks for the feedback! I've never tested it on such a large amount of files, because I usually apply the "Pre-Filter" by size to speed up the search dramatically (e.g. > 2 MB). I'm quite sure this issue can be fixed by chopping the data to be analyzed into smaller portions. Will do some research and for sure fix it for v1.7 :)...
Best Regards

KaFu on 2011-06-02 07:52

Re-release v1.6 with minor changes. The bug mentioned above should be fixed. Best Regards

guinness on 2011-06-02 10:21

Done! I was a little slow this time :D

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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).

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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.
Latest comments
billon on 2015-05-21 07:28

seems like site is dead (temporary?)

webfork on 2015-05-21 21:26

joby: thanks, updated. Just going with Softpedia.

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