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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.
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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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BinText v3.00

Midas on 24 Apr 2014

BinText is a file text scanner / extractor that helps find character strings buried in binary files. The program can extract text from any kind of file and display plain ASCII text, Unicode (double byte ANSI) text, as well as Resource strings. Additional useful information for each item is included in the "Advanced" mode. Uniquely, the program will show both the file offset and the memory offset of each string found.

Although primarily targeted for programmers, it can be used by anyone interested in ferreting out character strings buried within binary files.

Note: Although updated versions of the program exist, the 3.00 version is listed for reasons described in forums.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bintext.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Strings (Command Line)
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__philippe on 2013-07-15 08:17

Here is an old (2006) but interesting narrative about using Bintext for viewing Unicode strings in executables.

http://blog.didierstevens.com/2006/07/07/viewing-strings-in-executables/

__philippe

__philippe on 2013-07-26 18:24

BinText at your finger_tip: (WinXP tested)

Place a shortcut to Bintext in your Windows SendTo folder so that you can quickly send files to BinText by right-clicking on their names and choosing Send To -> BinText from the drop-down menu.

You can set this up by right-clicking on bintext.exe, selecting Copy then open up your WindowsSendTo folder, right click the mouse and select Paste Shortcut

As an added bonus, files get automatically loaded in BinText "Advanced view" mode, no need even for clicking the GO button...;-)

__philippe

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Index Your Files v5.0.2.6

Checker on 12 Dec 2015
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Dec 2010
  • Suggested by Rafael Castro

Index Your Files allows you to search through all your files or folders on local or networked drives. Searching can be done by name, date, size, location etc., and boolean operators are available to to perform multiple keyword searches. You can invoke Windows Explorer context menus on found files to perform operations such as drag/drop, copy, rename, delete etc. It also includes internal viewers for text, HTML and image files.

As the name implies, the program must index the area before searching, but afterward searches almost instantly.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch iyf.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed - Small text (tntpnl38) in the search panel (Windows 7).
  • Added - Polish language.
Note: Working an a major update with many improvements.
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-11-03 01:10

You are welcome webfork

mmaul@flash.net on 2013-11-16 15:21

I liked the program and am trying to use it for indexing a network drive. I'm indexing through a DSL connection that occasionally drops. The index takes about 10 hours for 1.5 million files and the drive size looks on the order of 2.5 TB.

When it drops the connection during this time - is there any way to recover and go on from where the drop occurred?

For a scheduled index - is this incremental or does it start over from no indexing?

Wolfghost on 2013-11-19 08:25

Link is back! Fixed

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Everything v1.3.4.686

webfork on 13 Aug 2016
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Drutt

Everything is a powerful search tool that locates files and folders by file name instantly, and includes an FTP and Web server interface. Unlike Windows search, Everything initially displays all files and folders on your computer. You simply type in part of the desired file name to limit what files and folders are displayed instantly. The more you type, the more specific the list becomes.

Note that the instant-search capability only works on NTFS-formatted drives, cannot search inside files, and only uses file and folder names in a file index. The can separately catalog non-NTFS and network servers for searching on a schedule.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the Portable ZIP package depending on your operating system

    • 32-bit: (Everything-[version].x86.zip for 32-bit
    • 64-bit: Everything-[version].x64.zip for 64.bit
  2. Extract to a folder of your choice and launch Everything.exe
Similar/alternative apps: HDDB, Ultra File Search Lite, UltraSearch
What's new? Wednesday, 6 August 2014: Version 1.3.4.686
  • added MIT license
  • added installer localization
  • added run as admin option
  • added wildcards anywhere option
  • added run date column/sort/search
  • added support for accessible MSAA
  • added etp connection history
  • added recent changes
  • added run history
  • added home page
  • added x64 build
  • added always ontop option
  • added %APPDATA% option
  • added Everything service option
  • added search history option
  • added the option to cancel locked queries after one second
  • added context menu customization
  • added tooltips for hidden items
  • added option to not compress database
  • added custom filters
  • added hotkey option to toggle search window
  • added filelists
  • added folder indexing
  • added optional diacritical mark matching
  • added bookmarks
  • added new search functions and macros
  • improved performance when renaming/deleting folders
  • improved ETP/FTP server
  • improved HTTP server
  • fixed many bugs
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Specular on 2014-12-06 12:30

Gah, lost my settings due to upgrading :(

Just a heads up to those upgrading, especially those with folder/file exclusions which is incredibly annoying to lose.

DeLe on 2016-10-23 17:04

Everything has been released:
http://www.voidtools.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5727

A lot of improvments: preview, content search and much more

billon on 2016-10-24 07:00

that's beta

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Ultra File Search Lite v4.7.0.16091 Updated

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.

Category:
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.
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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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