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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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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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billon on 2016-10-24 07:00

that's beta

__philippe on 2017-03-03 18:29

Beta alright...;-)

but practically stable after being fine-tuned over a period spanning
SEP-2015 to NOV-2016, including release of 11 distinct builds.

EveryThing 1.4.1.809b Portable BETA, which was released on 21-NOV-2016,
includes significant new functions over current Stable version dated 6-AUG-2014
https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/whats_new/

Version 1.4 ongoing development and builds changelogs are chronicled here:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=76406#p76406

Nh on 2017-04-29 18:41

In case it does not remembers sort order, you have to edit 2 lines in Everything.ini:

sort=Type
always_keep_sort=1

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SearchMyFiles v2.82 Updated

billon on 5 May 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?
  • You can now specify in the 'Excluded Folders' field a folder name without path.
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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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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.
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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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CSearcher v1.5.2.0 Updated

billon on 16 May 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 May 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.

Category:
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:
  • Form when adding regex patterns. It has detailed explanation of Regex patterns and a Regex expression tester.
  • Option (menu Option) to limit Max depth of subfolder search.
Fixed:
  • Bug when always on top was checked, other dialog forms were not always on top and could not be accessed.
  • Bug on add patterns form when adding empty patterns.
  • Warning display bug sometimes showing while searching.
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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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