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Everything v1.4.1.877

billon on 7 Jun 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jun 2017
  • 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. It also can search files by their contents. 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/ReFS-formatted drives and only uses file and folder names in a file index. The program can separately catalog non-NTFS/ReFS and network servers for searching on a schedule.

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 "Portable" ZIP package depending on your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Everything.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: HDDB, Ultra File Search Lite, UltraSearch
What's new? Added:
  • Option to index size, dates and attributes.
  • Option to enable fast sorting of size, dates, attributes, path and extension.
  • Thumbnail view.
  • Preview pane.
  • ReFS support.
  • Advanced searching.
  • Multi-file renaming.
  • Content searching.
  • Cearch history organizer.
  • Show total size in status bar option.
  • Single click open option.
  • Full row select option.
  • Perl compatible regex.
  • New search functions.
  • / search commands.
  • Filter functions.
  • New Everything icon.
Improved:
  • Folder deletion performance.
  • Indexing when using file and folder excludes.
  • Search term highlighting.
  • Database blocking.
  • Indexes updating.
  • Folder index monitoring.
  • NTFS indexing.
  • Re-indexing performance when the existing indexes are up to date.
  • IPC.
Fixed:
  • An issue causing Everything to hang onto a volume handle when trying to safely remove a device.
  • An issue with excludes being ignored when rebuilding the indexes.
  • A crash when renaming a folder that had subfolders that should be excluded.
  • An issue with sorting by date created ascending and date accessed ascending.
  • A crash when accessing file information cache.
  • An issue with ETP url links and special characters.
  • A focus issue with UAC prompts.
  • An issue when opening a file as admin.
  • A lock in the Everything service.
  • An issue with a race condition and initializing COM.
  • A hang when deleting a registry key.
  • An issue with very large sorts.
  • An issue with !parent:, !child: and !c:\path.
  • An issue with filter modifiers.
  • An issue with file:!.
  • An issue with indexing hidden or system folders/files.
  • An issue with previous navigation searches.
  • An issue when searching for a \path\.
  • A crash when cutting an item multiple times.

See more about new features and changes here
Latest comments
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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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)
Latest comments
__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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SearchMyFiles v2.82

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.
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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Locate32 v3.1.11.7100

webfork on 2 May 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2012
  • Suggested by freakazoid

Locate32 is an indexing search tool that allows you to find files on local and Windows networking-compatible remote shares. After an initial search of shares, it uses database to provide instant for any number of files and folders. Searches can be set on a variety of criterion including date, size, extension, files/folders, etc.

Note that the databases must be updated to give accurate information. You can customize places to search and frequency of each update (e.g. your desktop hourly, your backup drive weekly). Some file types' contents can be searched including most MS Office file formats, but only some PDFs and image metadata.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: BSD
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Follow these instructions to make Locate32 portable
  3. Launch Locate32.exe
Similar/alternative apps: DocFetcher
What's new? For Locate32 changes up to v3.1 RC3l build 10.8220 see http://sourceforge.net/projects/locate32/files/.
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-07-09 15:02

See http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=75621#p75621 for info on newer versions...

smaragdus on 2016-05-02 13:38

I think that:
"2. Follow these instructions to make Locate32 portable" point at non-existent thread. I suppose that the right thread which explains how to make Locate32 portable is this one:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=22751#p22751

webfork on 2016-05-02 18:49

Smaragdus: confirmed, fixed. Thanks.

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