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    • It actually is a full text index. The other choices are file finders
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    Commercial Windows

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    Free Windows

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    Free Windows

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    Free Personal Windows

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    SwiftSearch

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    Open Source Windows

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    MasterSeeker

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DocFetcher Comments

This software deserves more likes !

Positive Comment by pcfan
about DocFetcher Nov 2014

This software deserves more likes !

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Indexing is very helpful

Positive Comment by TastyWheat
about DocFetcher and Agent Ransack Dec 2013

At first I thought the indexing was a little much, but when I realized some other programs (e.g. Agent Ransack) are re-analyzing every single file if I so much as change a letter it's definitely a good idea.

[Edited by TastyWheat, April 01]
Indexing can take a while though if there are a lot of files or you're indexing a network drive. It is a bit annoying how it indexes every single file except for the exclusions you enter. I'm sure somebody, somewhere wants to search for plain text in their MP3 and JPG files but those should be included only when specified.

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Now DocFetcher portable is also available for Windows 64bit

Positive Comment by em4020
about DocFetcher Aug 2012

Until version 1.0 DocFetcher could not be used on Windows 64 bit.

I like, that I can use DocFetcher 1.1.2 portable also on my Vista 64bit professional.

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