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  • Agent Ransack icon

    Agent Ransack

    Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching the contents of files Agent Ransack also displays the text found. Users can then quickly browse the results without...

    Freemium Windows

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  • RecentX icon

    RecentX

    RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.

    Commercial Windows

  • FileSearchy icon

    FileSearchy

    File search utility that provides instant search by file name, and powerful search by file contents, size and date. Supports search inside PDF, Microsoft Office and other documents. Highlights found text in file names and contents....

    Free Personal Windows

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  • FileLocator icon

    FileLocator

    FileLocator Lite enables you to locate files on your pc. It performs a thorough and quick search for any file you want to find. It is a free reduced functionality version of FileLocator Pro. It is free for both personal and...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Cathy icon

    Cathy

    An extremly small, very fast and easy to use media cataloging tool. You can use it to index files stored on removable media (CDs, DVDs or even diskettes), hard disks or net drives, and create searchable catalogs that can be used...

    Free Windows Linux

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  • regain icon

    regain

    Search the contents of your files not just the file names. regain is a search engine similar to web search engines like Google, with the difference that you don't search the web, but your own files and documents. Using regain you...

    Open Source Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    SearchMyFiles

    SearchMyFiles is a non-indexing portable alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows. It allows you to easily search files in your system by wildcard, by last modified/created/last accessed...

    Free Windows

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  • Recoll icon

    Recoll

    This package is a personal full text search package which is based on a very strong backend (Xapian), for which it provides an easy to use and feature-rich interface. Recoll finds keywords inside documents as well as file names. ...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

    • It actually is a full text index. The other choices are file finders Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • PowerGREP icon

    PowerGREP

    Quickly search through large numbers of files on your PC or network using powerful text patterns to find exactly the information you want. Search and replace with plain text or regular expressions to maintain web sites, source code...

    Commercial Windows

  • Copernic Desktop Search icon

    Copernic Desktop Search

    Instantly find files, e-mails, and attachments stored anywhere on your PC with the free Copernic Desktop Search Home. Copernic Desktop Search (CDS) enables you to instantly search files, e-mails, and e-mail attachments stored...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Lookeen Desktop Search icon

    Lookeen Desktop Search

    A fast and next-generation desktop search and productivity tool for standard and virtual desktops, for private and enterprise search requirements. Finds documents, outlook archives and e-mails, contacts, appointments, folders, etc.

    Freemium Windows Microsoft Office Outlook

  • UltraSearch icon

    UltraSearch

    UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds. UltraSearch does NOT maintain an index which is stored on your harddisk, it achieves its speed by working directly on the...

    Free Windows

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  • Archivarius 3000 icon

    Archivarius 3000

    Archivarius 3000 is a full-featured application to search documents and e-mail on the desktop computer, your local network and removable drives (CD, DVD). The documents can be searched by content, the same as with Internet search...

    Commercial Windows

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    dtsearch

    dtSearch - The Smart Choice for Text Retrieval since 1991.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Searchmonkey icon

    Searchmonkey

    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories. Written in Gtk2 it is highly portable, and as well as running on Linux, ports are available on...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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    Index Your Files

    Index Your Files allows you to search through all your files or folders on local or networked drives without remote admin rights (as necessary for the similar app "Everything"). Searching can be done by name, date, size...

    Free Windows Linux Wine

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated since 2012. Last version, 5.0.2.6, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • XSearch icon

    XSearch

    XSearch is a free search tool that with more features that Windows Search didn't provided. It can search files on your computer in high speed. When searching for special words in files, you can specify the words option such as...

    Free Windows

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  • Exselo Desktop icon

    Exselo Desktop

    Outlook and desktop search to help you search and find information from your files, emails and documents on your computer. Now also with a secure p2p network so you can share information and collaborate with your friends and...

    Free Mac Windows

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  • SwiftSearch icon

    SwiftSearch

    SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever requiring you to index your drives. Most search utilities that achieve similar speeds do so by...

    Open Source Windows

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  • SMF – Search my Files icon

    SMF – Search my Files

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

    Free Windows

  • AndroSearch icon

    AndroSearch

    Search INSIDE documents/files on your device like no other files manager/finder do. Featuring sub second, full text, Desktop Search in files content, and over apps names and description. KEY FEATURES: - Files Search - by name...

    Free Android Android Tablet

  • Tracker icon

    Tracker

    Tracker is a search engine and that allows the user to find their data as fast as possible. Users can search for their files and search for content in their files too.

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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  • AIKIN Desktop HyperSearch icon

    AIKIN Desktop HyperSearch

    AIKIN is a powerful new desktop search that can find item names and content using advanced pattern recognition and semantic awareness, that doesn't require the user to always know exactly how something was named or written.

    Freemium Windows

  • Instant File Searcher Professional icon

    Instant File Searcher Professional

    Instant File Searcher Professional is a powerful search engine for files and folders stored on computer. Features: Search by Name – Extension – Date and time – Size in Bytes/KB/MB/GB/TB – Creation time – Modification time –...

    Free Windows

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  • Wise JetSearch icon

    Wise JetSearch

    Wise JetSearch can help you search files or folders on all your local drives in just a few seconds. Input your keywords, select the drive and then start to search. After searching, Wise JetSearch will show you the searching results...

    Free Windows

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  • Organyze Individual Edition

    Find files fast across folders, drives, disks and machines and emails in MS Outlook, find duplicates. Attach labels, bookmarks and comments, automatic backup, synchronize, messaging. Tag Web pages while downloading. Share labels with...

    Free Windows

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  • Gaviri SearchOS icon

    Gaviri SearchOS

    Gaviri SearchOS - Search Desktop, E-Mails, Network and Mobile Devices. The free version is not portable and cannot search in network folders. The universal search engine for all your desktop, mobile and network needs. Finding files...

    Freemium Windows

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  • FileSearchEX icon

    FileSearchEX

    FileSearchEX is the no nonsense file search utility for Windows 7 and higher. It offers the simplified search interface like Windows XP yet in an updated and modern fashion. Unlike other search tools, FileSearchEX works well with...

    Commercial Windows

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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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