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    Agent Ransack

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    Freemium Windows

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    RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It...

    Commercial Windows

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    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...

    Freemium Windows

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    File search utility that provides instant search by file name, and powerful search by file contents, size and date. Supports search...

    Free Personal Windows

  • regain icon


    Search the contents of your files not just the file names. regain is a search engine similar to web search engines like Google, with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    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...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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    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...

    Free Windows Linux

  • 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...

    Freemium Windows Microsoft Office Outlook

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    Copernic Desktop Search

    Instantly find files, e-mails, and attachments stored anywhere on your PC with the free Copernic Desktop Search Home. Copernic...

    Free Personal Windows

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    SearchMyFiles is a non-indexing portable alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows. It...

    Free Windows

  • UltraSearch icon


    UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds. UltraSearch does NOT...

    Free Windows

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    Quickly search through large numbers of files on your PC or network using powerful text patterns to find exactly the information you...

    Commercial Windows

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    Index Your Files Discontinued

    Index Your Files allows you to search through all your files or folders on local or networked drives without remote admin rights (as...

    Free Windows Linux Wine

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    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories. ...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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    dtSearch - The Smart Choice for Text Retrieval since 1991.

    Commercial Windows

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    Archivarius 3000

    Archivarius 3000 is a full-featured application to search documents and e-mail on the desktop computer, your local network and...

    Commercial Windows

  • SwiftSearch icon


    SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever...

    Open Source Windows

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    MasterSeeker is software to search and find files in your pc lightning fast.

    Free 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...

    Free Windows

  • 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...

    Free Mac Windows

  • XSearch icon


    XSearch is a free search tool that with more features that Windows Search didn't provided. It can search files on your computer in...

    Free Windows

  • AndroSearch icon


    Search INSIDE documents/files on your device like no other files manager/finder do. Featuring sub second, full text, Desktop Search...

    Free Android Android Tablet

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    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...

    Free Windows

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    Gaviri SearchOS

    Gaviri SearchOS - Search Desktop, E-Mails, Network and Mobile Devices. The free version is not portable and cannot search in network...

    Freemium Windows

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    FileSearchEX is the no nonsense file search utility for Windows 7 and higher. It offers the simplified search interface like Windows...

    Commercial Windows

  • LAN Search Pro icon

    LAN Search Pro

    LAN Search Pro is a free and portable utility for fast file searching across your LAN. You can search for specific file names or for...

    Free Windows

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    An excellent solution based on tags/keywords for streamlining the access to images, documents, photos, books, multimedia content, and...

    Freemium Windows

DocFetcher Comments

This software deserves more likes !

Comment by pcfan
about DocFetcher Nov 2014

This software deserves more likes !


Indexing is very helpful

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.


Now DocFetcher portable is also available for Windows 64bit

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.