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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...

    Freemium Windows

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  • FileSearchy icon


    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...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • FileLocator icon


    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...

  • 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 the difference that you don't...

    Open Source Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • Recoll icon


    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. ...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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


    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...

    Free Windows

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  • UltraSearch icon


    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...

    Free Windows

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  • SearchMyFiles icon


    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...

    Free Windows

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  • PowerGREP icon


    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...

    Commercial 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...

    Commercial Windows Microsoft Office Outlook

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    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...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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  • 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 requiring you to index your...

    Open Source Windows

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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...

    Free Windows Linux Wine

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated since 2012.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

DocFetcher Comments

This software deserves more likes !

Positive Comment by pcfan
about DocFetcher Nov 2014

This software deserves more likes !


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.


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.