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    Free 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

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated since 2012.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

about DocFetcher · ·

This software deserves more likes !


Indexing is very helpful

about DocFetcher and Agent Ransack · ·

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

about DocFetcher · ·

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.