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  • Everything icon

    Everything

    "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Unlike Windows search "Everything" initially...

    Free Windows

  • Launchy icon

    Launchy

    Launchy is a free Windows and Linux utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager. Launchy indexes the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained: last stable version, 2.5, and beta version, 2.6 beta2, were released in 2010. The program works anyway and can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    DocFetcher

    DocFetcher 1.1 is a portable German/English Open Source desktop search application. It allows you search the contents of documents on your computer. - You can think of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Locate32 icon

    Locate32

    Locate32 is software which can be used to find files from your harddrives and other locations. It works like updatedb and locate commands in Unix based systems. In other...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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...

    Open Source Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • 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...

    Free Personal Windows

  • EasyFind icon

    EasyFind

    Think Mac OS Xs Spotlight could use some help? Download EasyFind, an alternative to (or supplement of) Spotlight and find files, folders, or contents in any file without...

    Free Mac

  • 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...

    Free Windows

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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...

    Free Windows

  • FileSeek icon

    FileSeek

    FileSeek is an easy-to-use file search app that includes advanced functionality for power users! Search through files using simple queries or regular expressions. You...

    Free Windows

FileSearchEX Comments

Best contents, date(attrib) , file and folder finder

Positive Comment by bawldiggle
about FileSearchEX Feb 2017

For $10 per residence is best purchase I have ever made, [Cost here](https://goffconcepts.com/products/filesearchex/purchase.html )
- finds contents using OR and AND search delimiters (ie, pipe for "OR", plus for "AND")
- also RegEx searches (which I have been unable to master)
Faster then any other buit-in or free standing file contents finders
Finds: folders, files and contents ... and ... dates or date ranges
Use wild cards in search strings (ie, asterisk and question-mark)
I have turned off Windows indexing ... FileSearchEX does it own indexing and knows when a folder has not be changed
The quickest file finder I have tested. Commercial or free

I still use Everything.exe on odd occasions when I have really lost a file

[Edited by bawldiggle, February 04]

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