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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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer maintained: last stable version, 2.5, and beta version, 2.6 beta2, were released in 2010.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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    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

  • 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...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version to v2.31.3 in 2013-10-03 still for windows xp
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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

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    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...

    Freemium Windows Microsoft Office Outlook

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    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

Index Your Files Comments

IYF: Best quick file-search-app local & in network-folders

about Index Your Files and Everything · ·

The only reason to prefer Everything over IYF, is that you do not know IYF:

On Aug. 6th, 2012 Everything has 250 LIKES and Index Your Files has only 3 LIKES.

From my perspective, there are no reasons for this strange relationship, which are in the program properties. I know both programs pretty well, and because of the better features IYF should have clearly more popularity than Everything. I can only assume, that IYF is simple yet very unknown.

IYF has all advantages of Everything (e.g. being available as portable app) and additionally some more.

Advantages of Index Your Files (IYF) over Everything:

  • File-name-search AND Content search
  • Network search without remote admin-rights
  • Preview of found files with the suitable office-app or picture-viewing app
  • Special picture search with specific EXIF-data additional to file-name-criteria
  • Special mp3-file-search with music-specific-data such as interpret, album or music-style
  • Easier search without knowledge of regular expressions also with search-terms in OR relationship,
    e.g. *.txt / *.ini .

The following Flash Demonstration shows the advantages of Index Your Files:

http://www.indexyourfiles.com/iyf.htm

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