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  • grepWin icon

    grepWin

    grepWin is a simple search and replace tool which can use PCRE regular expressions to search for strings of text within files. grepWin adds an entry to the shell context menu to easily search selected folders. The use of regular...

    Open Source Windows

  • RecentX icon

    RecentX

    RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.

    Commercial Windows

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    AstroGrep

    AstroGrep is A Microsoft Windows GUI File Searching (grep) utility. Features include regular expressions, versatile printing options, stores most recent used paths and has a "context" feature which is very nice for looking...

    Open Source Windows

  • PowerGREP icon

    PowerGREP

    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 text or regular expressions to maintain web sites, source code...

    Commercial Windows

  • dnGREP icon

    dnGREP

    dnGrep allows you to search across files with easy-to-read results. Search through text files, Word documents, PDFs, and archives using text, regular expression, XPath, and phonetic queries. dnGrep includes search-and-replace...

    Open Source Windows

  • grep icon

    grep

    grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku

  • 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, outlook archives and e-mails, contacts, appointments, folders, etc.

    Freemium Windows Microsoft Office Outlook

  • BareGrep icon

    BareGrep

    A free file finding and text searching tool: * Regular expression text search * High performance search algorithm * Wildcard and regular expression file search * Recursive directory search * Save, name and manage text search...

    Freemium Windows

  • Multiple Search and Replace icon

    Multiple Search and Replace

    Multiple Search and Replace is a powerful utility that can search and replace text in multiple files at the same time. It supports Text, Webpage, Microsoft Office, Rich Text Format, Open Text Format and Pdf files. Also it searches in...

    Free Windows

  • Batch File Replace icon

    Batch File Replace

    Search and replace text and raw bytes in multiple files. Features include: multi-line text entry; full support for RegEx with syntax highlighting and match substitutions; built-in hex editor to replace bytes; wildcards and...

    Freemium Windows

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    Replace Text

    Replace Text, formerly called BK ReplaceEm, is the free string-replacing utility for Windows. At its core, Replace Text is essentially a text search-and-replace program. However, unlike the search-replace functionality of a...

    Free Windows

  • fnr.exe

    Open Source tool to find/replace text in multiple files. Extremely simple to use. Command line support to run Replace using batch file. Features Single file download - fnr.exe (127kb) Replace text in multiple files...

    Free Windows

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  • AIKIN Desktop HyperSearch icon

    AIKIN Desktop HyperSearch

    AIKIN is a powerful new desktop search that can find item names and content using advanced pattern recognition and semantic awareness, that doesn't require the user to always know exactly how something was named or written.

    Freemium Windows

  • The Silver Searcher

    Silver Searcher is a code search tool similar to ack that claims to be much faster. It's implemented in C and has some extra features such as ignoring files per .hignore, .gitignore contents.

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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    Batch RegEx

    Replace, format, and extract text in multiple files using Regular Expressions. Perform GREP-like tasks including search and replace, RegEx substitutions, data extraction, and more! Built-in RegEx editors support color syntax...

    Commercial Windows

  • FAR - Find And Replace icon

    FAR - Find And Replace

    FAR is a simple tool for search and replace operations over multiple files. You can apply ordinary "word by word" replacement, or choose to use fully featured regular expressions. FAR automatically creates backups (unless...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • regexxer

    regexxer is a nifty GUI search/replace tool featuring Perl-style regular expressions. If you need project-wide substitution and you’re tired of hacking sed command lines together, then you should definitely give it a try.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • UltraFinder

    UltraFinder is your personal search engine for your PC, network, and remote servers! Find any file, word, text string, pattern, duplicate and everything else you need in seconds...on your hard drive, on your shared and network...

    Commercial Windows

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    Advanced File Finder

    Generate file list of all files with specific name pattern, extension, properties and attributes, as well as text and binary content by recursively scanning specified directories and searching for matching files. Copy and rename found...

    Commercial Windows

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    DeskRule

    Wherever you have files DeskRule can locate them. Search your hard disk, but also in mobile phones and cameras, zipfolders, FTP, OneDrive and all the other virtual shell folders.

    Commercial Windows

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    PRGrep

    PRGrep is a powerful program to search strings inside files. Rather than showing a file list, the matching lines of text inside each file are also displayed. PRGrep has moreover a lot of interesting functions as search inside binary...

    Free Windows

  • Multi Replacer icon

    Multi Replacer

    A very capable Windows Grep, search, replace and data extraction tool. - Search for files using powerful text matching commands called Regular Expressions. - You can search/replace one or more than one information on one or more...

    Commercial Windows

  • InfoRapid Search & Replace icon

    InfoRapid Search & Replace

    InfoRapid Search & Replace is one of the most powerful text retrieval programs currently. With its built-in converters, its excellently suitable for searching and previewing HTML and RTF documents. In pure text files, the found...

    Free Personal Windows

  • KFileReplace

    KFileReplace is a KDE utility that replace some strings with others in a lot of files in an only operation. Then it's very easy to update some URLs, filenames, ... which are written in all files of a project. Without KFileReplace...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Advanced Find and Replace icon

    Advanced Find and Replace

    Search files with smart queries as with Google, replace simple or multiline text in multiple files. The batch replace operation easily updates hundreds of different links in several files. Extremely fast, easy to use, with excellent...

    Commercial Windows

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