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Cool Find Alternatives

Cool Find is described as 'is powerful file search & desktop search software for Windows XP, developed by Nihuo Software' and is a File Search utility in the file management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Cool Find for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Microsoft Office Outlook. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like Cool Find are FSearch, DocFetcher, Agent Ransack and GCstar.

Cool Find alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Media Managers or Duplicate File Finders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Cool Find.
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Cool Find is powerful file search & desktop search software for Windows XP, developed by Nihuo Software.

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

    ⚫︎ LightweightEverything consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableEverything can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Locate files and folders by name instantly.
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    FSearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    FSearch is a fast file search utility for GNU/Linux operating systems, inspired by Everything Search Engine. It's written in C and based on GTK+3.

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  3. DocFetcher 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 it as Google for your local document repository.

    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchDocFetcher lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ PortableDocFetcher can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Filter panel and preview panel enabled
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    Agent Ransack

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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 text found. Users can then quickly browse the results without having to separately open each file!

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    Search results, showing the contents view docked below the file list view:
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    GCstar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    GCstar is a free open source application for managing your collections. Detailed information on each item can be automatically retrieved from the internet and you can store additional data, such as the location or who you've lent it to.

    ⚫︎ PortableGCstar can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Movies


  6. 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.

    ⚫︎ File TaggingRecentX can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionRecentX can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ PortableRecentX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    dnGREP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortablednGREP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    AstroGrep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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 at source code.

    ⚫︎ PortableAstroGrep can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Locate32

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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 words, it uses databases to store information about directory structures and uses these databases in searches.

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    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 3.1.11.8220a, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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  10. FileLocator Lite enables you to locate files on your pc. It performs a thorough and quick search for any file you want to find.

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