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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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • The free version of Copernic Desktop Search has a limit to the number of files that you can search. To my knowledge, DocFetcher has no such limit. When Copernic introduced the limit, I switched to DocFetcher, to my full satisfaction. Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
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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...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    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

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    Searchmonkey

    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories. Written in Gtk2 it is highly...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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    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

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

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated since 2012. Last version, 5.0.2.6, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Find Any File

    Find Any File is a program for Apple's Mac OS X that lets you search for files on your disks.

    Free Mac

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    dtsearch

    dtSearch - The Smart Choice for Text Retrieval since 1991.

    Commercial Windows

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Copernic Desktop Search Comments

The pro version also exist

Comment by jdopen
about Copernic Desktop Search · Aug 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Hello,
If you have a big size archive the paying Pro version is better imho ! ;) (Alas does not seems to work well on win7-64bits). But It works ok on XP. ;)
The big missing feature imho : is an option to remove similar documents from keyword searches. Otherwise this is a great software. ;)

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Stay with version 2.3 (build 18), remove upgrade reminder

Comment by StephanF
about Copernic Desktop Search · Jul 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Stay with the latest version 2 (build 18) from 2008!
Remove the nagging screen by the following method (taken from somewhere else :):
In XP just change your system date to 2030, exit / restart CDS, then go to the registry (Start / Run / regedit)
Local Machine / Software / Copernic / DesktopSearch2 / System and change the registry key UpdateAvailable from 1 to 0. Then change the clock back to the correct date and you are done

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