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Instantly find files, e-mails, and attachments stored anywhere on your PC with the free Copernic Desktop Search Home.
Copernic Desktop Search (CDS) enables you to instantly search files, e-mails, and e-mail attachments stored anywhere on your PCs hard drive. The application executes sub second searching of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files, Acrobat PDFs, multimedia, etc. CDS is available in three versions: Home, Professional and Corporate.
One time purchase (perpetual license)
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They want 55.45USD for an annual subscription; quite "NUTTY" in my opinion.
Copernic is an excellent files indexer. Highly recommended.
Doesn't deliver as good as CDS5.
Promises Onenote integration (yet to see) and basically only "scans" the first three categories plus images.
Have touched based many times with support; some just repeat a protocol like a recorder, others are sincere to try and help.
Not pleased with this edition (and service) so far (2017-02-23)
All in all, this version feels more like an alpha than beta or stable.
Sad news from a company that i have always highly esteemed before.
[Edited by danielson, February 23]
My earlier version was working great but since upgrading to the newer version of CDS, nothing seems to be working smoothly or missing emails and other data.
Am going to remove it and go with an alternative.
This program takes forever to index and it uses a lot of memory of the system. When searching the results are nice.
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
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. ;)
Limited features include: My Searches (save search queries) disabled, preview window cannot be placed on the right side, (to be continued)
Ok, first of all, I have to admit this WAS an awesome FREE indexer for Windows, up until ver 2.3 Build 30, cause after that everything good in this program was just stripped from the free version. I've kept the 2.3 version installed, but annoying popups calling for an update appear something like once a day. Not that big a deal.
I've used it for something like 2 years at work now. It's awesome that it even indexes network drives, as well as Outlook's PSTs and pretty much everything you'd like a good indexer to index (it opens and indexes the inside of Office docs also, which is AWESOME).
The last couple of weeks, however, it's been behaving strangely (it hasn't been indexing correctly) which I believe is due to a recent patch my company implemented on every Windows machine (don't ask me what it is, 'cause they won't tell me). I don't think it's the software's fault it's malfunctioning; I've come to believe that since it's quite an antique version, this new patch they implemented just f*cked up something...I don't know what...but I just don't want to update Copernic because believe me, the latest versions SUCK.
I'm going to try something else now, but before doing so I just wanted to leave a comment here for all you guys who want to try this software and recommend you to google for version 2.3, because I've known lots of people who install the latest version and come back to me saying "that software SUCKS!!!". Trust me on this one: ver 2.3 RULES!!!