2.4 out of 5 with 7 ratings

Copernic Desktop Search Reviews

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Copernic is an excellent files indexer. Highly recommended.

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CDS6 - nothing but a pain

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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]

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Latest Version of Copernic Seems Buggy

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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.

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Too slow to index and too heavy for the system

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This program takes forever to index and it uses a lot of memory of the system. When searching the results are nice.

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Advantages of "Index Your Files" (IYF) over CDS

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  • Copernic Desktop Search (CDS) is free only for non-commercial home use.
    Commercial use requires the Professional or Corporate version.
  • IYF is completely free, also in commercial environment
  • IYF is portable, needs no admin rights on the local computer,
    CDS must be installed and cannot be used on computers in the job without admin rights
  • With IYF you can very quickly find files on remote servers, on which you have no admin rights,
    so it is ideal for quick searches on very big company networks with thousands of directories
  • Only "CDS Corporate" allows to find files, stored anywhere on the enterprise network.
    the free Copernic Desktop Search Home" allows only to search files on the PC's hard drive.
  • IYF creates indexes for only the directories you select
  • IYF has also a selectable option to search inside files as CDS can do
  • The portable "Index Your Files" version 5.0.2.6 is lightweight and has only a size of 969 KB
  • Copernic Desktop Search Home needs 9.5 MB
  • CDS for Home Use is only available in only 4 languages: English, French, German, Spanish
  • IYF is available in the many languages: English, Spanish, Romanian, Italian, German, Portuguese,
    Russian, French, S/T Chinese, Bulgarian, Brazilian, Turkish, Czech, Dutch, Polish, Lithuanian and
    Kurdish.
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Limited features include: My Searches (save search queries) disabled, preview window cannot be placed on the right side, (to be continued)

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First of all: this WAS an awesome FREE indexer

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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!!!

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