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dnGREP is described as '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' and is a File Search utility in the file management category. There are more than 25 alternatives to dnGREP for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Microsoft Office Outlook. The best alternative is DocFetcher, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like dnGREP are grepWin, grep, Search Monkey and FileLocator.

dnGREP alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be File Managers or Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of dnGREP.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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  1. 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.

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    grepWin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

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    grep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku

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

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    Search Monkey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.

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  5. 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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  6. AstroGrep icon

    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.

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  7. ripgrep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    ripgrep is a command line search tool that combines the usability of The Silver Searcher (an ack clone) with the raw speed of GNU grep.

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  8. SearchMyFiles is a non-indexing portable alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows.

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    FileSeek

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    FileSeek is an easy-to-use file search app that includes advanced functionality for power users! Search through files using simple queries or regular expressions. You can even sync your search settings between computers.

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    regexxer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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