FileSearchEX Alternatives

    FileSearchEX is described as 'is the no nonsense file search utility for Windows 7 and higher. It offers the simplified search interface like Windows XP yet in an updated and modern fashion. Unlike other search tools, FileSearchEX works well with limited account permissions' and is an app in the File Management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to FileSearchEX for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like FileSearchEX are Keypirinha (Free), DocFetcher (Free, Open Source), FSearch (Free, Open Source) and Recoll (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.
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    2. 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.

      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.



    3. AnyTXT Searcher is a powerful local data full-text search engine, just like a local disk Google search engine. It is your ideal desktop search tool.
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    4. Instantly find files, e-mails, and attachments stored anywhere on your PC with the free Copernic Desktop Search Home.
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    5. SearchMyFiles is a non-indexing portable alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows.


    6. SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever requiring you to index your drives.
    7. Quickly search through large numbers of files on your PC or network using powerful text patterns to find exactly the information you want. Search and replace with plain text or regular expressions to maintain web sites, source code, reports, ...
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    8. Instant file search, showing results as you type.
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    9. This tool enables users to search their NTFS formatted harddrives within seconds. It uses the MFT (master file table) of NTFS to search for files very fast.
    10. 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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