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. "Instant Document Search" is a powerful search solution (like Internet search engines) for your local documents. Instantly find documents by keywords or phrases ... results in context-preview with keywords/phrases hi-lighted.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      Ffind — search a file hierarchy.
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    2. A fast, lightweight, customizable search alternative for Windows 7 that also allows for deletion and renaming. Easily locate files on mapped network drives using Conjure, expedite your searches by including folders you need and excluding ones you never use.
    3. Exalead Desktop Search Instantly locates any document stored on local resources like internal and external hard drives, network drives and USB keys .
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    4. "InSight Desktop Search" is a search engine that keeps track of all the files in your system and makes sure that you can access your files/folders easily and quickly.
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      • Mac
      iSeek is a handy little program for Mac OS X that allows you to instantly search for anything you seek, no matter what program you are running. iSeek puts a familiar search field in your menu bar, needing just a click or keystroke to start your search!
    5. File Seeker searches hard disks for files with excellent speed, accuracy and search within feature.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 3.5.2, was released on February, 2009. You can still download it from SoftPedia.com

    6. Generate file list of all files with specific name pattern, extension, properties and attributes, as well as text and binary content by recursively scanning specified directories and searching for matching files. Copy and rename found files.
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    7. EasyGrep is an easy to use Windows grep software which allows you to search within files on your computer. Supports text based searches as well as regex searches. Supports Notepad++.
    8. Wherever you have files DeskRule can locate them. Search your hard disk, but also in mobile phones and cameras, zipfolders, FTP, OneDrive and all the other virtual shell folders.
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