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Indexer++ Alternatives

Indexer++ is described as 'is probably the best open-source desktop files and folders search utility for Windows' and is a File Search utility in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Indexer++ for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Wine and SaaS. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like Indexer++ are DocFetcher, FSearch, UltraSearch and Locate32.

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

Indexer++ is probably the best open-source desktop files and folders search utility for Windows.

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  1. "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows.

    ⚫︎ LightweightEverything consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableEverything can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Locate files and folders by name instantly.
  2. 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.

    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchDocFetcher lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ PortableDocFetcher can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Shared FoldersDocFetcher supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
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    FSearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    FSearch is a fast file search utility for GNU/Linux operating systems, inspired by Everything Search Engine. It's written in C and based on GTK+3.

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    UltraSearch

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.

    ⚫︎ PortableUltraSearch can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchUltraSearch lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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    Locate32

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

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    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.

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    WizFile

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    WizTree quickly finds the files and folders using the most space on your hard drive. It scans the MFT (Master File Table) instead of crawling the entire disk which makes it very fast.

    ⚫︎ PortableWizFile can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  7. SearchMyFiles is a non-indexing portable alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows.

    ⚫︎ PortableSearchMyFiles can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    SwiftSearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

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    FileSearchy

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    File search utility that provides instant search by file name, and powerful search by file contents, size and date. Supports search inside PDF, Microsoft Office and other documents. Highlights found text in file names and contents. Clean and intuitive multi-tabbed user interface.

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    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.43, released in October 2016, can be still downloaded from Majorgeeks

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    Index Your Files

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Wine

    Index Your Files allows you to search through all your files or folders on local or networked drives without remote admin rights (as necessary for the similar app "Everything"). Searching can be done by name, date, size, location etc.

    ⚫︎ PortableIndex Your Files can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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