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Locate32 is described as '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' and is a popular File Search utility in the file management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Locate32 for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like Locate32 are FSearch, DocFetcher, UltraSearch and Anytxt Desktop Search .

Locate32 alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Application Launchers or File Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Locate32.
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  1. Everything icon

    Everything

    • Windows
    98 alternatives to Everything 

    "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Unlike Windows search "Everything" initially displays every file and folder on local or removable NTFS volumes on your computer (hence the name...

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    1.  LightweightEverything consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableEverything can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Locate files and folders by name instantly.
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    Most users think Everything is a great alternative to Locate32.
  2. FSearch icon

    FSearch

    79 alternatives to FSearch 

    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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    1.  Dark ModeFSearch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  LightweightFSearch consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  3. DocFetcher icon

    DocFetcher

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    108 alternatives to DocFetcher 

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

    UltraSearch

    46 alternatives to UltraSearch 

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

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    1.  Full-Text SearchUltraSearch lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    2.  PortableUltraSearch can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  LightweightUltraSearch consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Dark ModeUltraSearch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
  5. Anytxt Desktop Search  icon

    Anytxt Desktop Search

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    53 alternatives to Anytxt Desktop Search  

    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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    1.  Full-Text SearchAnytxt Desktop Search lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    Very fast searching,
A always completed in 1 second.
    Filter result by file type, or drive.


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    RecentX

    • Windows
    264 alternatives to RecentX 

    RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.

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    1.  File TaggingRecentX can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    2.  Windows Explorer ExtensionRecentX can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    3.  PortableRecentX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    FileLocator

    55 alternatives to FileLocator 

    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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    Search Monkey

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    73 alternatives to Search Monkey 

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

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    1.  PortableSearch Monkey can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  9. Catfish icon

    Catfish

    • Linux
    • GTK+
    • Xfce
    • PyGTK
    24 alternatives to Catfish 

    GTK+ desktop search frontend.

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    1.  AutocompletionCatfish can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
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    WizFile

    17 alternatives to WizFile 

    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.

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    1.  PortableWizFile can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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