Locate32 Alternatives

    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 app 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 Microsoft Office Outlook. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like Locate32 are DocFetcher (Free, Open Source), FSearch (Free, Open Source), RecentX (Paid) and UltraSearch (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. Instantly find files, e-mails, and attachments stored anywhere on your PC with the free Copernic Desktop Search Home.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      An extremly small, very fast and easy to use media cataloging tool. You can use it to index files stored on removable media (CDs, DVDs or even diskettes), hard disks or net drives, and create searchable catalogs that can be used without having access to original media.

      Discontinued

      Last version to v2.31.3 in 2013-10-03 still for windows xp

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    2. 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.
    3. Indexer++ is probably the best open-source desktop files and folders search utility for Windows.
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    4. 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.


    5. 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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    6. Instant file search, showing results as you type.
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    7. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      KFind can be used as a standalone search tool, launched by KRunner or from your menu. It is also integrated into Konqueror as "Find File" in the "Tools" menu. It allows you to find files by name, type or content.
    8. HoudahSpot is an advanced file search tool for Mac. Use HoudahSpot to locate hard-to-find files and keep frequently used files within reach. HoudahSpot builds upon Spotlight, which comes preinstalled with OS X. It makes Spotlight both more powerful and easier to use.
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