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. Cool Find is powerful file search & desktop search software for Windows XP, developed by Nihuo Software.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      Hulbee Desktop is a professional search software. With its "Data Cloud", a cloud of search terms, it helps users to narrow down their own search. This way, they are able to find the needed data more quickly.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      TheSearchMan is a free tool which searches your hard drives for files. It is: 1. Blazingly fast. (Searches 50 GB drive in 1 second!) 2. Small. (Just 35 KB download!) 3. Multi-threaded. (Your computer never hangs!) 4. Portable(which means No Installations Required!)
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    2. FilesSearchTool is a powerful file search app that includes advanced functionality for power users! Search through files using simple queries or regular expressions.
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    3. Advanced Recent Access is designed to see more properties of your recent used resources (files and directories). Key features: can see more properties of the recent resources, such as path, size, type, date modified and date created. And more.


      • Mac
      Part of the Xfile System, Xfind searches dropped files for keys you specify. When no key is given, Xfind sums block use, file sizes, and use of resource forks. Xfind can also find files for which the search key is not found.
    4. TextSeek helps you search document contents for Windows and MacOS within seconds, inlcuding PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other formats. The core feature is that TextSeek can perform search character-by-character with no omission.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      HQ.app is a central place to work with multiple online services (including connectors for Dropbox, Gdrive, Slack, Gmail, Chrome Bookmarks, and more).
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