What is Locate32?
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. The use of these databases provides very fast searching speed. The software includes a dialog based application as well as console programs which can be used to both update and access databases.
The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 220.127.116.1120a, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
Comments and Reviews
Recent user activities on Locate32
- Downvoted a comment on Locate32This one just works, and that is all there is to it. There's a bit of troubles to include/exclude external drives, but otherwise this application rocks.
- Upvoted a comment on Locate32- IYF is portable, needs no admin rights on the local computer, Locate32 must be installed and cannot be used on computers in the job without admin rights - IYF creates indexes for only the directories you select - IYF has a selectable option to search inside files - The future development of Locate32 will be stopped unless someone else will take care of the project, see [http://locate32.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=689](http://locate32.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=689) **Equal advantages as Locate32:** - IYF is available in the many languages: English, Spanish, Romanian, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, French, S/T Chinese, Bulgarian, Brazilian, Turkish, Czech, Dutch, Polish, Lithuanian and Kurdish.
- Upvoted a comment on Locate32This is a good search tool, my biggest problem with it is that is if the file system changes, Locate won't see those changes until you run an update to its database. I prefer BareGrep or Agent Ransack for the types of searching I do.