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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...

Avg rating of 3.7 (6)| 9 comments

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  • Developed byJanne Huttunen
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.7
  • Alternatives67 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 9 comments and reviews about Locate32, and it has gotten 81 likes

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omcan
  
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I remember it allowed to do quick image search, it was one of the few apps that allowed you to do it.

Today Everything can already do it, so it lost the purpose it had before.

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memscan
  
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This software save me alot of time everyday even if it has been years since its last version. It works well on windows 10 to index network shares and local drives.

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em4020
  
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  • 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

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.
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TBayAreaPat
  
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I think this is an interesting indepth file searcher with many options for the technically inclined who might find some advantage that the average person doesn't; Locate32 takes a learning curve and you can't just hit the ground running. You have to create a database first, but it doesn't quite invite you or ask you where. When you find the button it immediately goes to default C:, doesn't offer to refine the choice, and doesn't stop when you tell it (unless you use task manager) ..a more detailed option can refine that. The Database deal and its updating is too much of a turnoff to make me want to spend more time with this.

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tvsea
  
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This 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.

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TastyWheat
  
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This is one of the best file searching tools I've used. Other tools don't do indexing or make it difficult to search specific file types or don't let you search the file contents. This does all of those things very well.

My one complaint, which is true of almost all file searching software I've tried, is that it poorly handles UNC paths (i.e. network shares). Some of the shares I need to search don't appear in "My Network" so it's a hassle to map drives or create junction points just to get it working.

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c33s
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really a good search tool. simple and fast. statement about the future development: http://locate32.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=689

i will stick with it.

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    TBayAreaPat Downvoted a comment on Locate32
    This 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.
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    TBayAreaPat 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.
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    TBayAreaPat Upvoted a comment on Locate32
    This 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.
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