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NTFS-Search Alternatives

NTFS-Search is described as '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' and is a File Search utility in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to NTFS-Search for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Xfce and BSD. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like NTFS-Search are Recoll, FSearch, DocFetcher and UltraSearch.

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

    Recoll

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    35 alternatives to Recoll 

    This package is a personal full text search package which is based on a very strong backend (Xapian), for which it provides an easy to use and feature-rich interface.

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    1.  Full-Text SearchRecoll lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    2.  Dark ModeRecoll supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.


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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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    Locate32

    67 alternatives to 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.

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    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 3.1.11.8220a, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    EasyFind

    • Mac
    46 alternatives to EasyFind 

    Think Mac OS Xs Spotlight could use some help? Download EasyFind, an alternative to (or supplement of) Spotlight and find files, folders, or contents in any file without indexing. EasyFind is especially useful for those tired of slow or impossible indexing, outdated or corrupted...

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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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  10. 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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