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 an app 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 Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like NTFS-Search are DocFetcher (Free, Open Source), FSearch (Free, Open Source), Recoll (Free, Open Source) and RecentX (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows.
    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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. A small fee is required for downloading and using the Windows binary version.
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    5. 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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    6. UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.
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    7. 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.
    8. GTK+ desktop search frontend.
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    9. A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.
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    10. 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.

      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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