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Recoll Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Recoll for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Everything, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Recoll and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Recoll are DocFetcher, RecentX, Search Monkey and SwiftSearch.

Recoll alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Application Launchers or File Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Recoll.
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  1. "Everything" is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows.

    Locate files and folders by name instantly.
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    renArD

    Everything Search doesn't look the file contents

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  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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    Almost everyone thinks DocFetcher is a great alternative to Recoll.
    softph

    Similar program as recoll. Plus: Includes a realtime indexer and free executable on windows. Minus: much slower for large datasets, less configurable.

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    Comparatively trivial to install.

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    Doesn't search WITHIN documents.

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  3. 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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    Search Monkey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.

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    SwiftSearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever requiring you to index your drives.

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    FileSearchy

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    File search utility that provides instant search by file name, and powerful search by file contents, size and date. Supports search inside PDF, Microsoft Office and other documents. Highlights found text in file names and contents. Clean and intuitive multi-tabbed user interface.

    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.43, released in October 2016, can be still downloaded from Majorgeeks

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  7. NTFS-Search

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

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    Index Your Files

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Wine

    Index Your Files allows you to search through all your files or folders on local or networked drives without remote admin rights (as necessary for the similar app "Everything"). Searching can be done by name, date, size, location etc.

    IYF-Search
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    Blink grep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    GUI of indexed grep for source code, files locator, search and replace. Switch differnt projects and start searching. Drag and drop of filenames to your favourite editor.

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  10. Full-text morphological search among documents and e-books of dozens of file types, including text in archives and disk images; on the your desktop, LAN, clouds (WebDAV) and removable drives.

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