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    regain is described as 'Search the contents of your files not just the file names' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to regain for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and BSD. The best alternative is YaCy, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like regain are DocFetcher, FSearch, Recoll and Agent Ransack.

    regain is mainly a File Search Utility but alternatives to it may also be Web Search Engines or Duplicate File Finders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of regain.
    This page was last updated Nov 12, 2021
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    Search the contents of your files not just the file names.
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    1. YaCy is a free search engine that anyone can use to build a search portal for their intranet or to help search the public internet.
    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.


    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.
    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.
    5. Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching the contents of files Agent Ransack also displays the text found. Users can then quickly browse the results without having to separately open each file!


    6. 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.
    7. A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.
    8. FileLocator Lite enables you to locate files on your pc. It performs a thorough and quick search for any file you want to find.
    9. 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.

    10. FileSeek is an easy-to-use file search app that includes advanced functionality for power users! Search through files using simple queries or regular expressions. You can even sync your search settings between computers.
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