Search GT Alternatives

    Search GT is described as 'Fully integrated with Windows Explorer, Search GT is a light and fast replacement for Windows built-in file search engine that parses the MFT instead of indexing files in the background' and is a File Search Utility in the File Management category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Search GT for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like Search GT are DocFetcher (Free, Open Source), Recoll (Free, Open Source), Agent Ransack (Freemium) and RecentX (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 27, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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!
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    4. 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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    5. UltraSearch searches files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.
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    6. A fast real-time search engine for displaying regular expression matches (both file name and content) across multiple directories.
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    7. 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.

    8. SearchMyFiles is a non-indexing portable alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows.
    9. Instantly find files, e-mails, and attachments stored anywhere on your PC with the free Copernic Desktop Search Home.
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