- Free • Open Source
- File Search Utility
- File Manager
What is SwiftSearch?
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. Most search utilities that achieve similar speeds do so by indexing drives while the computer is idle, but because idleness detection is so difficult to get right, in practice they end up slowing down the whole system just to speed up search. SwiftSearch works differently: given administrator privileges, it completely bypasses the file system (only NTFS supported) and reads the file table directly every time, which speeds up search by many orders of magnitude. Typically searches yield full results in ~10 seconds or less, a significant speedup for many users. As a bonus, this program also supports path-based search (for example, you can search for "Program\Windows*"), regular expressions (just start the search name with '>' character), and full directory sizes. Its goal is to be simple, swift, and intuitive to use.
Comments and Reviews
Said about SwiftSearch as an alternative
Super fast. Drag and drop facility would make this a uba-great alternative.
Pros: doesnt need to index, fast, open source. Cons: doesn show indicator of how many files are selected, also doesnt sort properly as the folders and files are mix-shown no matter how clicking on the sort by name, also doesnt have rename button in the context menu when you right click on a file. These are very unfortunate cons as I really loved its fast and indexless work
- Search Engine
- File Manager
CategoriesFile Management • Online Services
Recent user activities on SwiftSearch
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- xelnaga added SwiftSearch as alternative(s) to Search Text In Files
This seems fast, very lightweight, and good layout. One thing though, it doesn't allow Rename of the file in the list from context menu. A few File Searchers are like this, but being easily able to rename a file seems important.