Windows Search Alternatives

    Windows Search is described as ', formerly known as Windows Desktop Search (WDS) on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, is an indexed desktop search platform created by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Windows Search for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Everything, which is free. Other great apps like Windows Search are DocFetcher (Free, Open Source), Recoll (Free, Open Source), Agent Ransack (Freemium) and RecentX (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 14, 2020

    1. Scherlokk is a lightning fast file search utility build for precise and reliable search of every file which meets the search criteria. Music, pictures, bookmarks, documents, etc can be found quickly and easily.
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    2. iFileX's functionality and design is based on Mac OS early-era file search tools such as Find File and Sherlock, now replaced by Spotlight.
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    3. Indexes filesystems allowing you to search for files.
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    4. Replacement for Windows built-in search. Search files, folders and other data efficiently and easily.
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    5. AIKIN is a powerful new desktop search that can find item names and content using advanced pattern recognition and semantic awareness, that doesn't require the user to always know exactly how something was named or written.
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    6. Effective File Search (EFS) is a powerful but easy to use search tool. Search any files on your computer or local network with this effective software. EFS is a real replacement for the Windows Search utility. You can save a lot of time with this excellent file search tool.
    7. Wise JetSearch can help you search files or folders on all your local drives in just a few seconds. Input your keywords, select the drive and then start to search.
    8. VX Search is an automated, rule-based file search solution allowing one to search files by the file type, category, file name, size, location, extension, regular expressions, text and binary patterns, creation, modification and last access dates, EXIF tags, etc.
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    9. A handy tool to start application by keyboard.
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    10. liquidFOLDERS stores all files in a separate area of your computer we call "store". A store does not have a fixed directory tree (let alone one that you'll have to manage yourself), but is one big thing.
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