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Topic # 221411 10-Aug-2017 03:49
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Does anyone know of a desktop search tool that is faster than FileLocator Lite? All my files are on an SSD, and my searches definitely stalling because of I/O-blockage. Before upgrading to FileLocator Pro (that indexes files so subsequent searches are faster), I wanted to know what everyone else is using.

 

I use FileLocator because it can search through binary files and extract text in many different charsets. It’s also dead-useful for digging through my huge pile of notes and code snippets.

 

Windows Desktop Search is entirely unsuitable for locating files. What other alternatives are out there?


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  Reply # 1843142 10-Aug-2017 05:04
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Played with Ultrasearch http://www.jam-software.com/ultrasearch/ it does the job.


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  Reply # 1843158 10-Aug-2017 07:39
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Everything Search does lighting fast searches by filename, but doesn't look at contents at all. It won't suit your needs, but others who read the thread might find it useful.

 

Ultrasearch recommended above seems to be a filename search as well, rather than a contents search.





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  Reply # 1843171 10-Aug-2017 08:22
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? Save everything into OneNote or Evernote and use their search functionality ?


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  Reply # 1845447 11-Aug-2017 23:28
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timmmay:

 

Everything Search does lighting fast searches by filename, but doesn't look at contents at all. It won't suit your needs, but others who read the thread might find it useful.

 

Ultrasearch recommended above seems to be a filename search as well, rather than a contents search.

 

 

"Everything" is as good as the windows 95/98 search applet, but so much faster. 

 

The file search built into windows xp or newer is just crap at trying to find *documentname*.doc*

 

 





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  Reply # 1846469 14-Aug-2017 16:02
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Lookeen Desktop search. You would need to specify that you want to index BIN files.

 

It's free for non-outlook mail use.





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