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    Locate32

    At last I've found a "lookalike" replacement for Windows excruciatingly slow file search facility. It uses a database of filenames, so is very fast. Also stores user-defined searches, a "problem feature" of Windows search, that was discussed some time back.

    "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. The use of these databases provides very fast searching speed. The software includes a dialog based application as well as console programs which can be used to both update and access databases. Supported operation systems are Windows 98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista. " - 1.3MB download, <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>

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    Re: Locate32

    Alan,
    That looks like a good find. Thanks.

    I've downloaded it and will give it a try. It HAS to be better than the Windows snail search! <img src=/S/groovin.gif border=0 alt=groovin width=21 height=21>
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    Re: Locate32

    I would love to be able to "dig in deep" and actually replace the Windows Search facility with this one. It lacks the "text within files" capability but, for me, this is irrelevant since I use Copernic (also database driven) for a much "nicer" (and much faster) result than the native Windows method. I'm not sure if this is even possible, as Search appears to actually be a part of Explorer. ???

    Any hints appreciated all the same.

    Alan

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