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    Searching For Files

    Hello, what are people using nowadays for searching for files? I'm still using the basic search built into XP but I'm looking for an alternative. Is Agent Ransack still popular? How about Copernic Desktop Search? Recommendations, please.

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    Re: Searching For Files

    I'm using Locate32 - <post:=678,648>post 678,648</post:>. Very happy with it so far - fast & no fuss.

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    Re: Searching For Files

    I'm using X1 (http://www.x1.com). It's free and works fine.

    I also have Agent Ransack, which I use when I am in a folder structure and want to do a quick search only in that folder and its sub-folders. You can right-click on the master folder and quickly search for file name parts.

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    Re: Searching For Files

    We're using Windows Search. It seems to work fine.

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    Re: Searching For Files

    Hi, Alan. I'm taking a look at Locate32 now. I does seem very capable but one niggle I have is that it isn't showing the icons properly for CorelDraw. Have you had any problem with it not showing icons for any file type?

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    Re: Searching For Files

    I'm currently trialling Exalead one desktop (free edition) as my indexed search tool and FastFind module from ExplorerPlus (originally Powerdesk, I believe) when I need to find a file quickly by name.

    I've also used Copernic desktop search - but went to exalead after copernic stopped indexing networked drives properly. I actually prefer the Copernic interface, but exalead seems more efficient.
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    Re: Searching For Files

    Alan,
    Latest update for Locate32. Ver.3.0.8.1200, Jan. 20,2008 is HERE
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    Re: Searching For Files

    Thanks Bob!

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    Re: Searching For Files

    Can't say I've noticed anything amiss, Chris. Then again, I probably haven't looked too hard at icons, having identified most hits by filename.

    Just BTW, I've found myself relying on Locate32 to search for file names, but Copernic to search for file content (and previews etc.). It seems to me to be the most efficient way, but it might be just my own perception of things.

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    Re: Searching For Files

    Hi Alan, I think it was actually to do with the fact that I'm running a trial of Corel X4 on my computer at the moment and Locate32 couldn't determine which icon to use. I've configured the file-type and the icons are showing up correctly now. I must say, I'm quite taken with the latest version (thanks as well, Bob) which seems to run without installing anything. I'm surprised how fast it is at building up an index.

    All the best,

    Chris

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