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    Great Search Tool

    Dunno if anyone else has found or used this tool (Everything), but it has to be one of the fastest and most comprehensive tools I have seen for system searching.

    Chuck

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    Just remember it does not search file content. It is very good for searching file and folder names. It has been mentioned from time to time in the Lounge.

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    For searching inside file content, Agent Ransack has been my go to for a very long time, it's a pretty good all round search tool otherwise. The Lite version is free for personal use.

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    Or just use Windows Explorer search with the "contents:" option.
    e.g. *.cmd contents:robocopy

    cheers, Paul

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    Looks like you can do Boolean searches as well with File Explorer (Windows Explorer)

    *.txt contents:neutral and contents:no will find any txt files with both those strings.

    Oh and I like Everything as well, and I'll investigate FE further and try Agent Ransack too
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    FreeCommanderXE has a good search function as well. It does file/folder search as well as content searches.

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    Copernic Desktop Search

    There is never enough information in file names for me to find anything useful, so software that searches inside files is essential. I've been using Copernic Desktop Search very successfully for years. As a translator/copy editor, I use it to find archived translations that include similar content or terminology, which is quite useful, especially when authors take material from older texts.

    The light version is free and does everything I need.

    Almost everything. Lately the highlighting feature doesn't seem to work after the first article is shown, but it may be because I haven't "upgraded" to a newer version with advertising . . . It's very fast because it builds an index during idle times (I've switched off the Windows search indexing).

    Later: Installed Agent Ransack. Appears fast enough without prior indexing to use comfortably, but seems to require loading the found files to read more than the line containing the word. Copernic allows reading the entire file in the preview box. Search time can be shortened by selecting relevant folders instead of entire Documents folder. Assuming that the highlighting works reliably, it could be a worthwhile replacement for Copernic. Both programs found the same 15 articles containing "epiphreatic," so their accuracy is similar.

    So, Thanks, Satrow.
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    Here is one more to consider for search both file names and contents: http://dtsearch.com. I have used it for over 20 years, and it has saved my *** more times than I can begin to count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CIS57163 View Post
    it has saved my *** more times than I can begin to count
    I should hope so at $200!!!!!
    That's just way too much for a file search tool.

    cheers, Paul

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    Is Google Desktop search still around? It used to have some devotees.

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