file finding tools

Everything – added 3/12/2009

Everything is an administrative tool that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Unlike Windows search Everything initially displays every file and folder on your computer (hence the name Everything). You type in a search filter to limit what files and folders are displayed.

Usman Searcher – added 3/2/2009

Usman Searcher is a file search utility that can search any kind of file within your harddisk, CD, floppy disk, USB drive, memory card etc. Also type the name of file alongwith it’s file extension and it will search the file in seconds. You can also search for system files like dll, exe, ocx, ini, sys etc. You can see hidden files in search results. You can copy, open, delete files and save search results.

FART – added 2/12/2008

FART works as a find and replace text command line utility. New & improved version of the well-known grep command, with advanced features such as: case-adaption of the replace string; find (& replace) in filenames, auto CVS edit.

Snowbird XP – added 7/28/2006

Snowbird XP is the latest, and most powerful version of Snowbird yet – the smallest and fastest desktop search program available. Compared to most other programs which use a search index, Snowbird, which does not index files, takes only around 30 seconds for the first search. Subsequent searches are even faster in 5 seconds or less.

V-Grep – added 6/7/2006

V-Grep is an easy to use while feature-rich application that brings – well known in the Unix world – regular expressions power to the typical Windows users. In the Unix-class systems regular expressions are handled by a program called GREP (Global Regular Expression Print). V-Grep (Visual GREP) gives you whole functionality of GREP and lots of other very useful options – all packed in a typical Windows GUI. V-Grep allows you also to search for files even without any knowledge about regular expression, but even then it’s much better way to do this than by using Windows built-in search feature, mainly because of a more legible search results.

LookDisk – added 1/29/2004

LookDisk is multi-functional disk tool, that you can use to search for files using various parameters. You can search for text in any files, find duplicate files (by name or content) and also get an overall view of your disks and space usage. Additional features include several advanced filtering options, use of external viewers, support for ZIP files and more.

Super Finder – added 11/24/2005

Super Finder provides a search utility to replace the Windows “Find” function. It can search for hexadecimal patterns with full wildcard support, integrate itself with the Windows shell, search folders recursively, remember last searched folders and much more, such as even search for Unicode strings in files.

FastFind – added 11/5/2005

FastFind provides fast searching for named files. FastFind generates a compact binary index for all files on a system, which it uses to search for filenames, in no more than a few seconds.

The Regex Coach – added 10/02/2005

The Regex Coach is a graphical application which can be used to experiment with (Perl-compatible) regular expressions interactively. It shows whether a regular expression matches a particular target string, which parts of the target string correspond to captured register groups or to arbitrary parts of the regular expression, and shows a graphical representation of the regular expression’s parse tree.

Mo-Search – added 9/30/2005

Mo-Searchgives one a secure and user-friendly application designed to help you get control of your computer’s data. Quickly and easily locate files and lost data, search networked drives, and during each search, files are scored by relevance and sorted to maximize your search productivity.

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