file finding tools

Locate32 – added 8/8/2005

Locate32 saves names of all files in your hard drives to file database. After that you can locate files. Very fast. This program works like updatedb and locate in Unix systems. Win32 based locating program also included.

CatFish – added 7/8/2005

CatFish is a disk catalog browser that allows you to save snapshots of the directory/file structure of your disks and to search through them at any time. The catalog files maintained by CatFish are very compact and fast, and can easily handle the huge directory trees often found on large disks, removable disks, and CD-ROMs. CatFish will calculate total subdirectory sizes, and lists the date of the newest file found inside each directory.

DNKA – added 3/17/2005

Need a search tool for remote computer? DNKA acts as a web server (search server) by interacting as a layer between Google Desktop Search (GDS) and user. And allow other users to search, view and download your files, emails, chats and web history.

Snowbird – added 3/12/2005

Snowbird is the latest in hard disk search technology – a lightning fast search program that can search for anything on your computer, including data inside files, and automatically categorize the results into Documents, Pictures, Audio, etc.

Agent Ransack – added 8/29/2003

Agent Ransack, perhaps the most powerful tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching the contents of files Agent Ransack displays the text found so you can quickly browse the results without having to separately open each file!

Macmatch – added 8/20/2002

Macmatch lets you search for files by their last write, last access or creation time without changing any of these times. A tool like this can be useful in a forensic investigation.

Google Desktop Search – added 10/16/2004

Search your own computer with Google Desktop Search Find your email, files, web history and chats instantly! Plus, View web pages you’ve seen, even when you’re not online–basically, search your box as easily as you do on Google!

Wilbur – added 3/3/2005

Wilbur can be your total file assistant that does text searches and indexes your computers files. The resulting file list can be sorted by number of hits, date, name, extension, size, attributes or path name .

FIND Tools – added 3/9/2005

Scans files for a string (optionally in all subdirectories), and reports all files where the string was found.

ScanDir – added 10/8/2004

ScanDir will search multiple directories for all files or a selection of files. Select files based on filename, path, extension, filesize and filedate. Scan results can be printed or saved to a textfile.

Search & Replace 98 – added 12/24/2002

Search & Replace 98 functions as a text search and replace tool that can do its work on single text files or an entire directory. It features include; file backups, allowing you to make file backups of files modified during the search & replace process, anddirectory recursion, allowing you to process an entire directory tree. Also multiline search and replace, allows you to replace blocks of text with other blocks, or just simple sentences.

ReplaceEm – added 12/22/2002

Welcome to the wonderful world of ReplaceEm, your premiere-quality string-replacing utility for Windows. At its core, ReplaceEm is essentially a text search-and-replace program. However, unlike the search-replace functionality of a standard text editor, ReplaceEm is designed to operate on multiple files at once. And you need not only perform one search-replace operation per file — you can setup a list of operations to perform. If different groups of files need to have different operations performed on them, this is no problem either.

Seek – added 10/22/2004

Seek lets you specify a case-insensitive key word/phrase that it will use to filter only the matching programs and directories from the Start Menu, so that you can easily open your target program from a handful of matched entries.

Instant File Name Search – added 1/29/2004

Instant File Name Search (IFNS) allows you to find files on your computer instantly. After an initial scan, it maintains an index of all the files on your computer or LAN and and allows you to search them by name, partial name or wildcards. It offers additional support for Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT), database management with an option to maintain multiple database files.

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