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The best file search utility?

  1. #1


    RealCat Guest

    The best file search utility?

    Windows Vista's file search is maybe for just casual searches, not for
    serious searches. I often need to find files with various criteria
    such as file size, date or string in the text and so on. Is there any
    file search utility that you would recommend? Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Sir_George Guest

    Re: The best file search utility?


    "RealCat" <typingcat@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:39341b7f-0e4b-4482-a8dc-43959c03562c@xxxxxx

    > Windows Vista's file search is maybe for just casual searches, not for
    > serious searches. I often need to find files with various criteria
    > such as file size, date or string in the text and so on. Is there any
    > file search utility that you would recommend? Thanks.
    You may want to check "Agent Ransack":

    www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack

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    Sir_George


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  3. #3


    Chad Harris Guest

    Re: The best file search utility?



    "RealCat" <typingcat@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:39341b7f-0e4b-4482-a8dc-43959c03562c@xxxxxx

    > Windows Vista's file search is maybe for just casual searches, not for
    > serious searches. I often need to find files with various criteria
    > such as file size, date or string in the text and so on. Is there any
    > file search utility that you would recommend? Thanks.
    I thought Vista search distinguished itself as more than just casual, and
    when I read up on "Federated Search" in Win 7, maybe I'll appreciate the
    distinction.

    While there are many, I like DX Hog Hunt. You might have to use a web
    archive site to locate it, because it's not available on the site that used
    to offer it, and they've remade the site and it is written in Dutch.

    I've found the download by searching in a web archive. It does a great job
    of breaking down folders and files specifically by size and several other
    criteria. It has a price compatible with multinational companies who are
    stealing out of your pocket courtesy of Timmy Geithner who facilitates
    Goldman Sachs getting bonuses on the backs of blue collar and middle class
    workers and causing cosmic level poverty--it's free.

    Best,

    CH


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    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: The best file search utility?

    I use the search utility within Total Commander. It is pretty much
    customizable as a person sees fit.

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    Microsoft MVP
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    "RealCat" <typingcat@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:39341b7f-0e4b-4482-a8dc-43959c03562c@xxxxxx

    > Windows Vista's file search is maybe for just casual searches, not for
    > serious searches. I often need to find files with various criteria
    > such as file size, date or string in the text and so on. Is there any
    > file search utility that you would recommend? Thanks.

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    Peter Foldes Guest

    Re: The best file search utility?

    http://www.mythicsoft.com/Page.aspx?...rpro&page=home

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    "RealCat" <typingcat@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:39341b7f-0e4b-4482-a8dc-43959c03562c@xxxxxx

    > Windows Vista's file search is maybe for just casual searches, not for
    > serious searches. I often need to find files with various criteria
    > such as file size, date or string in the text and so on. Is there any
    > file search utility that you would recommend? Thanks.

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    Donald Lessau Guest

    Re: The best file search utility?

    "RealCat" <typingcat@xxxxxx> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:39341b7f-0e4b-4482-a8dc-43959c03562c@xxxxxx

    > Windows Vista's file search is maybe for just casual searches, not for
    > serious searches. I often need to find files with various criteria
    > such as file size, date or string in the text and so on. Is there any
    > file search utility that you would recommend? Thanks.
    XYplorer: http://www.xyplorer.com/product.htm#p7

    Don


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  7. #7


    +Bob+ Guest

    Re: The best file search utility?

    On Wed, 13 May 2009 19:42:53 -0600, "Sir_George"
    <Sir_George@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >
    >You may want to check "Agent Ransack":
    >
    >www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack
    Agent Ransack has the added advantage of utilizing regular expressions
    of you're geeky enough to understand them.


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  8. #8


    Retroman Guest

    Re: The best file search utility?

    On Wed, 13 May 2009 17:50:48 -0700 (PDT), RealCat <typingcat@xxxxxx>
    wrote:

    >Windows Vista's file search is maybe for just casual searches, not for
    >serious searches. I often need to find files with various criteria
    >such as file size, date or string in the text and so on. Is there any
    >file search utility that you would recommend? Thanks.
    In fact, complex queries work very well in Windows Search and are faster
    than with the 3rd-party alternatives. Here's an example query for the
    string "Windows" that limits the file type, size and date:

    windows ext:txt size:1KB..100KB modified:lastweek

    Many other criteria can be added. Details are found here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro.../advquery.mspx

    Doug M. in NJ

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