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1101
19-02-2015, 10:57 AM
Hi there
I really hate windows (file) search in Win7,8 .
Any good free alternatives ??

wainuitech
19-02-2015, 11:07 AM
Theres a few, Search Everything is OK http://voidtools.com/

if you want a good LAN search then LAN Search Pro https://www.softperfect.com/products/lspro/ Download Links are near the bottom of the page.

A Few others : alternatives-windows-search (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-awesome-alternatives-windows-search-si/)

linw
19-02-2015, 11:25 AM
"Everything" is superb at finding files/Folders. Not file content, though.

Alex B
19-02-2015, 11:39 AM
FileLocater Lite

1101
19-02-2015, 11:57 AM
To elaborate a bit, what I really want is portable app that doesnt use a database & searches/shows hidden & system files.
That way I can just run it off my USB & not have to wait for indexing on a one-off search. I dont really mind if a search takes 5 minutes, Bring back the old XP style search function :-)

I'll also try some of the recommendations from Makeuseoff & http://alternativeto.net/

Cheers

Lurking
19-02-2015, 12:24 PM
Bring back the old XP style search function :-)

Say what they like !!!, XP Search can't be faulted.

Used to use Whereis a Dos relic, but it was an excellent search program.

Lurking.

Ps.wife has W7 a p r i c k of a search bar.

lurks.

pctek
19-02-2015, 01:36 PM
Agent Ransack

1101
19-02-2015, 02:05 PM
I think have a winner for a portable (non installing) search tool. Something I can run off a USB.
Of course there is no right click & search, but it will show system/hidden files, and I can delete from within the search.

UltraFileSearch Lite Portable
http://www.ultrafilesearch.com/download.html

Agent_24
19-02-2015, 03:22 PM
"Everything" is superb at finding files/Folders. Not file content, though.


Agent Ransack

x2

nmercer
21-02-2015, 07:08 PM
Cmd
Dir * /s

Renegade
21-02-2015, 08:31 PM
Super Finder XT
http://downloads.tomsguide.com/Super-Finder-XT,0301-26251.html