SearchMyFiles is an alternative to the standard "search for files and folders" module of Windows. It allows you to easily search files in your system by wildcard, by last modified, created, or last accessed time, by file attributes, by file content (text or binary search), and by the file size. SearchMyFiles allows you to make a very accurate search that cannot be done with Windows search.
For Example: You can search all files created in the last 10 minutes with size between 500 and 700 bytes. After you made a search, you can select one or more files, and save the list into text, HTML, CSV, or XML file, or copy the list to the clipboard. SearchMyFiles is portable, and you can use it from a USB flash drive without leaving traces in the Registry of the scanned computer.
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Version 2.52 is a bug fixing release.Current Version 0 stars Be the first to review this product All Versions 3.8 out of 19 votes5 star 9 4 star 4 3 star 1 2 star 4 1 star 1 My rating0 starsWrite review 5 stars"Outstanding, fast, flexible, no installation required!"June 02, 2014 | Version: SearchMyFiles 2.47 ProsFast, runs from exe file without requiring install, finds duplicate files. Flexible options about searching multiple paths, excluding multiple paths, including and excluding multiple file name patterns, including and excluding multiple text patterns. Also times created/modified/accessed by seconds, minutes, hours, days, months. Also attributes such as readonly / hidden / compressed / system or not. Of course limits on file size.
The search for duplicates was eye-opening, finding 1454 files that appear 6454 times, an average of about 4 duplicates each.ConsThe help file is separate. Clicking on the "help" in the program just shows the "about" information. Clicking on the separate chm help file describes how each of the options works.SummaryA lot to love!Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 2 stars"Be Very Carefull"February 19, 2013 | By gwc12 | Version: SearchMyFiles 2.35 ProsIt finds duplicate files.ConsI downloaded it from the developer web site and was hit with a wave of spy ware, mal ware, a trojan a browser hijacker and God knows what else. That is why it is free. Down load from the link on this page and none of that happens.
I found the program to work great finding files. But there is no help file. This is only for techies.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 5 stars"Improvement over Windows 7 search"June 28, 2012 | By sangjmoon | Version: SearchMyFiles 2.20 ProsMicrosoft has decided to make searching files even less intuitive in Windows 7. Luckily this utility is around to fill in the gaping hole Microsoft created.ConsNone. This is what Microsoft should have done in the first place with Windows 7 file searching.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 5 stars"Excellent - fast and efficient"June 23, 2012 | By MartyJarvis2 | Version: SearchMyFiles 2.20 ProsProvides all the search criteria I would ever want.
Does not interfere with the registry.
Includes a duplicate file-finder option which is the best and fastest I have seen.
It's FREE!ConsThe options screen may be somewhat overwhelming for novices.
No help file, which could be a problem for novice users.SummaryThe interface may not be everyone's cup of tea, but to me it is wonderful to have all the options available for the odd times you may need them.
For those with thousands of files not very well organised, the "Dupllicates Search" option will be a God-send.
For the more experienced users, this is a fast and efficient no-nonsense utility which does what it should, and well worth adding to your inventory. Highly recommended.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 5 stars"Finally I found a decent search add-on for Windows 7"September 21, 2011 | By int_revisor | Version: SearchMyFiles 1.76 ProsThe default Windows 7 search sucks. Probably Microsoft thought that they were simplifying search for morons. But if you want to search like in old Windows 98, and even more powerful, this is the right tool.ConsThere's always someting more that you would like to see or not...Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (1) (0) 2 stars"Much too complicated"March 24, 2011 | By vern126 | Version: SearchMyFiles 1.70 ProsPerhaps OK for real techiesConsNo real instructions on how to use itSummaryI uninstalled the program as it was just TOO complicated!Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 1 stars"only did searches on my desktop"March 24, 2011 | By jctkl | Version: SearchMyFiles 1.70 Proscan't think of any.Consonly searched my desktopSummaryI need a better file searcher than the one on Windows 7. This wasn't it.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 2 stars"Software too complex for its services"March 11, 2011 | By capitanflorius | Version: SearchMyFiles 1.65 ProsNot many thingsConsProgram too complicated, slow, few options availableSummaryThere are better solution out there.
I like "ultra file search portable edition" vers. 1.0.4Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 5 stars"When you really want to find your files."October 19, 2010 | By jumpsinlava | Version: SearchMyFiles 1.55 ProsSearchMyFiles is a simple file (and file content) search with a clean interface and all of the options you need. It finds the files that Windows 7 and other indexing type search programs won't.ConsNeeds Explorer context menu when right clicking files. I see that is on the to do list.
Not easy to tell which results go with which search when I have multiple searches going on...not a big deal.SummaryIf I hadn't found this I was about to start writing my own. This utility is almost exactly what I had in my head.
The search form is brilliantly simple with the options in your face, and laid out in a way that follow the way you would think about searching.
There is no install which I prefer so that I can easily add it to my utilities folder.
Thoughts: The build in Windows 7 search is absolutely useless to anyone who works outside of a standard office & document type environment. I have tried every indexing and folder option available, and it simply will not find unknown file extensions containing specified text even though I know it is there. I'm spinning my wheels if I cannot search my code and data files with confidence. There are many forums and topics covering this subject.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 5 stars"More options than Windows 7 search"September 26, 2010 | By 4arter | Version: SearchMyFiles 1.55 ProsSearchMyFiles has the options I wanted and more, and the price is very good (free). It has a duplicates search option, can look for text, and has detailed time options. It makes a config file to remember settings. Saves results to a file. Wow.ConsMaybe not for novices. Does not make a right-click context search option in Windows Explorer.SummaryStraight-forward and functional. Does not care about indexing. Does not install or consume resources. Free. What's not to like?
I did not try the Help system, but did not need to. The zip file comes with 3 files, the executable, help, and readme. A config file is added during the first use.
The readme file mentions possible future improvements, so the author is aware of more things that can be improved than I would have thought to suggest.
The program works with two separate windows, a search criteria window and a results window. And even though the program does not need Windows Explorer to get results, it does include a right click option in the results window to "Select File in Explorer", which causes Explorer to open with the file highlighted. Common file operations are also accessible by right clicking.
Perhaps the best part of SearchMyFiles is the ability to save or print the results. Saving can be done by copy/paste, saved as text, csv, or even as an html file. It even has an option to as a header line if saved as a delimited file. Open the delimited file in your spreadsheet and you will be able to do sequenced sorting (col A, then C, then B, etc).
I don't expect to use SearchMyFiles frequently, but when I need it, it will be a great tool.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) You are logged in as . Please submit your review for SearchMyFiles Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. CloseSince you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review. Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. CloseNote that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. CloseYour message has been reported and will be reviewed by our staff. CloseVersion 2.52 is a bug fixing release. Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows XP
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