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Windows 7: Is there a really good fast Search Utility for Windows 7?

02 Aug 2012   #1

windows 8 64
 
 
Is there a really good fast Search Utility for Windows 7?

HI;

I have nearly 5TB of data on my main computer and connected drives. The built in search indexing ties up my i/o and makes my computer drag every time I move any amount of files around or add any amount of files (for example, virtually every day I copy a GB or more of digital photos to the machine).

Is there some other search utility I could use in Windows 7 or some way to make the search build the index at night?

I've tried selectively indexing, but then it ends up not being very useful when I want to find something.

I also recall I had a problem with the built in search database getting so large it got corrupt at one point and I had to delete it, I think it was 10GB.

Thanks,

Jamie


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02 Aug 2012   #2

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

Have you tried default search yet?
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02 Aug 2012   #3

windows 8 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Lawrence View Post
Have you tried default search yet?
You mean just the built in search? If so, yes, that is what I was talking about in the post that I have tried to use, but it ends up slowing my system way down because of all the i/o on the drives it does when it indexes changes while I am using the computer.

Thanks

Jamie
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02 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamiedolan View Post
HI;

I have nearly 5TB of data on my main computer and connected drives. The built in search indexing ties up my i/o and makes my computer drag every time I move any amount of files around or add any amount of files (for example, virtually every day I copy a GB or more of digital photos to the machine).

Is there some other search utility I could use in Windows 7 or some way to make the search build the index at night?

I've tried selectively indexing, but then it ends up not being very useful when I want to find something.

I also recall I had a problem with the built in search database getting so large it got corrupt at one point and I had to delete it, I think it was 10GB.

Thanks,

Jamie
Try this one - it will find everything on your computer in seconds.
Download Everything
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02 Aug 2012   #5
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

You could try everything search.
Everything - CNET Download.com
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08 Aug 2012   #6

windows 8 64
 
 

Thanks! This is great. 4.2 millions files, no wonder windows search was slow!
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08 Aug 2012   #7

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

I like Ultra File Search. Been using it for year.

Ultra File Search - File Search Utility

Regards,
GEWB
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13 Aug 2012   #8

windows 8 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
I like Ultra File Search. Been using it for year.

Ultra File Search - File Search Utility

Regards,
GEWB
Thank You.
I loaded this one up as well and it looks like it lets me do some in file searches, which of course take lots longer, but are sometimes necessary.

I'll keep both of these loaded, each serving their own purpose. If I know the file name, I can't beat the speed of the Search Everything, it is very fast even with over 4 million files.

Thanks,
Jamie
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