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Windows 7: Need info..Good file searching s/w


11 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
[SOLVED]Need info..Good file searching s/w

Dear All,

Can you plz suggest me a good software which will act as a replacement for the Windows 7 Search utility? I should be able to search any files on my computer with that.

Thanks in advance,
Troy.

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11 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Try this: Locate32 Web Site - Home. Its a port of a linux app. You have to run "updatedb" first in order to build up the database.
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11 Aug 2009   #3

 
 

You could always download Windows Desktop Search and see if that has better capabilities than the default Windows 7 search applet.
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11 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Need info..Good file searching s/w

I downloaded Windows 4.0 search (64 bit) but the install indicates it is not supported on Windows 7. Am I missing something?
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11 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

thanks for replying my friends.
@swarfega >> the Locate32 app looks cool. will give it a try.
I just checked the screenshots
Code:
http://locate32.net/content/view/149/52/
@shark >> thanks mate..will give it a shot.

@Jeremy >> right now i cannot confirm the working of "Windows Search 4.0" as i am on a XP laptop..i will try it at my home desktop (Win 7 32 bit) & post a feedback.
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11 Aug 2009   #6

 
 

Tip   Tip
Try installing with 'Compatability' for Vista if the install is giving an error
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11 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

AFAIK Windows Desktop search 4.0 IS the Windows 7 search, the downloadable version is for adding to Vista or XP to bring them up to date.

The Desktop search 4.0 installer will not install as it is already there
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11 Aug 2009   #8

XP SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onlytanmoy View Post
Dear All,

Can you plz suggest me a good software which will act as a replacement for the Windows 7 Search utility? I should be able to search any files on my computer with that.

Thanks in advance,
Troy.
Try Everything:
Everything Search Engine
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15 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

thank you all for responding.
Barman is correct. Windows 7 comes with default Windows Desktop Search 4.0 & thats the reason its available as an update for Xp, Vista.
i have picked my thing..its Locate32...super fast...thanks Swarfega to once more.
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15 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
AFAIK Windows Desktop search 4.0 IS the Windows 7 search, the downloadable version is for adding to Vista or XP to bring them up to date.

The Desktop search 4.0 installer will not install as it is already there
I was reading the entire thread from the top and I was about to mention that...Barman is correct 7 Search=Windows Desktop Search 4.0
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