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Windows 7: Need text finder like the Linux program "Recoll"

10 Jun 2013   #1
dougmack

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Need text finder like the Linux program "Recoll"

Recoll creates an index of every bit of text on the machine, from notes in an editor to emails, and what have you. It does
this when you tell it to update, and it's relatively quick to do so, altho you don't want to sit and wait while it does it. Then you
can put in a bit of text, or even a keyword, and Recoll will find all the files that contain that text. It will write just the
surrounding text for you, and then you can snap on the file name and bring up the whole file. Depending on the text
searched for, it may produce several 10-entry pages.
I have Googled for something similar that will run on Win 7-64, but have not had success. (One suggestion which I looked
at started to search from the time I input the text--that's pretty near useless, unless you have 20 minutes or so to wait
for the answer. ) The program should update when you tell it, some time when you _don't_ need the answer. It actually has the ability to update itself on a schedule, from once a week to more than once a day at day(s) and hour(s) specified.

If you have a suggestion, please note whether the program you suggest will also work on Win 8-64, and for that matter,
XP-32, but Win 7-64 is where most of my Windows files are kept.

Thanx for looking--Doug


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12 Jun 2013   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

There must be a free app that indexes text. You may have to specify folders to include. But I'd be surpised if there wasn't something similar to what you describe. Try Softpedia.com and sourceforge.net. On SourceForge add the search term "win32" to concentrate on Windows programs. Even 64 bit apps seem to be in the "win32" category. It's just how win apps are described there.
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