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Windows 7: Better and Really FAST DECENT Search program works on both X-86 and X-64 all builds.


16 Mar 2009   #1

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 
Better and Really FAST DECENT Search program works on both X-86 and X-64 all builds.

Actually isn't it a bit confusing calling X-86 the 32 bit version whilst X-64 (a lower number) refers to the 64 bit version -- it's a bit like counting in Chinese (sorry any chinese folks reading this).
I know historically it referrs to the Intel 8086 processor and all its subsequent developments but logically why not refer to a 32 bit OS with a 32 in the number (or maybe Computer Logic doesn't work like that).

Anyway back to the post

Brilliant FAST search utility that also works via right mouse click from the explorer bar so you can for example click on a drive (or a folder) and do, a SIMPLE search (like back in the days of Windows 98 and Windows 2000) before they bollixed it up and made it too complex.

The only caveat is that it prompts for UAC when you use it -- I'm looking to see if I can make an exception for this program.

Here's the link

Downloads: Search Everything (exe) - CIOL Downloads



cheers
jimbo

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16 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
NEW DELHI - INDIA : Everything is a search engine for Windows that replaces the normal Windows search with a much faster one. Unlike Windows search, Everything initially displays every file and folder on your computer. You can type in a search filter to limit what files and folders are displayed. Everything only uses file and folder names and generally takes a few seconds to build its database. 1,000,000 files will take about 1 minute.Version 1.1.4.301 adds -search command line option, improved status of servers under the tool menu, and other fixes.
The above is quoted directly from the site that appears from the link you provided. I highlight a point of interest in Red Italic.

It can't be very useful if it only uses file and folder names for it's database.

Windows Search (either the XP, Vista or Windows 7 version) can search using file and folder names, as well as related metadata, which makes it infintely better. For details, see the Advanced Searches tutorial I created in the Vista Forums. The information there works with either version of Windows Search.

And if you really, really don't want to use Windows Search 4.0, you can always use Google Desktop.
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16 Mar 2009   #3

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

I would tend to disagree.

it's much easier to type for instance *.TIB on a menuline and get all the *.tib files back on say your 1TB "E" drive plus any that are in sub folders.

If you have say 6 or 7 X 1TB disks on your machine or Network a quick file search is really appreciated.

The Right Mouse (context) function is really useful and quick.

The purpose of this utility isn't to REPLACE any better stuff such as finding strings within files or metadata but simply as a very quick method of just finding FILES / DIRECTORIES via a right mouse click.

Google search is no good for this type of application.

Your post refers to ADVANCED searches -- the whole point of this one is that it's SIMPLE and does "exactly what it says on the tin" -- no more or no less --it's purely a FILE / DIRECTORY searcher.

However each to their own.

cheers
jimbo.
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16 Mar 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
I would tend to disagree.

it's much easier to type for instance *.TIB on a menuline and get all the *.tib files back on say your 1TB "E" drive plus any that are in sub folders.

If you have say 6 or 7 X 1TB disks on your machine or Network a quick file search is really appreciated.

The Right Mouse (context) function is really useful and quick.

The purpose of this utility isn't to REPLACE any better stuff such as finding strings within files or metadata but simply as a very quick method of just finding FILES / DIRECTORIES via a right mouse click.

Google search is no good for this type of application.

Your post refers to ADVANCED searches -- the whole point of this one is that it's SIMPLE and does "exactly what it says on the tin" -- no more or no less --it's purely a FILE / DIRECTORY searcher.

However each to their own.

cheers
jimbo.
Well, sure, but Windows Search does that to. Searching for file or folder names with wildcards, like you want. That's the whole beauty of Windows Search. Using wildcard parameters, like *.txt or *.pas works, but you always have the advanced capabilities right there, when you need them, without the need of additional software.

I'm downloading the search utility you mention, so I can have a look for myself and there give a more informed opinion on it...

EDIT:
That is, of course, if the link you provided actually led to a download location that doesn't require browsing through a list of 175745 items on ZDNet. This is what I got:

Quote:
Showing items 1-40 of 175745
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16 Mar 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

I have been using this for a long time and I also posted this program long time back. And it is a lot better for me than windows search and it is instant results for me.
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17 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thegr8anand View Post
I have been using this for a long time and I also posted this program long time back. And it is a lot better for me than windows search and it is instant results for me.
Which is exactly why I'd like to have a look at it myself, so that I could give a proper response to it's effectiveness.

You wouldn't happen to have a link to it that actually works?
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17 Mar 2009   #7

7068 64 bit + XP Pro
 
 

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17 Mar 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by black dog View Post
Thanks.

I'll have a look at it this evening when I get home from work.
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18 Mar 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Another one Ive used is Locate32 Web Site - Home which comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit.
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18 Mar 2009   #10

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
I would tend to disagree.

it's much easier to type for instance *.TIB on a menuline and get all the *.tib files back on say your 1TB "E" drive plus any that are in sub folders.

If you have say 6 or 7 X 1TB disks on your machine or Network a quick file search is really appreciated.

The Right Mouse (context) function is really useful and quick.

If your drive is indexed by desktop search you can do that in .. 2 clics.

Open Explorer windows in "detailed view" search the column title "Type" and clic on the little arrow. So you just have to select the type of file you want to see.

2 Clics, no text to type.

And you have in front of you the available types of files in the location, you may not search something which doesn't existe.

Most funny: if you often do the same search: save the result and you can access to it whenever you want it'll be always up to date, thanks to the magical indexed search.
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