Alternative for Windows search
With SearchMyFiles, you can search for files and folders on Windows systems efficiently using a variety of methods, including wildcards. This utility is one of many free and small system tools from Nirsoft. Download SearchMyFiles for free here in Downzen, with a direct and free link.
- The good
- Quick to locate files.
- Does not require installation.
- Small size.
- Different search options are available.
- The bad
- The user interface could be made better and easier to use.
There are many ways to specify your search when using SearchMyFiles, they are:
- Last modified/created/last accessed time.
- File attributes.
- File content (text or binary search).
- File size.
All of these search options will optimize the accuracy of your search to achieve the desired results. Not all of these options are available in the default Windows search tool.
As usual with all Nir Sofer’s tools, you can export all the results or a selected number of the results to different formats (text/HTML/CSV/XML file) or copy and paste them in any file such as Excel.
SearchMyFiles is a portable program that does not require any installation or any additional files to run, all you need is to download the executable file then run it directly, it will run on Windows 2000 up to Windows 10 in both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
You can also place the utility in an external flash drive to search other systems without leaving a trace in the registry.
How to use SearchMyFiles
When you run the program the Search Options window will pop-up, from there you have to enter the options you need, first by entering the base folders or drives to search, then enter the other options such as wildcards, after that you be required to click on OK to start the search. Every file or folder that match the options you specified will appear on the main window of the program.
When the search is over or in case you choose to cancel the search then you can view the files, open them or save a list of the resulted search in (text/CSV/HTML/XML) formats.
- Last update2019-02-13
- RequiresWindows 2000 up to Windows 10
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