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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

SearchMyFiles Review

Find it for sure

Excellent file search software that leverages an extremely customizable find menu to help track down very specific information. Search using a long list of conditions:
  • Contents (binary AND text)
  • Size
  • Multiple dates (last accessed, created, modified)
  • File type (hidden, compressed, encrypted, read-only, etc.)
  • Can fiind folders OR files
Often, if you know where your software ISN'T this software can save you lots of time and energy, especially with very large, dynamic databases.

These conditions make up the bulk of the program's interface but there is a "stop searching after ___ files" item at the bottom, which performs a great "parking brake"-type feature, preventing endless searching.


The program does not try to make an "index" or a breakdown of information included on a drive. This offers several advantages to this because "the quality of the index and search quality may be degraded due to the mixed content and improper word proximity" (wikipedia), a problem present in programs like the outstanding portable Everything software and non-portable DK Finder.

System Requirements
If you can run Windows 2000, you can run this software. Works with all versions of Windows after Win2K.


Version: 1.15
Size: 67 k
RAM Usage: 5.3 megs
License: Freeware
Score: 8 out of 10 - In testing, was able to find files other software wouldn't. Wish there were still more options to find files including an easy way to add drives and exempted folders. Also, may scare away non-technical people.
In Kitchen Sink Collection: Yes

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