Updated 18 Aug 2012
Everything
Everything is a desktop local search engine which can find virtually any type of content residing on or accessible by a PC.
334 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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InSight Desktop Search
Super-fast Desktop Search: Sometimes, the built-in search feature of Windows just doesn't do enough and when it does, it isn't fast enough for versatile enough for power users.
2.5 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
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DocFetcher
DocFetcher is a free and open-source desktop search utlity billing itself as the "Google of local search".
20.1 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
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Copernic Desktop Search Free
A fast desktop search application focusing on files, email, documents, browsing history and multimedia metadata: Copernic Desktop Search Free is a very fast search utility which searches your hard drive(s) for files, emails, music, pictures, videos and other media.
19.9 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
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Everything
A super fast desktop file search application that finds files and folders on a system by use of keywords: The built-in Windows search engine is often slow and inefficient, that's why "Everything" has been developed as an alternative.
1.5 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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Turbo Searcher
The fastest file search utility in the world for finding your any type of files through your local or network computers instantly.
1.8 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NTShareware
Agent Ransack
Agent Ransack is a type of search engine which search through files on your PC.
13.6 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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Clear Read-Only
Clear Read-Only is powerful tool for clearing Read-Only file attribute.
0.15 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Effective File Search
Effective File Search is a powerful but easy to use search tool.
1.07 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPShareware
grepWin
Search and replace tool for Windows supporting regular expressions that can search through files, folders and sub-directories: grepWin is a simple search and replace tool which can use regular expressions to do its job.
| For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
SearchMyFiles
SearchMyFiles is a wonder portable freeware file and folder searching application for Windows.
0.08 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
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FileSearchy
FileSearchy is a quick, powerful and easy to use utility to search files on your computer.
8.41 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
Wise JetSearch
Whether you're sick of the inflexibility of Windows' search feature or you're just not finding it effective, there are alternatives available such as Wise JetSearch.
1.55 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
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AlternateStreamView
Quick and effective utility which finds alternate streams on NTFS drives: AlternateStreamView is a small and portable application by NirSoft which can detect and locate alternate data streams on your system.
0.04 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
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StrongSearch
LAN Search Application: StrongSearch is a local area network search utility which gives you access to some administrative functions on your local LAN network.
0.99 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPShareware
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Pretty Run
Previously called dsRun, Pretty Run is a small program that can search your start menu, desktop or any other folder for shortcuts.
1.35 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree