Updated 28 Aug 2015
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Everything 1.2.1.371
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 2.2.0.4
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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Everything 1.3.4.686
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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DocFetcher 1.1.14
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 5.1.0.8331
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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SearchMyFiles 2.61
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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grepWin 1.6.11
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
Agent Ransack 2014.828
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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FileSearchy 1.31
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
StrongSearch 2.0.0.7
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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AlternateStreamView 1.51
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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Pretty Run 8.2.0.6
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
Wise JetSearch 2.12
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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