Updated9 May 2016
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"Tool for fast file searching across your LAN."
LAN Search Pro search utility that network personnel can use to run searches that span across entire local area networks (LANs). The search tool is useful for network engineers and also individuals who run a home LAN with several computers in their home office, den, bedroom or living room.
The search engine is quick, can search hidden network resources by using the correct access information across networks, IP subnets, and LAN FTP servers.
There is a password manager that is included with the package. This can store network login information to gain access to various access levels across one or more LANs that normally have restricted access.
Items can be searched, the search results display within a simple user interface with items able to be renamed, copied or moved quickly from there. Actions can be programmed for repetitive use using BAT files to create a batch processing option. Results can also be sorted in various ways, certain results filtered out completely, run a search within an existing search result, and more.
There is both a desktop version and a portable version that can be stored on a USB flash drive and plugged into a computer on a LAN to perform a search on it.
The software requires 1.2 MB of available space. The software did not attempt to install any malicious software with the setup program.
Once running, the software immediately requests whether to check for the latest update or not.
LAN Search Pro requires Windows XP to Windows 8. Windows Server 2003 to 2012 is also supported (32-bit and 64-bit versions are compatible).
The interface has a menu with options for File, View, Edit and Help.
There are a number of large toolbar buttons below the menu which are clear what the purpose of each button command is. However, there are also tips that appear when hovering over any of the toolbar buttons.
There is a file search option. Below the search is a file information area with File name, Location, Size, Date and Time, and Attributes.
- Perform searches for files across a local area network
- Access hidden network resources, IP subnets, password-protected network logins and LAN FTP servers.
- Password manager stores information for network logins to avoid admins needing to remember many logins
- Search results can be accessed to quickly copy, move, rename and take other actions on file located
- Filter search results
- Re-run a search within existing search results to drill down further
- Create BAT files to aid batch processing and repeated search runs at different times
- Desktop and portable application version
LAN Search Pro is a good search tool for anyone who uses local area networks and wants to be able to search across the LAN easily.
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