Updated25 Oct 2016
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"Quick and convenient file search utility"
FileSearchy is a powerful search utility that can perform searches inside files relating to dates, size and content. Therefore, a Word document can have a search run to find the one that talks about documentary film-making where the document name alludes the users and they just cannot locate the file.
Multiple tabs can be opened to perform different searches and then the user can refer to each search and run through the results when they have the time to do so. Searching for content will display the document with the line number and repeated words highlighted that match the search that was run on the document. Regular Expressions, pattern matching, whole word and sub string searches can be run to deliver different yet powerful results that can help to track down the most stubbornly hidden files.
Many different content file types are supported to make this a lightweight search utility that is ideal for writers, students, faculty and others who frequently work with document files on volume.
The license agreement comes up first with FileSearchy. The setup installer advises that the user will need 22.4 MB of available space to install the search package completely. The user is given the choice whether to install to the default suggested installation folder and choose their own destination folder instead.
The interface has some top-line menus at the top for File, Edit, View, Tools, and Help. Below this is the tab centric layout where new tabs can be opened (much like with a web browser) for different searches being run.
The application can run pattern matches for words and phrases within documents and the matches will be highlighted in yellow with the line number to the left of the document display.
- Run pattern matching, Regular Expressions and other types of searches to find files
- Look for files based on names, type, dates, and in-content searches
- Document display with numbered lines and text highlighting for word matches within the content
- Tabbed user interface to run several different searches and run through the results when it is suitable.
- Integration with Explorer shell for right click menu support
FileSearchy is a complex search utility with many ways to track down a file that is alluding the user. The best way is to discover files based on the content actually inside the document which is where this application performs its best work.
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