Features of UltraFileSearch

UltraFileSearch is available in two Editions: Standard (Shareware) and Lite (Freeware).

Each Edition is also available in Portable Version that can be copied to a removable device and does not leave traces on your Computer (although obviously the Operating System still keeps track of the programs executed), but cannot be launched from the Context Menu of Windows® Explorer.

You can install and run both Editions on the same Computer at the same time to evaluate them.

The comparison list below shows which features are available in the two Editions of UltraFileSearch.

Features
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General
■  Full support to Unicode Characters.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  The search is done without the need to use background Indexing.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Can Search any NTFS or FAT File System, supported by the Operating System.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Can Search in every kind of Drive: Internal, External, Network, CD-ROM, DVD, etc.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  The Installable Version can be launched directly from Windows® Explorer shell Context Menu.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Allows to find Files and/or Folders on the basis of these types of Parameters that, if set, must all be satisfied:
 
 
    ▪  "Files and Folders": Allows to set the File/Folder Names and Starting Folders plus other important Parameters.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    ▪  "Containing Text": Allows to set the Words/Phrases to search for and enable the Text Filters for Documents.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    ▪  "Date and Size": Allows to set the Date-Time and Size of the Files/Folders to search for.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    ▪  "Attributes": Allows to set the Attributes of the Files/Folders to search for. (e.g. Archive, System, Hidden, etc.)
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    ▪  "Length and Depth": Allow to set Names Lengths and the Depth Level to be used for scanning in the File System.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
        (TIP: Setting the Depth Level allows to reduce the search time because it is applied to the scanning engine)
 
 
    ▪  "Owner and Group": Allows to set the Owner and Group of the Files/Folders to search for.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
Special
■  Multi Rename that lets you Edit and Rename a list of Files at once.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Batch Rename that lets you Rename a list of Files according to certain rules.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Calculate Duplicate Files Tool that allows to calculate what are the Files with the same content.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Calculate Hash Values Tool that allows to calculate the Hash Values MD5, SHA1, SHA2 of the Files.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  The Mirror Copy/Move feature that allows to duplicate the Source Folders structure to Destination Folder.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Ability to calculate the Size of the Folders.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
Files
■  Search Files or Files and Folders or only Folders.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  The search for File Names and Folders search can be Case Sensitive.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Allows you to enter more File Names to perform a multiple search at the same time.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Allows you to specify the File Names in these Modes:"
 
 
    ▪  "Simple": simply allows to type only part of the Filenames to search for.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    ▪  "Wildcards": allows to use Wildcard characters '?' and '*' to set the pattern of Filenames to search for.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    ▪  "Similarity": simply allows to type only part of the Filenames and to search for based to similarity.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    ▪  "WildExp": allows to use Wildcard characters and the Bracket Expressions for the Filenames to search.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    ▪  (INFO: For each Mode you can open an Editing Window that allows you to easily Insert/Edit the File Names)
 
 
    ▪  (INFO: Each list of File Names can be Saved/Loaded to/from Plain Text Files)
 
 
■  Allows to search for Short File Names (SFN), an alternative Format that uses the 8.3 DOS File naming scheme.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
Folders
■  Search in Subfolders and may include Hidden Subfolders.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Drag & Drop Folders support from other Applications to "Starting Folders" Box.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Allows you to quickly select the Local or Network Drives or of single Drive.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Allows you to enter more Drives and/or Folders at the same time.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Accepts single or multiple "Environment Variables" (e.g. %APPDATA%)
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Supports UNC Network Path Names (i.e. \\ComputerName\FolderName).
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Supports for Long Path Names (lengths > 260 characters).
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Ability to define a multi-Folder that contains a list of Folders and/or Drives.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Allows you to Load and Save the list of Folders and/or Drives of the multi-Folder.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Allows you to assign a mnemonic name to the multi-Folder.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
Exclusions
■  Allows to exclude some File Names at the level of the single search.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Allows to exclude some Folders from scanning in the File System at the level of the single search.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Allows you to create lists of File Names to be excluded at the level of all searches.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Allows to create lists of Folders to be excluded from scanning in the File System at the level of all searches.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    (TIP: Setting the Folders esclusions allows to reduce the search time because it is applied to the scanning engine)
 
 
■  Possibility to set more Filters on the Folders in which the search is performed at the level of all searches.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
Text
■  Automatic Character Encoding detection of Plain Text Files without BOM when searching for Text.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  In the Options Window you can choose the Characters that affect the detection of the Whole Words.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Search in Plain Text Files and in Binary Files looking in their Raw Format. (e.g. .TXT, .HTML, .EXE, .DLL, .OBJ, etc.)
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Allows you to specify the Text Masks in 2 Modes: "Words" / "Phrases".
 
 
    ▪  "Words": simply allows to type only a part or the whole Words to search.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    ▪  "Phrases": simply allows to type only a part or the whole Words/Phrases to search.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    ▪  (INFO: For each Mode you can open an Editing Window that allows you to easily Insert/Edit the Words or Phrases)
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    ▪  (INFO: Each list of Word or Phrases can be Saved/Loaded to/from Plain Text Files)
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Ability to search more Words and Phrases together.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Text search Options: Entire/Partial Words/Phrases and Match Case.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Ability to find files that do not contain specified Words and Phrases.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Can ignore Files of certain Types: Hidden, System, Image, Audio, Video.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Search in Encoded Text Documents using IFilters or Text Filters built-in. (e.g. .PDF, .XLS, .DOC, .XLSX, .DOCX etc.)
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    ▪  (INFO: Each Filter can be Enabled/Disabled by Document Type. If disabled the search will be done in the Raw Format)
 
 
    ▪  (INFO: You can also Disable/Enable all Filters maintaining the individual settings by Document Type)
 
 
Date and Size
■  Filter for Files Newer than or Older than or within a specific Date range.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Possibility to select the Date Range on the basis of hours, Minutes, Seconds.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Filter for Files Larger than or Smaller than or within a specific Size range.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Possibility to select the Size Range on the basis of Bytes, KB, MB, GB.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
Attributes
■  Allows to set the Attributes of the Files/Folders to search for. (e.g. Archive, System, Hidden, etc.)
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
Length and Depth
■  Allow to set Names Lengths and the Depth Level to be used for scanning in the File System.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    (TIP: Setting the Depth Level allows to reduce the search time because it is applied to the scanning engine)
 
 
Owner and Group
■  Allows to set the Owner and Group of the Files/Folders to search for.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
Results Window
■  Full Screen View by pressing F11 key.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  The Rows of the Results are numbered for an easy recognition.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  The Results can be put in order by Column: Upward, Downward or Initial.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Ability to perform Incremental Search in the Results.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Search for Column in the Results and positioning on the found Item.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  The Results window supports Windows® Explorer functionality (e.g. icons, context menus).
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Specific actions can be carried out on the Results (e.g. Open Folder, Open Containing Folder, Command Prompt).
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Multi-selection in order to perform Editing on multiple Items (e.g. Cut, Copy, Copy to Folder, Rename, Delete, etc.).
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Drag & Drop Support from Results Items to other Applications.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Ability to change the Column Layout (Position, Width, Visibility).
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Auto Resize of the Selected Column or All Columns.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Ability to Zoom the Text for better legibility.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  After Search Automatic sorting by: None/Default Column and Direction selected/Last Column and Direction executed.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Can be shown the Windows® Context Menu or the Program Context Menu.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Thumbnail View with Images Size between these Values: "Small" / "Normal" / "Medium" / "Large" / "Very Large".
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Possibility to append the Results of consecutive Searches.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  When sorting columns in ascending or descending order, the Rows with the same Values are highlighted.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  After sorting it is possible to filter the Groups of rows with Equal values and navigate between them.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  The Items can be sorted in the order that they were searched for (Filename Mask List > Name > Folder).
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
Export Results
■  Export all the Rows or only the selected ones.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Select which Columns to Export and in which order.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Save the Export to File or to the Clipboard.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Save the Export to a new File or overwrite or append it to an existing File.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Available Encodings: ASCII / ANSI Code Page / Unicode / Big-Endian Unicode / UTF8 / UTF8 No BOM
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Ability to set two actions after Export of the Results: "Open Exported File" and "Open Export Folder".
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  The Results can be Exported in many customizable Types and File Formats:
 
 
    ▪  File Name (.TXT) / Path (.TXT) / Full Path (.TXT)
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    ▪  Formatted Text File (.TXT)
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    ▪  Web Page File (.HTM; .HTML) / Web Page File with Links (.HTM; .HTML)
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    ▪  Comma Separated Values File (.CSV) / Pipe Separated Values File (.PSV) / Tab Separated Values File (.TSV; .TAB)
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    ▪  Data Interchange Format File (.DIF) / Simbolic Link File (SYLK) (.SLK)
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
    ▪  XML Document File (.XML)
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
Statistics Visualization
■  Progress state visualization: Files and Folders found and Total Size.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Display of the main Search Filters in the Window Caption and in the Taskbar.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Shows the statistics of the last search performed.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
Options
■  Can choose which types of MRU Items to save and (or) load.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Can choose which types of Search Parameters to save and (or) load.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled
■  Possibility to choose the destination Directory of the Export command.
Lite Feature Enabled
Standard Feature Enabled

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UltraFileSearch find the Text within Encoded Documents using IFilters or Text Filters built-in.
For the following common Documents no IFilters need to be downloaded or installed separately.
(If installed are used the IFilters otherwise are used the Text Filters built-in)

Documents Formats
Extensions
Microsoft Office Documents
.DOCX (Word), .XLSX, .XLSM, .XLTX, .XLTM, .XLSB (Excel)
Microsoft Excel spreadsheets
.XLS
Microsoft Word documents
.DOC
Microsoft Write
.WRI
Open Documents formats
.ODT (TextDocuments), .ODS (Spreadsheets), .ODP (Presentations)
Corel Word Perfect
.WPD
Lotus 1-2-3 & Symphony spreadsheets
.123, .WK1, .WK2, .WK3, .WK4, .WR1, .WKS, .WKE
Quattro Pro spreadsheets
.WQ1, .WQ2, .WKQ, .WB3, .QPW
eBooks
.EPUB (Electronic Publication), .FB2 (Fiction Book), .PDB (Palm Doc)
Adobe Portable document format
(Bundled and installed as Add-on)
.PDF

(If installed are used the IFilters otherwise are used the Text Filters built-in)

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