Features of UltraFileSearch

This Utility is also available in Portable Version that can be copied to a removable device and does not leave traces on your computer, but cannot be launched from the Context Menu of Windows® Explorer.

The list below shows which features are available in the two Versions, with Installer and Portable, of UltraFileSearch.

Features
General
■  The search is done without the need to use background Indexing.
■  Allows to find Files and/or Folders on the basis of these types of Parameters:
    ▪  "Files and Folders": Allows to set the File/Folder Names and Starting Folders plus other important Parameters.
    ▪  "Containing Text": Allows to set the Words/Phrases to search for and enable the Text Filters for Documents.
    ▪  "Date and Size": Allows to set the Date-Time and Size of the Files/Folders to search for.
    ▪  "Attributes": Allows to set the Attributes of the Files/Folders to search for. (e.g. Archive, System, Hidden, etc.)
    ▪  "Length and Depth": Allow to set Names Lengths and the Depth Level to be used for scanning in the File System.         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.
■  The Installable Version can be launched directly from Windows® Explorer shell Context Menu.
■  Can Search any NTFS or FAT File System, supported by the Operating System.
■  Can Search in every kind of Drive: Internal, External, Network, CD-ROM, DVD, etc.
■  Full support to Unicode Characters.
Special
■  Ability to calculate the Size of the Folders.
■  Multi Rename that lets you Edit and Rename a list of Files at once.
■  Batch Rename that lets you Rename a list of Files according to certain rules.
■  Calculate Duplicate Files Tool that allows to calculate what are the Files with the same content .
■  Calculate Hash Values Tool that allows to calculate the Hash Values MD5, SHA1, SHA2 of the Files.
Files
■  Search Files or Files and Folders or only Folders.
■  Allows you to enter more File Names to perform a multiple search at the same time.
■  Allows you to specify the File Names in 4 Modes: "Simple" / "Similarity" / "Wildcards" / "WildExp"
    ▪  "Simple": simply allows to type only part of the Filenames to search for.
    ▪  "Similarity": simply allows to type only part of the Filenames and to search for based to similarity.
    ▪  "Wildcards": allows to use Wildcard characters '?' and '*' to set the pattern of Filenames to search for.
    ▪  "WildExp": allows to use Wildcard characters and the Bracket Expressions for the Filenames to search.
    ▪  For each Mode you can open an Editing Window that allows you to easily Insert/Edit the File Names.
    ▪  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.
■  The search for File Names and Folders search can be Case Sensitive.
Folders
■  Search in Subfolders and may include Hidden Subfolders.
■  Drag & Drop Folders support from other Applications to "Starting Folders" Box.
■  Allows you to quickly select the Local or Network Drives or of single Drive.
■  Allows you to enter more Drives and/or Folders at the same time.
■  Accepts single or multiple "Environment Variables" (e.g. %APPDATA%)
■  Supports UNC Network Path Names (i.e. \\ComputerName\FolderName).
■  Supports for Long Path Names (lengths > 260 characters).
■  Ability to define a multi-Folder that contains a list of Folders and/or Drives.
■  Allows you to Load and Save the list of Folders and/or Drives of the multi-Folder.
■  Allows you to assign a mnemonic name to the multi-Folder.
■  Possibility to define the Folders to be Excluded from all searches.
■  Possibility to set more Filters on the Folders in which the search is performed.
Text
■  Automatic Character Encoding detection of Plain Text Files without BOM when searching for Text.
■  Search in Plain Text Files and in Binary Files looking in their Raw Format. (e.g. .TXT, .HTML, .EXE, .DLL, .OBJ, etc.)
■  Search in Encoded Text Documents using IFilters or Text Filters built-in. (e.g. .PDF, .XLS, .DOC, .XLSX, .DOCX etc.)
    ▪  Each Filter can be Enabled/Disabled by Document Type (If disabled the search will be done in the Raw Format).
    ▪  You can also Disable/Enable all Filters maintaining the individual settings by Document Type.
■  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.
    ▪  "Phrases": simply allows to type only a part or the whole Words/Phrases to search.
    ▪  For each Mode you can open an Editing Window that allows you to easily Insert/Edit the Words or Phrases.
    ▪  Each list of Word or Phrases can be Saved/Loaded to/from Plain Text Files.
■  Ability to search more Words and Phrases together.
■  Text search Options: Entire/Partial Words/Phrases and Match Case.
■  Ability to find files that do not contain specified Words and Phrases.
■  Can ignore Files of certain Types: Hidden, System, Image, Audio, Video.
Date and Size
■  Filter for Files Newer than or Older than or within a specific Date range.
■  Possibility to select the Date Range on the basis of hours, Minutes, Seconds.
■  Filter for Files Larger than or Smaller than or within a specific Size range.
■  Possibility to select the Size Range on the basis of Bytes, KB, MB, GB.
Attributes
■  Can choose the match type for the attributes to search for (Any, All, Only).
Results Window
■  Thumbnails View.
■  Full Screen View by pressing F11 key.
■  Possibility to append results of consecutive searches.
■  The rows of the results are numbered for an easy recognition.
■  The results can be put in order by column: upward, downward or initial.
■  Ability to perform incremental search in the Results.
■  Search for Column in the Results and positioning on the found Item.
■  The Results window supports Windows® Explorer functionality (e.g. icons, context menus).
■  Specific actions can be carried out on the results (e.g. Open Folder, Open Containing Folder, Command Prompt).
■  Multi-selection in order to perform editing on multiple Items (e.g. Cut, Copy, Copy to Folder, Rename, Delete, etc.).
■  Drag & Drop Support from Results Items to other Applications.
■  Ability to change the Column Layout (Position, Width, Visibility).
■  Auto Resize of the Selected Column or All Columns.
■  Ability to Zoom the Text for better legibility.
Export Results
■  Export all the Rows or only the selected ones.
■  Select which Columns to Export and in which order.
■  Save the Export to File or to the Clipboard.
■  Save the Export to a new File or overwrite or append it to an existing File.
■  The Results can be Exported in many customizable Types and File Formats:
    ▪  File Name (.TXT) / Path (.TXT) / Full Path (.TXT)
    ▪  Formatted Text File (.TXT)
    ▪  Comma Separated Values File (.CSV) / Pipe Separated Values File (.PSV) / Tab Separated Values File (.TSV; .TAB)
    ▪  Data Interchange Format File (.DIF) / Simbolic Link File (SYLK) (.SLK)
    ▪  Web Page File (.HTM; .HTML) / Web Page File with Links (.HTM; .HTML)
    ▪  XML Document File (.XML)
■  Available Encodings: ASCII / ANSI Code Page / Unicode / Big-Endian Unicode / UTF8 / UTF8 No BOM
■  Ability to set two actions after Export of the Results: "Open Exported File" and "Open Export Folder".
Statistics visualization
■  Progress state visualization: Files and Folders found and Total Size.
■  Display of the main Search Filters in the Window Caption and in the Taskbar.
■  Shows the statistics of the last search performed.
Options
■  Can choose which types of MRU Items to save and (or) load.
■  Can choose which types of Search Parameters to save and (or) load.
■  Possibility to choose the destination Directory of the Export command.

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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