Wednesday, April 7, 2010

FileLocator Lite – Free File Searching Utility

Modern computer-related reality brings new challenges to users. Amount of saved information on your Hard Drive sometimes makes it difficult to find what you need. Windows built-in capabilities do not offer adequate answer to your needs, so you might be looking for third-party utilities to fill the gap. While I was using for sometime Google Desktop, I do not quite completely satisfied with its speed and functionality. In search for descent alternatives, I have stumbled into freeware utility, I am going to test for all the computer search needs.

Today, I am going to present FileLocator Lite – Free File Searching Utility. It is absolutely free for both personal and commercial use.

Main features:

 Get immediate results   
This is a killing and very attractive software capability, not usually provided by the competitors. Found text is shown with highlighted keywords so you don't need to waste time opening each file looking for the right information.   
Boolean expressions    
Combine search terms using the familiar Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT.
Office formats         
Support for popular Office formats including Office 2007 and OpenOffice.
Perl regex  
Support for Perl compatible regular expressions.
64-bit Version   
Natively compiled 64-bit version for improved compatibility.
Fast searching  
Highly efficient search algorithms mean that you spend less time waiting for results.
Printing and Exporting   
Results can be shared with others through printing and exporting.

File System Unicode Support

FileLocator Lite is built with the Windows Unicode libraries and therefore supports searching of the file system with full Unicode support.

Content Searching Unicode Support

Content searching of files processed by extensions (such as IFilters) supports Unicode searching if the underlying format supports Unicode.

Hardware/Software Requirements

- Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/SP2/2003/Vista/2008/7
- PC with at least a 486 66Mhz processor and 64MB RAM
- 10 MB of available hard-disk space
- Mouse or compatible pointing device
- VGA (640x480) or higher resolution monitor with 256 colors.


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