Windows 10: Looking for the best way to seach inside files content

Discus and support Looking for the best way to seach inside files content in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; which 3rd party software can do it the best way? "Everything" app is search forever and halt. 162441 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by danezeq, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. danezeq Win User

    Looking for the best way to seach inside files content


    which 3rd party software can do it the best way? "Everything" app is search forever and halt.

    :)
     
    danezeq, Aug 13, 2020
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  2. dalchina Win User

    Looking for the best way to seach inside files content

    Hi, if you don't wish to use Windows built-in indexed content search, you could try these indexing programs:

    DocFetcher - Fast Document Search
    (free)

    and consider e.g. Copernic, a full-featured professional program.

    Some free 3rd party fast search tools that do NOT index content do add on a file content search feature, although this is of limited value is it may not be able to access typical office document types. (I.e. typically text-based only) and so be of limited use.

    E.g. Locate32

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    dalchina, Sep 5, 2020
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  3. Try3 Win User
    Looking for the best way to seach inside files content

    NirSoft's SearchMyFiles searches for content. It does not use an index.
    - It can find content in text-based files.
    - It can also find content in Word files [docx, docm] & Excel files [xlsx, xlsm]

    Denis
     
    Try3, Sep 5, 2020
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  4. Try3 Win User

    Looking for the best way to seach inside files content

    Looking for the best way to seach inside files content

    I do not use that option and NirSoft's SearchMyFiles searches for content in those file types anyway. It does not use an index.
    - It can find content in text-based files.
    - It can also find content in Word files [docx, docm] & Excel files [xlsx, xlsm]

    Denis
     
    Try3, Sep 5, 2020
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