FileLocator Pro lets you perform quick and thorough file and folder searches on your computer, aiming to surpass the default tool built into Windows. It offers multilingual support and a lot of customization options, mainly oriented toward advanced users.
After a brief and uneventful setup operation, you can check out the user-friendly interface with the neatly organized window. The tool offers two different layouts, for expert and beginner users; we will be evaluating the first one.
Perhaps FileLocator Pro’s most notable feature is that it supports multiple tabs which allow you to perform multiple searches with different filters at the same time.
You can include subfolders, specify a file name, containing text and drive to scan, along with the scan mode (e.g. DOS expression, plain text, whole word) and time frame (before or after a particular date).
It is possible to establish the Boolean expression match mode (line by line or across the whole file, allow wildcards), search mode (multiple or single phase, display hit count), and enhanced file searching mode (e.g. enable a deep search or choose custom processing settings and manage a list of file extensions).
The time frame filter can be further customized when it comes to the date of creation, last access and last modification. Other options to take into account revolve around file attributes (e.g. archive, folder, system, sparse, index) and JScripts and VBScripts.
FileLocator Pro may be integrated into the Explorer context menu. Moreover, you can clear search history, use an external editor, create a favorites list, get an error report, use a search function within results, export results to file or Clipboard, as well as save the search criteria for future projects. There are many other options that you can explore.
The application is surprisingly low-demanding regarding system resources, has a good response time and is very fast. We haven’t come across any stability issues during our tests. All in all, FileLocator Pro comprises a wide array of search tools that should please even picky users. There is also a portable edition available, if you want to bypass the installer.
FileLocator Pro is an application that helps you managing your information better through fast and effective searching.
FileLocator Pro offers the most affordable way to exhaustively search your computer for all your important data. Unlike other search products FileLocator Pro does not consider any file too small or insignificant to examine.
- ZIP, RAR, and CAB file searching
- PDF searching
- Basic Word Doc searching
- Active Scripting support for the ultimate in search customization
- LAN/WAN network drives searching (UNC support)
- Export search results in Text, CSV, HTML or XML
- Surrounding lines of text option
- Repositionable contents view pane
- Regular Expression and Boolean Search support on Filename, Contents AND Folder names
- Built-in file viewer
- Option to launch external editor at current line (including Visual Studio.NET)
- Drag and drop support
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