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Copernic Desktop Search

CNET Editors' review

Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo aren't the only ones bringing more search power to consumer desktops. Copernic's Desktop Search tool makes it fast and easy to find documents, e-mails, and other files on local drives. Like other desktop search tools, it creates a searchable index of all the data on a computer's drives, and updates it every time a file is added, removed, or modified.

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A left-side search column allows simple keyword queries and more refined searches based on file size, date, file type, or folder. Easy-to-read icons at the top of the screen let you limit searches by category, such as stored HTML pages, e-mail, and videos. The program is lightning-quick, displaying results as fast as you can type.

We especially like the Copernic Deskbar, a search window that appears in the Windows Taskbar and makes quick queries very handy. However, we would like an image viewer, and we wish the application's PowerPoint viewer could display graphics. Copernic comes with optional search toolbars for Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Overall, Copernic offers an efficient way to search your PC, especially for multiple or large hard drives.

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  • All versions:

    3.5 stars

    out of 200 votes

    • 5 star: 79
    • 4 star: 39
    • 3 star: 28
    • 2 star: 14
    • 1 star: 40
  • Current version:

    2.0 stars

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Negative. v4.05 has very low file limit search."

    March 17, 2014  |   By SoftwareTestPilot

    Version: Copernic Desktop Search 4.0.5.1231

    Pros

    Better search than what Windows 7 offers internally.

    Cons

    I've used this software for years. Just recently with their 4.05 Lite update release, it re-indexed everything then ceased searching my files. It now has a drastic limit reduction! Very disappointed. Now looking for another free desktop search.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Free version works but with restrictions"

    February 28, 2014  |   By yowface1

    Version: Copernic Desktop Search 4.0.5.1231

    Pros

    Scans your local hard disk quickly.

    Cons

    Doesn't let you add in new file types to be scanned even if the files are text based. Won't scan Microsoft Outlook email (at least not my 64-bit 2013 Outlook)

    Summary

    If you just want basic desktop scanning and don't need to make any modifications to the base product then this program will work for you. If you need to scan anything else, try using the native scanner built into Windows 7 as it finds more matches and integrates with email.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "DOWNGRADE AND SENT ME TO A FRENCH SITE TO ACTIVATE"

    February 28, 2014  |   By jcadbiz

    Version: Copernic Desktop Search 4.0.5.1231

    Pros

    FREE
    Probably still works okay.

    Cons

    USED TO BE BETTER - now limited to 75,000 files - and has some kind of new AUTHORIZATION PROCESS that it never had before - and BLEW IT ON THE INSTALL PACKAGE for some reason.

    Summary

    I'm going to wait until 4.1 or so - somebody obvious had a bad day building the install. Also I want to see a NEO review before I even take a chance installing this version.

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