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out of 212 votes out of 212 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Feb. 25, 2018
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $25.49 to buy (Buy it now)
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  • Product ranking:
    #19 in Search Tools

Editors' Review

Copernic Desktop Search is an advanced search tool that indexes and scans your Windows PC's hard drives for specific files.


Powerful search: In stark contrast to the default Windows search option, Copernic Desktop Search gives you complete, detailed control over searching for files in a somewhat intuitive interface. Though Windows 7 and 8 have decent search features that should suffice for the average user, Copernic Desktop Search displays search parameters much more elegantly than Windows does.

Automatic filtering: Copernic Desktop Search automatically indexes and displays media files and documents via tabbed results. Many file types -- including movies, music, and documents -- are previewable in the Copernic Desktop Search interface as well.


Tedious trial procedure: To sign up for the full trial version, Copernic Desktop Search forces you to scour the Help section and click a link to request a trial key...from a French website. It's not the best process for enticing users to sign up for the Pro version. We would much prefer a trial version unlocked by default for 30 days in the native app.

Limited audience: It's hard to justify going Pro, especially when the built-in Windows search runs relatively satisfactorily for most common file types. There are other solutions for finding and managing hard-to-find files, such as spending a couple minutes to properly organize your email and data, or searching via power commands. Copernic's most notable advantages apply primarily to the most cluttered, file-hoarding, disorganized Windows users.

Bottom Line

Copernic Desktop Search is a niche product for a small audience. For most users, the free version will be enough (if the default Windows search isn't already doing the job). Copernic does go that extra mile by throwing in email search from a single console, which could come in handy. Ultimately, Copernic Desktop Search accomplishes what it advertises and does it well, but the Pro version may be a tough sell. Download it and try it out for yourself.

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Full Specifications

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Version may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher Copernic
Publisher web site
Release Date February 21, 2018
Date Added February 25, 2018
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Search Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 206.77MB
File Name copernicdesktopsearch.exe
Total Downloads 272,615
Downloads Last Week 21
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $25.49
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