FileSeek


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
5.0
out of 2 votes
See all user reviews

Quick Specs

Version:
3.1.1
File Size:
1.35MB
Date Added:
July 23, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
5,074
Downloads Last Week:
22
Additional Requirements:
Microsoft .NET Framework v2.0

Editors' review

FileSeek from Binary Fortress is a compact, fast, flexible, and free desktop search tool that can match Regular Expressions, Full Strings, and Any or All Words, including wild cards; search subdirectories; and include and exclude items from queries. It integrates with context menus in Windows, and it doesn't use indexing so it leaves nothing behind when you close it.

FileSeek's plain but efficient interface includes Search, Options, and file list sections in the main view. Searches start by specifying a Path, either by entering it directly or using the Browse or Browse and Append buttons. We selected our Pictures library, specifying .jpg files in the Include field and excluding .gifs, .pngs, and other image types by separating multiple entries with a vertical bar (which is often called the "pipe" key). We entered a term to search in the Query field and selected Treat Query as a Regular Expression from a drop-down list that also offered options to Match Full String, Any Words, or All Words. Under Options, we selected Search Subfolders (the default option) but left unchecked the options for case sensitive queries, to only show the first result for each file, and to process the results using File Handlers, which can slow the search process. We clicked Search, and FileSeek quickly scanned the selected directory, returning results in a list view that displayed not only File, Path, File Size, and other typical categories but also Line # and even the Line itself in a slender window running along the bottom of the main view. Right-clicking any entry let us open, copy, or delete it, and even open it directly in Notepad or a third-party application we could specify. Right-clicking files or folders in Explorer let us select Search with FileSeek from their context menus. We opened multiple instances of FileSeek simultaneously with no problems.

FileSeek is easy to use but powerful, and you can make some complex searches with it. There's no Help file, though, so if FileSeek seems a bit confusing or outside of the normal Windows user experience, we'd suggest sticking with the built-in tool or sampling one of the many automatic search solutions out there. If you want a fast, flexible, old-school tool that can find what you're looking for and you don't mind being a bit more specific about it, we heartily recommend FileSeek.

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

All User Reviews

    Results 1-2 of 2

  • 5 stars

    "Saved my sanity!"

    October 18, 2012   |   By WFNB1

    Version: FileSeek 2.1.3

    Pros

    Fast and effective!

    Cons

    None that I can see.

    Summary

    I was looking for a title in a .mrc or .mrk file and the windows search could not search these files. I changed the .mrk to a .txt and still got poor results. This nifty little program added to the file menu found exactly the files I was looking for in seconds! What a blessing!

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5 stars

    "Does really good job of searching"

    October 27, 2010   |   By larrymarv

    Version: FileSeek 2.0.2

    Pros

    This is a great little program that does an excellent job of finding names within documents and is very fast

    Cons

    I still haven't figured out how to get rid of previously entered search words from the drop down list

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • Results 1-2 of 2

Add Your Review

Quickly sign in with: or Login or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for FileSeek
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Previous Versions:

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for FileSeek

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK