Super Finder XT

Super Finder XT


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 13 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.6.3.2
File Size:
4.94MB
Date Added:
May 01, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows NT/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
18,219
Downloads Last Week:
48
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

The built-in Windows search feature often leaves a lot to be desired; it's slow, clunky, and not always very thorough. For occasional or inconsequential searches it's not bad, but users who are serious about finding particular files on their computers often turn to a third-party search application. If you're in the market for such a program, Super Finder XT is a great choice. This powerful program makes quick work of serious searches.

The program's interface is attractive and intuitive, with a design that's reminiscent of recent versions of Microsoft Office. We liked that Super Finder offers both Simple and Advanced modes, making it suitable for users of all experience levels. The actual search capabilities are impressive; there are many options for customization, including the use of wild cards, file name masks, and partial file names. Users can specify file characteristics such as size, time stamp, and other attributes, include or exclude subfolders, ignore the case of the file name, and much more. We especially loved the fact that the program can be quickly accessed from the context menu by simply right-clicking on any folder; Super Finder launches quickly and is ready to go. The searches themselves are surprisingly efficient; the same searches with the Windows search utility took longer and returned fewer results. Super Finder comes with a built-in Help file that could stand to be a little more detailed for total newbies, but most users should find that it provides adequate direction. Overall, we found Super Finder XT to be both easy to use and quite powerful, and that's a combination that's hard to beat.

Super Finder XT installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.5

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    2.9

    out of 7 votes

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

    "This is no more helpful than Windows 7 search utility."

    March 17, 2014   |   By reluctantregistrant

    Version: Super Finder XT 1.6.3.2

    Pros

    I could not find any positive aspects to this software. I was seeking an efficient alternative to the useless search tool in Windows 7 which is far less efficient than the more thorough search utility in xp. I should have read the user reviews in addition to the CNET editor reviews but in the past I have found the CNET reviews trustworthy. This was not the case for this software.

    Cons

    This program really does nothing. It does not find files, text, folders or anything else in any predictable manner. It is difficult to use and to interpret even for an all too seasoned technobrat which I am. Do not waste your time.

    Summary

    If you are seeking a comprehensive search utility that is flexible and thorough, this is not it. Do not bother.

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  • 3 stars

    "Too many features disabled in free version"

    August 15, 2013   |   By dario.narducci

    Version: Super Finder XT 1.6.3.2

    Pros

    It does what you need, if in search for a single file.

    Cons

    Typical teaseware. Too many features require the "supporter" version to be enabled (and paid). So, no way to export a list of results or to save favorite folders.

    Summary

    Good for basic usage (and better than the standard Win7 search. Not enough for a less occasional usage.

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  • 2 stars

    "A memory hog"

    August 23, 2012   |   By blancheirving

    Version: Super Finder XT 1.6.3.2

    Pros

    Installed well. Nice UI.

    Cons

    Used 10 times the memory while idling as the other-similar-excellent (but not as pretty) utility I have used for years: Locate32.

    Summary

    Given what I saw in Windows Task Manager, I would be a fool to replace Locate32 with this.

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  • 5 stars

    "IMPRESSIVE"

    August 21, 2012   |   By CHIUNDA

    Version: Super Finder XT 1.6.3.2

    Pros

    Typed in familiar wild cards and returned the file i was looking for immediately. Windows had not been able to drill down to this level and neoSearch was a waste of time.

    Stops after finishing the search. Windows seems to go on forever.

    Simple and intuitive interface

    Cons

    I have commented hear because cnet requires that i do

    Summary

    Does what it says which is important. Reminds me of old Windows search capabilities with much nostalgia.

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  • 3 stars

    "Best of a small lot....maybe?"

    March 28, 2012   |   By refdesk333

    Version: Super Finder XT 1.6.3.2

    Pros

    Faster than hungry cats at feeding time when it sets to searching!

    Cons

    Paaaaaaaaiiiiinfully slow to start up on my Lenovo Edge50, even though it's in startup. Dunno. And, like another user said, it doesn't give enough enough about the search. In fact, it doesn't even show you your search string while it's looking.

    Summary

    I don't know whether it's the best out there, but it seems to be just about the only thing out there, i.e., that Download.com carries. Wonder why? No market? Or is EVERY drive on Earth but mine organized?

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  • 1 stars

    "Completely useless"

    March 27, 2012   |   By infozas

    Version: Super Finder XT 1.6.3.2

    Pros

    I cannot see any

    Cons

    it does not list the context of the search string inside all the files where the string has been found

    Summary

    This application is completely useless: it does not list the context of the search string inside all the files where the string has been found

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  • 5 stars

    "Exactly what I was looking for"

    January 28, 2012   |   By rptink

    Version: Super Finder XT 1.6.3.2

    Pros

    Easy to use. Allows search for content. Great features.

    Cons

    None so far

    Summary

    Very happy I found this free software

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