UltraFileSearch Std

UltraFileSearch Std

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8.0.14197
  • Total Downloads:
    12,175
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 17, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    3.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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The search tool built into Windows shows how hard it is to satisfy everyone with one tool: either it's too simple or not simple enough. Ultra File Search is a freeware system search tool from Stegisoft. It can search your system, network, and disks, including CDs, DVDs, and flash drives. It doesn't use background indexing, but it does offer useful search configuration parameters, such as text, date and time, and attributes, and Simple and Wildcard search modes. It can export search results in a variety of formats, including texts, HTML, and XML.

Ultra File Search's small, tabbed interface is fairly typical of search utilities, with a search field, a search path with browser tool, check boxes for selecting various options, and a main list view for results with draggable, customizable column headings. The search tool is tabbed for Files and Folders, Containing Text, Date and Size, and Attributes, an interesting format that allows for excellent specificity in each category while keeping the overall view uncluttered. The program's options involved selecting an export folder and file type as well as enabling context menu integration via check boxes for Computer, Documents, Drives, and Folders, which required a reboot to complete but is well worth the effort. We initiated a variety of searches, specifying search paths via the drop-down directory and the browse function. As with most aftermarket search tools, Ultra File Search can search for and display results in a wide variety of configurations, such as searching hidden subfolders, appending results, excluding file types, case sensitivity, and the ability to search ranges of dates for when files were created, modified, and last accessed. The program also offers highly specific options; for example, under Attributes, we could specify some NTFS-only options, such as compressed, encrypted, and other types of file attributes.

Ultra File Search returned quick, accurate hits for highly targeted searches. If you're looking for a free search tool to use instead of the built-in Windows utility, you could do worse than to give it a try.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Simple, Clear, and Fast"

November 16, 2011  |  By rodmoyer

 |  Version: Ultra File Search 1.0.8.11268

Pros

A GREAT replacement for the Windows 7 and Vista built-in search tool. Your search is much more easily targeted to what you want to search for and where you want to search for it. The Windows 7 and Vista tool begins with the messy assumption that you want to find everything that satisfies your search words, no matter where or in what kind of file. Then you have to work harder to narrow it down.

Cons

None that I've found.

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4 stars

"Simple interface easier than the Windows search."

February 19, 2011  |  By wesleyrwallace

 |  Version: Ultra File Search 1.0.3.10363

Pros

Simple interface. Intuitive

Cons

No so far.

Summary

Recommend as an easier to use seacrh for documents than the native windows search.

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5 stars

"Just does the job!"

February 18, 2011  |  By Koppelbaas

 |  Version: Ultra File Search 1.0.3.10363

Pros

easy to use
small

Cons

haven't found one

Summary

Why does windows explorer havn't got such a thing?

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4 stars

"very accurate and easy to use"

January 06, 2011  |  By sjferret

 |  Version: Ultra File Search 1.0.3.10363

Pros

It finds all the files

Cons

nothing as it is a small program that works great with windows 7

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1 stars

"Shortcoming out weigh the Pluses"

March 23, 2010  |  By Saint Yukon

 |  Version: Ultra File Search 0.9.8.10068

Pros

Does Great searches in very little time.

Cons

The problem with this program is that when it modifies the context menu it does it in such a way to make the context menu useless.

The help menu is non-existent.

There is no way to contact the developer to make suggestions or to ask a question.

Summary

If this program does not screw up your context menu or if you are willing to live with this flaw I would say that this is definitely a program that I would what in my arsenal of utilities.

Updated on Mar 23, 2010

As I stated earlier the problem with this program is the way it makes changes to the context menu in Windows Explorer. Since I wrote the original review I've found away around this flaw...use Q-Dir instead of Windows Explorer.

Ultra File Search still screws up the context folder, but in Q-Dir it opens the highlighted file or folder instead of performing the option at the top of the context menu in Windows Explorer.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.8.0.14197
Version 3.8.0.14197 features built-in the Text Filters for the following formats: DOC, XLS, DOCX, XLSX, XLSM, XLTX, XLTM, XLSB.
General
Publisher Stegisoft
Publisher web site http://www.ultrafilesearch.com/index.html
Release Date August 10, 2014
Date Added August 17, 2014
Version 3.8.0.14197
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.74MB
File Name UltraFileSearchStd_380_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,175
Downloads Last Week 13
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.95

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