UltraSearch

UltraSearch

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    12,032
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 19, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    120
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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The search tool built into Windows has gotten a lot better over the years, but many users still prefer a third-party search utility, especially a tool that doesn't use indexing. There are many standalone search tools to choose from, most of them freeware. UltraSearch from JAM Software is a free search tool optimized for NTFS drives. Instead of indexing, it searches your NTFS drive's Master File Table (MTF). It searches while you type, returning results almost instantaneously.

UltraSearch has a compact, efficient layout in a medium-size, draggable window. It's a very simple tool: you see a search entry field, and a results list displaying file type, last accessed, size, and other data in draggable, rotating, customizable headings. In the bottom panel, UltraSearch displays your disk drives, their total size, and free space as a percentage and a bar graph.

The Use Exclude Filter feature is selected by default. We clicked it, and a small dialog appeared with the Recycle bin and other locations selected. We could add other default filters or create our own patterns. For example, we would exclude DLL files by typing "*.dll" and clicking Add Pattern. To exclude any filter, we simply had to uncheck its box. If that's not easy enough, just click Help (F1) to open the users' manual. Search results can be saved and exported as text, CSV, and Excel files.

We tried a wide range of searches in our NTFS drives, both solid-state drive and hard-drive types, using a variety of search patterns, such as searching our C drive for stray images by entering "*.jpg" and excluding thumbnails by creating a filter. UltraSearch proved one of the fastest search tools we've yet tried, whether we were searching one drive or three. Right-clicking any result accessed a full Windows context menu that let us open the item's containing folder, rename it, open the item, open it with a different program, or scan it with our antivirus software; cut, copy, delete, or move it; print, save, and copy the results list; and much more. UltraSearch's blistering speed makes it a great choice for SSD users who disable drive indexing.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Only allows one search then stops working"

June 27, 2014  |  By rogerroger424232

 |  Version: UltraSearch 1.8.1

Pros

none. waste of your time. do not download.

Cons

Only allows one search then stops working unless you pay.

Summary

none. waste of your time. do not download.

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5 stars

"You can forget that Win 7 search"

August 18, 2013  |  By DennisTheCnet

 |  Version: UltraSearch 1.8

Pros

I've been a programmer for 20+ years. I find this program truly outstanding - lots of search parameters, and, not difficult to use the basic ones. A lot of thought and HIGH QUALITY programming went into this software.

Cons

None for me.

Summary

Microsoft needs to hire those program designers/programmers

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5 stars

"Extraordinary"

March 11, 2013  |  By selvaracp

 |  Version: UltraSearch 1.7.1

Pros

Great addon for windows 7

Cons

Only one setting has to be taken care of "Handlers - NTFS" has to be selected else it will search only in OS folder.

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5 stars

"Fast & Easy"

April 06, 2012  |  By Windfall Downunder

 |  Version: UltraSearch 1.6.1

Pros

Only just downloaded & used, but looks simple & easy. No problems.

Cons

None at this stage.

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5 stars

"Fastest so far"

January 29, 2012  |  By papadonthai

 |  Version: UltraSearch 1.6.1

Pros

Fast file find and easy to use

Cons

Would be nice if it could search thumb drives in addition to normal drives

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5 stars

"Great little program. Excellent!"

July 08, 2011  |  By ln899

 |  Version: UltraSearch 1.4.1.92

Pros

Quickly finds any file on my Win7 system. Does not need to waste resources indexing the drive. Similar to Everything by Voidtools.com, but with a more intuitive interface. Unlike Everything, it has an option to force an "Index Refresh."

Cons

Uses a good deal of RAM. (about 75MB on my system). Probably this is the reason it has no auto start with Windows option. However, it starts up very fast so you don't have to keep it running all the time

Summary

Great program that works as advertised. Could be improved my reducing the memory requirements. If that could be done, I would certainly be willing to pay a reasonable fee on a shareware basis.

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5 stars

"Quick and complete"

June 05, 2011  |  By RTaaffe

 |  Version: UltraSearch 1.4.1.92

Pros

Works great, especially at finding leftover files from uninstalls. Was using the Everything program, which is also great, but I find UltraSearch even better.

Cons

None that I have encountered.

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1 stars

"Couldn't even find files on my DESKTOP!"

October 12, 2010

 |  Version: UltraSearch 1.4.1.92

Pros

none I could see

Cons

Didn't work. Couldn't find a gasoline cloud with a match.

Summary

Didn't work. I tasked it with finding stuff on the desktop and it didn't even try to find them. Just said it couldn't find them. Rather like Vista's not actually trying to find files.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.1
* Redesigned scanning mechanism and new search algorithm for faster searches * Memory usage greatly reduced * Speed of sorting the results greatly increased * New scanning mechanism always detects NTFS hardlinks * New options toolbar * Few minor bugfixes and improvements have been incorporated
General
Publisher JAM Software
Publisher web site http://www.jam-software.com
Release Date February 11, 0015
Date Added February 19, 2015
Version 2.0.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.34MB
File Name UltraSearch-x86-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,032
Downloads Last Week 120
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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