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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Google Desktop Search may get all the press, but Ava Find is a strong competitor. The first time it starts up, this substitute for Microsoft Find scans your drives and stores the locations of your files in a cache. Once finished, it delivers results instantly as you type. You can limit search results by folder or drive and specify whether you're looking for videos, music, applications, or recent downloads. This real-time approach delivers outstanding results, but it requires a lot of computing power. A scan of a 20GB hard drive took about a minute, slowed our PC, and couldn't be stopped. Also, after 30 days, Ava Find won't let you delete, rename, or perform most other file functions from the results window. Those essential features are limited to the Professional version--and that, sadly, keeps us from giving Ava Find our highest rating.

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Full Specifications


Publisher Think Less Do More Services
Publisher web site
Release Date May 08, 2003
Date Added May 08, 2003
Version 1.5


Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP

Download Information

File Size 955.77KB
File Name AvaFind.EXE


Total Downloads 487,485
Downloads Last Week 31


License Model Free
Limitations Local drive search only
Price Free
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