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Developer's Description

DocFetcher is an Open Source desktop search application. It allows you to search the contents of documents on your computer. You can think of it as Google for your local document repository. The program provides a preview panel with search term highlighting. The results can be sorted and filtered. The following document formats are supported: MS Office,, PDF, HTML, plain text, RTF, AbiWord, and CHM files. Features include Unicode support, archive support, search in source code files, Outlook PST files, detection of HTML pairs, Regex-based exclusion of files from indexing, Mime-type detection, and query syntax.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1.22

  • DocFetcher could not be started on OS X with Java 9 or newer.
  • Crash on Windows due to hotkey issues.
  • Crash on some PDF files.
  • MS Office files containing very large amounts of text could not be read.
  • DocFetcher could not read the metadata of certain JPEG files.


Release August 1, 2018
Date Added August 1, 2018
Version 1.1.22

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements Java Runtime Environment 1.6


Total Downloads 4,215
Downloads Last Week 5
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