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Editors' Review

No matter what your operating system, your PC has its own search capabilities. However, Effective File Search kicks your file searches up a few notches by giving you more options.

The user interface could use a splash of color, but it's easy to navigate. It consists of three tabs (Main, Date and Size, Containing Text) that break down your search methods. You can find files using the three tab functionalities separately, or use them in unison to drill down into your searches. The Main tab let us conduct a search based on the file's name and folder. Considering the task at hand, the program quickly pulled up hundreds of files that met the criteria. From there, we were able to narrow down our search by entering specific date and size specifications. Again, the program quickly scanned and pulled matching files. Finally, we entered specific whole words that we wanted to include in the final scan, and the much narrower results included our test items. Menu options include copying and cutting files, moving them to specific folders, as well as deleting and renaming them.

Effective File Search offers a Help menu with search and index capabilities, and the 30-day trial period is ample time to learn how to navigate its interface and features. If you're looking for a more comprehensive file search program, we highly recommend this program.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.8.1

General

Publisher SOW
Publisher web site http://www.sowsoft.com/
Release Date December 25, 2012
Date Added December 26, 2012
Version 6.8.1

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 944.44KB
File Name efsearch.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 124,302
Downloads Last Week 22

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations 30-day trial
Price Free
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