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By Just Great Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 8, 2008
This powerful file-search utility is vastly superior to Windows' search features. We like that PowerGrep gives you the option of whether to do a complete install or a custom install, letting you select from a number of features that include documentation, examples, and shortcuts. The program offers a lot of features to help you quickly find anything on your PC. Just enter a word or words you would like to search for and PowerGrep finds files containing those words; it even opens the documents within its interface. PowerGrep also offers extensive find-and-replace, as well as renaming functionality. If you're looking for a simple file-search program, PowerGrep may be a bit of overkill, because the feature set borders on a file manager. However, PC users with many files who find the standard Windows search functions sluggish will definitely love this program.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.6.5


Release July 21, 2015
Date Added July 21, 2015
Version 4.6.5

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

PowerGrep used to search for information in files and folders on your computer. Search for text, keywords, and phrases in text files, Word documents, and PDF files, as well as for byte sequences in binary files. Get a list of files or a list of search matches and their contexts. Extract raw data from files, or get useful statistics by grouping, counting, and sorting search matches. Use PowerGrep's rich regular expression support to search for virtually anything. Specify the form of what you want and let PowerGrep find the actual text that matches that form. Maintain large sets of files with its comprehensive search-and-replace feature, with or without regular expressions. Work safely with extensive backup and undo options. Duplicate files during search and replace to create different editions of your files.