Key Details of Advanced Search

  • Use a basic filter for finding files.
  • Last updated on July 24, 2015
  • There have been 4 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Editors' Review staff

There's something refreshing about the publisher's description of this free search tool. The creator freely admits that the pared-down utility doesn't beat Windows' built-in search functionality. And they're right. The no-frills interface mirrors the simplistic search capabilities; it's just the basics.

Advanced Search's claim to fame is its ability to batch move files from one folder to another. It does this fairly well, and it may save you a bit of time over using Windows tools. But the app's search capabilities are very limited and only allow you to specify the directory and file type. As a result, you'll find little reason to use Advanced Search if you're just doing a search.

If you frequently move files around on your PC, this utility improves on the process a bit. If you want truly advanced search features, you'll be sorely disappointed. Advanced Search is suitable for users of all skill levels, but isn't likely to knock anyone out.

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Full Specifications

February 5, 2007
Latest update
July 24, 2015
Operating System
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 10, Windows 98, Windows NT
Additional Requirements
Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Use a basic filter for finding files.
Advanced Search is a fairly simple application that allows you to recursively search for files using a basic filter. You can also batch move files from one folder to another folder based on a file filter. It's really not much better than Windows Explorer except for the batch move feature.