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Author Topic: Incremental search in Windows Explorer?  (Read 3481 times)

manimatters

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Incremental search in Windows Explorer?
« on: May 24, 2008, 03:04:14 AM »
Hey guys, i've been trying to find something that can add a search box in windows explorer (not "Internet Explorer", why did MS have to name both of them explorer?? :tellme: It makes googling a hell lot difficult).

Infact, im trying to find something similar to (if not exactly) what QTTabbar (http://qttabbar.wikidot.com/) provides as the search box, (you have a lot of files in a folder, you enter some text in the search box, and the folders contents are filtered to show the files whose name contain the string you entered, and your work is done in half the time)

But qttabbar makes my explorer (both of them) slow to open, so even though I absolutely adore the features it provides :-*, im reluctant to install it. I was wondering if theres something else that provides the functionality?

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Re: Incremental search in Windows Explorer?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008, 03:33:26 AM »
This works pretty good.
It will index all your files once and the search is from there.
If you add more files then you have to index your files again.
It's very fast though.
I believe this is how this program works.
So indexing is not always on.

http://www.indexyourfiles.com/

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Re: Incremental search in Windows Explorer?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2008, 03:38:49 AM »

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Re: Incremental search in Windows Explorer?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2008, 04:32:25 AM »
IndexYourFiles is an Alfa release. Last bversion date back to December 2007. Has anyone tried this application?

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Re: Incremental search in Windows Explorer?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2008, 05:32:56 AM »
thanks cmpm, but what i really need is an extension in windows explorer, that provides its search box in explorer itself, it would be more of a filter box than a search box, because it only has to fiter the files and folders shown in explorer to show the matching files (I dont want to launch a separate application to filter the results).

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Re: Incremental search in Windows Explorer?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2008, 07:38:01 AM »
ScanFS replaces and uses the search button in Explorer.

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Re: Incremental search in Windows Explorer?
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2008, 09:52:09 AM »
the search tool I found to work well is Windows search, really

it's accurate and thorough, and will search in whatever folder you are in, in windows explorer

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Re: Incremental search in Windows Explorer?
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2008, 10:17:31 AM »
try freecommander. It is a 2 pane explorer replacement. It selects the files as I type. I never use explorer shell anymore.

There is a beta version of FC, it should be out sometime soon. If you donate some, he gives you access to latest beta as well.

http://www.freecommander.com/
« Last Edit: May 24, 2008, 10:23:11 AM by kartal »