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Author Topic: can any explorer alternative do this?  (Read 4071 times)
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« on: April 17, 2012, 04:12:44 PM »

hello!

I saw in Windows Explorer of Windows7 a search field at the top right, that also searches inside the content of the files of the folder (even xls files, etc)

is there a similar solution for WinXP ?

thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 05:33:54 PM »

hello!

I saw in Windows Explorer of Windows7 a search field at the top right, that also searches inside the content of the files of the folder (even xls files, etc)

is there a similar solution for WinXP ?

thanks!
Yes
Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 05:39:36 PM »

Yes
Good luck!

not yet, I will wait for Windows 8  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2012, 06:05:10 PM »

Windows Desktop Search 4: http://www.microsoft.com/...oad/en/details.aspx?id=23


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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2012, 06:22:13 PM »


this is not the same:


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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2012, 07:23:54 PM »

Look at Agent Ransack.  It does not continually index files, it searches on request, so if you would rather have something that eats cpu cycles and memory and disk space continuously then this may not be for you.
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2012, 07:44:56 PM »

Look at Agent Ransack.  It does not continually index files, it searches on request, so if you would rather have something that eats cpu cycles and memory and disk space continuously then this may not be for you.

I've used that in the past. It was very good.
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2012, 05:09:34 AM »

Look at Agent Ransack.  It does not continually index files, it searches on request, so if you would rather have something that eats cpu cycles and memory and disk space continuously then this may not be for you.

it looks impressive

but a search text field in every windows explorer (or other explorer) window is a must :/

any chance?
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2012, 05:34:46 AM »

I have been using xplorer¬≤ and its predecessors for years.    Thmbsup Thmbsup Thmbsup
Amazingly powerful explorer tool. It does all that you seem to require, and a lot more.
If you wish, it can also act as an automatic replacement for your Windows Explorer.
You can download a 21-day free trial from here: http://zabkat.com/
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2012, 07:12:50 AM »

XYplorer has a very fast search - a bit more advanced than a box in the corner though!
But can also be used fairly simply...
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2012, 10:35:35 AM »

- xplorer² is more powerful than XYplorer? or XYplorer can do everything xplorer² does?
- I dont see any search area in xplorer², at least out-of-the-box, is there any hidden option?
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2012, 11:04:36 AM »

- xplorer² is more powerful than XYplorer? or XYplorer can do everything xplorer² does?

They are both very respected -
each file manager is going to have some pros and cons...

It would be interesting to see an objective feature comparision of the major file managers...
This wikipedia article will give you some idea - http://en.wikipedia.org/w...mparison_of_file_managers

I like XYplorer a lot but am not a "power" user so cant really comment (also I'm not familiar with xplorer²).
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2012, 11:39:04 AM »

each file manager is going to have some pros and cons...

I've run into some problems with many Explorer replacements, but I need to deal with multiple languages, which many can't handle properly for what I need.

But overall, the ones I've tried/buyed, are all pretty good. It's a mature market, so it's hard to find one of the mature ones that doesn't do what you want.

For search, just try them and see what you like.
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2012, 11:43:04 AM »

FWIMC it seems Directory Opus offers exactly the same function as Windows Explorer of Windows 7:
http://www.gpsoft.com.au/program/ss/1.jpg

EDIT: damn, it is not standalone, it requires Windows Desktop Search 4.0!!!
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012, 03:14:14 PM »

XYplorer has a bunch of tabs for searching. So you can search for various things - e.g. a filename (or part of it) and content from within the file.
See where the mouse arrow is? You select which aspects you want to search for & the relevant tabs are highlighted with blue text

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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2012, 03:26:32 PM »

XYplorer has a bunch of tabs for searching. So you can search for various things - e.g. a filename (or part of it) and content from within the file.
See where the mouse arrow is? You select which aspects you want to search for & the relevant tabs are highlighted with blue text
 (see attachment in previous post)

I think I will settle with XYplorer, but I will take advantage of its 30-day trial for now, thanks! cheesy

if it included an as-you-type filter of files inside a folder, and if it allowed me to move the preview pane at the right, it would be best :/
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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2012, 04:12:22 PM »

How about Locate32?

It's a standalone app which creates and uses its own index, but it's fast and it can search inside files.

Been using it for years. Maybe worth trying.
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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2012, 04:17:41 PM »

I didn't say above:
XYplorer does *not* create an index - so something that indexes the files, like locate32, will be faster.

How about Locate32?
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2012, 03:13:16 AM »

XYplorer has a bunch of tabs for searching. So you can search for various things - e.g. a filename (or part of it) and content from within the file.
See where the mouse arrow is? You select which aspects you want to search for & the relevant tabs are highlighted with blue text
 (see attachment in previous post)

I think I will settle with XYplorer, but I will take advantage of its 30-day trial for now, thanks! cheesy

if it included an as-you-type filter of files inside a folder, and if it allowed me to move the preview pane at the right, it would be best :/
The latter has been added yesterday (XYplorer beta v11.00.0004), the former will come soon. smiley
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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2012, 07:32:35 AM »

XYplorer has a bunch of tabs for searching. So you can search for various things - e.g. a filename (or part of it) and content from within the file.
See where the mouse arrow is? You select which aspects you want to search for & the relevant tabs are highlighted with blue text
 (see attachment in previous post)

I think I will settle with XYplorer, but I will take advantage of its 30-day trial for now, thanks! cheesy

if it included an as-you-type filter of files inside a folder, and if it allowed me to move the preview pane at the right, it would be best :/
The latter has been added yesterday (XYplorer beta v11.00.0004), the former will come soon. smiley

great!
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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2012, 11:57:57 PM »

I would definately recommend Locate32
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« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2012, 02:52:39 AM »

The latter has been added yesterday (XYplorer beta v11.00.0004), the former will come soon. smiley

is it possible that previews XYPlorer preview pane have resolution/size that fits the content to the pane dimensions or have unlimited resolution dimensions?

also, I wonder if XYPlorer uses some internal viewer for eg. pdf files or uses the system default or a specific program (eg. if I have in my system both Adobe Acrobat and SumatraPDF, and I have set as default the SumatraPDF, will it use that or Acrobat?)
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« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2012, 03:22:50 AM »

The latter has been added yesterday (XYplorer beta v11.00.0004), the former will come soon. smiley

is it possible that previews XYPlorer preview pane have resolution/size that fits the content to the pane dimensions or have unlimited resolution dimensions?

also, I wonder if XYPlorer uses some internal viewer for eg. pdf files or uses the system default or a specific program (eg. if I have in my system both Adobe Acrobat and SumatraPDF, and I have set as default the SumatraPDF, will it use that or Acrobat?)
The preview pane uses the viewer that's also used in your web browser to view PDFs.
The floating preview currently uses the shell preview for PDFs (the one that also generates PDF thumbnails). In a later version it will also (optionally) use the browser preview.
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« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2012, 03:21:47 PM »

great news, thanks!
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