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Author Topic: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!  (Read 32108 times)

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MasterSeeker 1.2

With this software I built, you can search for files & folders inside your PC. Just type what you want, and you will find it instantly.
Also it displays size of folders instantly, and even allow you to sort all your computer files & folders by size instantly.

All my friends that seen it says like "WOW".

What do you think? try it!

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MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!


Download Link: http://master-seeker.com/download

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2013, 08:25 AM »
It is effectively incredibly fast - I'll give it a good test.
.: I use K-Meleon - the browser you can control - but I love Pale Moon too :.

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 05:13 PM »
Hi, DxCK, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.   :D

The GUI layout of your software is nice and clean, just the way I like them.  May we assume that your software reads the Master File Table much like Everything, UltraSearch, SwiftSearch, etc?

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 06:23 AM »
And seeing the memory footprint can we assume that the cache is held in ram ? I can find no written cache.
.: I use K-Meleon - the browser you can control - but I love Pale Moon too :.

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 01:12 PM »
@skwire: Thanks :-) . MasterSeeker really reads the Master File Table in NTFS drives, directly from the drive's stream, and processes it with heavy multithreading and micro-optimized code. MasterSeeker also supports FAT and FAT32 drives.

@joiwind: Thanks :-) The whole cache is held in ram. No files are used. I planing to optimize the memory footprint in future versions.

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 05:12 AM »
Tried it this morning after reading the above descriptions.  It is indeed a fine interface.  In particular I like the simple filtering tools you've built in that make narrowing easy and fast.  I've replace Search Everything with MasterSeeker thanks to the interface/capabilities.

A welcome addition would be the ability to export the found set to a text file so that one can work with the results.  I'd have a toggle between full path and file/folder name only.
Jim Mitchell

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2013, 05:45 AM »
Sorry 2 say but I do NOT like it for 3 reasons:

1) It needs Admin rights to execute (Win 7 Ultimate)
2) Does NOT find/ searches files on my removable USB Stick (exFAT).

Exactly the same behaviour as Everything that I am using (mostly) to search files.

3) Puts a file named 'MasterSeeker.UACBypass.1c30b0f01bab979f9a024ebfad9ee14f' into the C:\Windows\System32\Tasks directory!
Wtf?!

Positive: it is lightning fast!

Could you make it work with exFAT???
« Last Edit: May 28, 2013, 05:57 AM by IQLover »

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2013, 07:14 AM »
I have only just found this and was impressed enough to install it.

I do have one request, I would like to be able to set where it opens on the screen.
I spent 25 years training to be an eccentric then I woke up one morning and realised that I'd cracked it.
I've not had to try since.

I wonder what happens if I click on thi

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2013, 05:59 AM »
MasterSeeker tries to connect sites that seem not to be available anymore.

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I checked Everything Search, or Swiftsearch, or NTFS-Search, but don't think they connect with the Internet.

Also when disabling 'Update' options.
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« Last Edit: December 07, 2013, 06:09 AM by dcwul62 »

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2014, 02:17 PM »
MasterSeeker regulary checking for updates. This is normal behavior just like any other software on the market.
The Auto-Update only represent whether MasterSeeker update itself without asking or not. There is not way currently to disable the checking for update process.

planetnana is an alternative place for put the updates if something goes wrong with the main site. planetnana is shared hosting service so there is a lot of other accounts there that is not related to MasterSeeker.

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2014, 08:49 AM »
Just discovered this awesome program and immediately switched over from Everything because you have also included fast file size search from MFT.

But i found one bug that cripples things a bit for me.
* Some file sizes are incorrect - result shows files which are actually few KB to few GB as random Tera, Peta and Exabytes (512TB up to 6,22 EB): schreenshot
Problem seems to be on one drive, it is 15TB GPT partition on NAS block device, formatted as NTFS with 16KB sector size. about 2% of all files are influenced by this, other 98% show correct size. Other drives are local disks <=2TB, MBR, 4KB sector and no bug there.

Also some other notes:
* Directory filter box, when selecting folder from "Browse" the result is not refreshed. Only when directly altering directory search string.
* Would be nice if program remembers window position and size, also column widths and visible columns
* Also multi window support would be usable future addition, right now when i open MasterSeeker.exe second time, it does not use index from previously opened instance sitting on tray and opens another instance.
* tray click open/hides window but because window open has some delay it is bit confusing. Maybe if double click also opens window its more intuitive.

EDIT: GPT disk NTFS details:
Version :                         3.1
Number Sectors :                  0x00000000f18f7cff
Total Clusters :                  0x000000003c63df3f
Free Clusters  :                  0x000000000043b8f4
Total Reserved :                  0x0000000000000780
Bytes Per Sector  :               4096
Bytes Per Physical Sector :       <Not Supported>
Bytes Per Cluster :               16384
Bytes Per FileRecord Segment    : 4096
Clusters Per FileRecord Segment : 0
Mft Valid Data Length :           0x00000001aaf00000
Mft Start Lcn  :                  0x0000000000030000
Mft2 Start Lcn :                  0x0000000000000001
Mft Zone Start :                  0x0000000030da4700
Mft Zone End   :                  0x0000000030da7240
« Last Edit: May 13, 2014, 09:28 AM by kiiver »

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2014, 11:11 AM »
No preview for Image/video files? Can u include thumbnail view?

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2014, 05:12 PM »
@kiiver: I fixed the bug with wrong file sizes. Please leave me your email and I will send you a test version to verify the fix.
Also i fixed the "Browse" button bug.
Other requests I added to my TODO list.

@Nzyme: I added your request to my TODO list.

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2014, 03:43 PM »
I love MasterSeeker. It has served me better than any other search program. I have been using it on a daily basis. However now all of a sudden I can't bring up the GUI. MasterSeeker appears in Process Explorer with around 20,000K memory usage, but I never see it.

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2014, 08:04 PM »
@conceptualclarity

Hi,

Please send me the MasterSeekerLog file to my email.

Please try to right click MasterSeeker, and then Run As Administrator. Please report if this works.

Are you able to run other .NET applications?
« Last Edit: October 14, 2014, 01:31 PM by DxCK »

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2014, 02:03 AM »
I have sent the log.

I only have one account on my computer, and it has administrator designation, so that's all that came up when I right-clicked.

I feel sure I have some other .NET applications, but I don't which are which. I searched on the topic of what applications use .NET and couldn't come up with a list.

I was having problems with Webroot, and their support told me to uninstall and reinstall. actually uninstalling it proved virtually impossible. I had to use the deletion feature in MasterSeeker. I love having a search program with that feature.

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2014, 01:15 AM »
My problem is resolved. DxCK sent me a replacement for an Application Data file, and it worked.

The culprit, I am certain was a program I had just installed called SnoopFree Privacy Shield. It played havoc with my screenshot programs as well as MasterSeeker. I had to uninstall and then reinstall IM Tool Pack. I have not recovered use of Screenshot Captor yet. It was very difficult getting rid of the SnoopFree service installed in Systyem32. I finally had to resort to doing a boot delete with WinPatrol. When I downloaded it a good while back, the SnoopFree program had a website, but it's gone now.

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2014, 03:43 AM »
Nice.  That was impressive to see such a fast fix.  :up:

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2014, 08:27 AM »
It doesn't work with ntfs partitions that are mounted in an empty folder (so called: volume mount points)...

Apart from that, is a fully portable version planned (at least one, that can store it's .xml config file in the same dir as the exe instead of %APPDATA%\DxCK\MasterSeeker?
« Last Edit: October 17, 2014, 08:32 AM by highend01 »

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2014, 02:50 PM »
@highend01

I didn't know the "volume mount points" feature before. I will look into it.

In the next version I will give an option to store .xml config file in the same dir as the exe.
Apart from that, are there any other problems you see that can prevent it from been fully portable?

Thank you very much for your feedback and cooperation.

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2014, 04:24 AM »
@DxCK

If MasterSeeker is able to find the .xml file in its own directory please do not let it create the %APPDATA%\DxCK folder.
I've seen quite a few apps that still "mess" with %APPDATA% | %LOCALAPPDATA% even if they claimed to be portable (and ofc with their config files in the correct place).

Apart from that there are no avoidable traces that MasterSeeker leaves behind  :Thmbsup:

One thing I'm missing badly (or I'm to blind to find it):
The possibility to exclude specific drives / partitions from indexing

E.g. I don't need my system drive to be indexed (in 99 of 100 cases) because all my data is on a different drive
« Last Edit: October 21, 2014, 04:35 AM by highend01 »

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2014, 03:43 PM »
is it just me, or does the website http://master-seeker.com/download not work anymore?  I end up going to some portal for other sites.
I end up getting redirected to http://master-seeker.com/Zm9yY2VTUg
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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2014, 04:41 PM »
RE: Azuretoad.  No it isn't just you.  I went through a lot of multuiple links including addictive tips and every one of them sent me to some weird "alternate site index".

I was able to get Ver 1.5 from dottech.org. I happen to LOVE Everything so anything better or faster is something I wanted to see.  But the weird "trip around the sites" thing I have no idea what happened.  Not your imagination anyway.

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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2014, 01:24 PM »
Hi DxCK, thanks for such a fantastic program. Was a really nice bit of syncronicity, as I found MasterSeeker right after posting a question here: http://www.mydefrag.com/forum/index.php?topic=80346.0 about why windows takes so long (!!!) to search for a file! Great to see MasterSeeker posted and discussed here on donationcoder as well.

btw - everyone - as an aside, the defragger at the forum I posted the question at, is well worth taking a look at. Absolutely fantastic defragger - because of the placement strategies it uses. I find instead of needing to defrag once every day or two, now I only need to do once every six weeks or so, if that!

Again, thanks DxCK :)


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Re: MasterSeeker 1.2 - Incredibly Fast File Search Engine!
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2015, 06:49 PM »
Holy Moly DxCK!  I had forgotten about this and found it again by Accident. I JUST posted a need fore this EXACT trype of program. Nothing else I found would give me this exact type of readout.  PERFECT!  Many Thanks and it works Great right out of the "Box" :-* :Thmbsup: