Despite bringing superb changes in all the updated Windows Operating System versions, the search feature of the most used Operating System is still a bit lackluster. The things have not changed with the latest version Windows 8 either. However, if you are a savvy user, you can use any of the numerous third-party solutions which make the search procedure for Windows file system effectively simple.
Well, today, I’ll review a similar file searching app for the readers and it is named as UltraFileSearch. Please read below to enlighten yourself on all the features of this beautiful tool:
This software is available in two versions – a shareware (Standard) and the other is freeware (Lite). In this article, I’ll cover what’s there in the Lite version. If you want a comparative study of both the versions, I’ll suggest you to check out this webpage: www.ultrafilesearch.com/features.html.
UltraFileSearch is available in almost all of the used Windows Operating Systems: starting from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows Server 2008 R2. Though not listed on the official webpage, I tried using it on the 64-bit PRO version of Windows 8 and it worked absolutely fine.
You can install the software directly in your machine or also use the same through the portable format.
- You can search by mode; you can simply enter the term or use wildcards. You can also turn case sensitivity on or off depending on your requirement.
- You can even make a search on the flash and external drives.
- You can recursively scan all the subfolders.
- You can search specifically for files or folders.
- You can use the “Containing Text” feature while searching for TXT, DOCX or PDF files.
UltraFileSearch doesn’t create any sort of index and hence, if you need a resource intensive search, this doesn’t work nicely. As I stated previously, the app is simple and that’s where it scores. I’ll love to know what viewers think of the same.