Effective File Search

Effective File Search

Free
It's a powerful but easy-to-use file search tool for Windows
4.2  (6 votes)
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Though it appears to be powerful and flexible enough, the default search utility offered by the Windows system still has plenty of downsides. It’s known to be slow and quite unreliable. Plenty of alternatives are available on the market, Effective File Search being just one of them.

As its name suggests, it’s indeed effective. It comes with a simple and straightforward interface that makes searching for specific files and folders a really easy task. Even the use of search operators like “AND” and “OR” is made easy by this tool. Complete beginners with no computer experience will hardly have problems using this handy tool.

I also like that it provides handy filtering options that let you exclude files from the search based on criteria such as their size or modification date. There’s even an advanced search function that enables you to find specific text fragments and hex code snippets within the files.

The search speed is not necessarily impressive, but still pretty satisfactory. The fact that the list of the search results can be saved to a file is another big plus of this tool.

In conclusion, Effective File Search is a really nice file searching utility that works flawlessly and offers plenty of advantages. It makes its price be completely justified.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary

Pros

  • Reasonable fast searching speed.
  • Easy-to-use.
  • Supports filters and search operators.
  • Can search for text within files

Cons

  • A bit pricey

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dr biz

dr biz It's too confusing, I'm just looking for an effective file finder.

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