RE: Survey sez: your favorite local-drive search tool

Subject: RE: Survey sez: your favorite local-drive search tool
From: David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 08:38:30 +0200

Kevin, Richard, et al.:

When I was using Windows, one of my favorite resources was
<http://snapfiles.com>. It has descriptions of many shareware and
freeware resources, with links to download and install them. (I
normaly ignored the shareware, and simply clicked on the "freeware"
tab).

There is a page of listing sfor desktop search freeware programs, with
a star ratings system as well to get you started.

As you are probably aware, there are also various incarnations of grep
for Windows, although I have no experience with them to recommend one.

David


> From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
> To: Richard Mateosian <xrmxrm -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 10:03:01 -0400
> Subject: RE: Survey sez: your favorite local-drive search tool
>
>
> Richard Mateosian said:
>
>> Anything you use will take forever without an index. Windows has a
>> background indexing feature. You used to be able to turn it off,
>> because it annoyingly ran the hard disk all the time. In recent
>> versions it's subtler, and I think it's on by default.
>
> I'm still on XP, so it would be an older version of their indexer
> on my machine. I might even have turned it off due to the constant
> cranking... which was not only a source of annoying little noise,
> but a drag on performance, that never went away.
>
> I limp along with the Windoze search, but miss things like the
> ability to specify the partitions to include ... or exclude.
>
> Even a search parameter as simple as "everything local except C:"
> would be a big help.
>
> I installed the trial of xplorer2 yesterday, so I'll see how I
> get along with that over the next few days.

>
> Linux... grep...   :-)
>
>
>  - K
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