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Search Files Faster in Windows with Finder


Search Files Faster in Windows with Finder

Windows built in file searching mechanism is not much efficient. There are other free utilities like Google Desktop Search for finding files in Windows. DK Finder is a free utility for file searching in Windows. Finder has some advantages over its competitors that its more precise and less CPU load. Initially, DKFinder creates an index of every file on your system, and this process can take a while, but once the index is created, you can search for files, and narrow those results, using a wide range of criteria.

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DK Finder periodically indexes new files to make sure your results include the newest files on your hard drive, the program re-indexes only those files newly created or updated since the prior indexing session, so results take less time.

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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at nirmal@nirmaltv.com. You can find Nirmal on , and .

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Sumesh

    April 13, 2008 at 9:46 am

    My first thought was whether a Mac Finder-like app had made its way to Windows.

    How long does it take to build the initial index?

  2. Binny V A

    April 13, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Does it index just the file name or the contents of the file as well?

  3. Techblissonline Dot Com

    April 13, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    http://techblissonline.com/download-windows-search-40-ws4-for-windows-vista-windows-xp-and-windows-server-2003/

    windows search 4 is also powered by a system level index that maintains a record of every item on your PC as well as the contents found within those items.

    pretty fast..

  4. Madhur Kapoor

    April 14, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Default windows search is very slow. Will try this.

  5. ajay

    April 14, 2008 at 7:06 am

    but these utilities require a lot of time to index all the files and also a lot of memory space
    better to use the builtin search in window xp or windows vista
    😯

  6. Nirmal

    April 14, 2008 at 7:44 am

    @Sumesh,
    I have not checked the software myself. It will depend on the files you have.

    @Binny,
    Not sure.

  7. Syahid A.

    April 14, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Looks like a similar app like Locate32, which works wonders for me.

  8. Ram

    April 14, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Looks like a useful app, the default search on windows sucks

  9. Technology Hacker

    April 15, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    This is indeed helpful.Thanks Nirmal

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