Are there any tools for a Windows 7 PC that can perform file & folder searches on computer faster than the default Windows file search?
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There is an application called Everything. Ever since I found it, I consider it a standard part of my operating system. It is so easy to find stuff using it - it's just insane!
There is a portable version (it's the one I use) which consists of three files you can put in any folder you like. The first file is the Everything executable, the second is a config file, and the third is a database of all the files scanned on your computer. Searching for files is instant.
The program is free and I love it. I hope it does for you what you need.
Here is a screenshot:
They used StarCraft for their search, so did I. Let me know if you like it!
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If you happen not to use NTFS or to have a non-admin rights, you can use