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Best way to confidently search files and contents in Windows without using an indexing service?

What in your opinion is the best Window's software for searching file content?

The search utility in Windows offers this but often misses valid files from the search results.

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marked as duplicate by joe, BinaryMisfit Nov 6 '09 at 12:29

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Possible duplicate… – ukanth Nov 6 '09 at 12:16
no duplicate, the other threrad asking for content search 'without an indexing service' ... big difference. – Molly7244 Nov 6 '09 at 12:38
Well, that is the best way, isn't it? ;-) – Arjan Nov 6 '09 at 12:47
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Agent Ransack is a free tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching the contents of files Agent Ransack displays the text found so you can quickly browse the results without having to separately open each file!

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Some shortcomings of Agent Ransack: 1) It must be invoked from GUI. No quick shortcut key. 2) It can only search only ONE specific folder and sub-folders. 3) Still too many mouse clicks involved. I expected some more quick tools like Launchy. – smwikipedia Jul 9 at 4:33

I use Agent Ransack which is a 'lite' version of File Locator Pro. You can get it here.

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