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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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Possible duplicate superuser.com/questions/26593/… –  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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I use Agent Ransack which is a 'lite' version of File Locator Pro. You can get it here.

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