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Replacing Windows 7's desktop search capabilities in Linux

Having switched to Linux Mint as my primary OS, one of the few things that makes me miss Windows are the built-in search capabilities. In Windows, I can simply hit the "super" key and immediately ...
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1answer
94 views

Windows 8 search with result context

Is there a way to search for PDF and Word documents in Windows 8 so that the search results display not only the file name, but also some context of where the search terms occur? A sentence around the ...
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1answer
146 views

How to search for a folder inside another specific folder in Spotlight

Is possible to tell spotlight to search for a folder "x" that is contained within folder "y"? For example, I have several dirs named "june" in my computer, but one of them is inside a dir named ...
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2answers
516 views

Desktop search which indexes DjVu

I happen to have large collection of ebooks, which are PDFs and DjVus (with text layer). I would like to be able to "search" the contents of my ebooks for phrases. After some time spent on googling ...
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1answer
611 views

A more stable alternative Meta Tracker Linux search system

An indexed search system is a very convenient tool for many computer-related tasks. I have been using Meta Tracker for a few years on Ubuntu and have met a lot of issues: sometimes the Tracker icon ...
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0answers
123 views

Desktop/server search engine with night time indexing

Is there some desktop/server search engine (such as Google Desktop or Copernic) satisfying the below requests. Requests: Must work on Windows server and Windows 7 environments. Indexing can be ...
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2answers
748 views

Local image search against a source image?

I came across this: Is there a free visual similarity image local hard drive search?. However, it doesn't answer the question and the solutions don't work. Basically, I have a directory structure of ...
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2answers
140 views

search solution for local files

Edit: how does voidtools compare with google desktop, and with windows 7 native spotlight search. I want to have a convenient solution on windows where I can search through all my offline documents ...
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274 views

Search for text inside a bunch of Photoshop files

I have hundreds of Photoshop files that contain text layers. Is there a way to search for text in these files? Maybe a connector for Google desktop or Windows search?
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2k views

Portable Google Desktop Search index

I have a huge number of documents and articles indexed using Google Desktop I sync these data constantly to my USB flash drive I mount my USB flash drive on my other PC (slow with limited storage) so ...
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2answers
864 views

Google Desktop Search problems - unable to disable indexing and no index status page

I've been running Google Desktop (I've used both the regular and Enterprise versions) without issues on my Windows 7 64-bit PC for a long time with no issues. I just paved my PC and reinstalled ...
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203 views

Generate metadata of all files in a dir?

We are working on a project that is quite big, and its stored in an SVN repository under different folders with many files all over the place. Quite often, it is hard to locate the document that has a ...
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2answers
322 views

Desktop search combined with Intranet search

I'm looking for a software similiar to Windows Desktop Search or Google Desktop, that can also display results from our Intranet search engine in the same manner it displays regular results ...
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2answers
483 views

Is there a free way to make Windows 7 Search return results like the X1 search client?

X1 has a pretty nice desktop search product. Windows 7 comes with a built-in search indexer. Is there a free/open source way to make the Windows 7 search return search results like the X1 client? ...
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2answers
1k views

How to search with Spotlight more effectively

I'm used to using various flags to modify the results of Google searches, to only show results from a particular site, or only certain kinds of files. For example you can restrict Spotlight searches ...
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1answer
137 views

Why doesn't the Vista search show an executable in the results?

Possible Duplicate: Add my applications to Vista’s Start Search. I have an executable in the Downloads folder (baretail.exe), and the folder is indexed. If I click the Start menu and type the ...
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Full text Search of browser history, through the browser

Is there a browser that supports searching through the full text of the history pages' content ? Chrome and Firefox supports only searching the titles and URLs (with their omnibars). I'm aware that ...