Questions related to searching a filesystem, either live searches or indexed file searches.

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Application that locates redundant files on hdd

Is there an application that locates redundant files on the hard drive? Files that are not crucial for the system to run. I'm running Windows 7.
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Index a set of files to search their text quickly?

I have a unique need: I am frequently searching a large set of text files for a keyword or two. Right now, I open up Notepad++ and use the "Find in files" feature. It works just fine, but with the ...
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Windows 7. Permission to search but not for any user to browse

I recently changed permissions on my external usb drive so users by default don't have read permission. Now i realize i cannot search through the drive. after setting 'everyone' permission to read i ...
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Search for all `.xls` files on Ubuntu from command-line?

How would you search for all .xls files in the current directory and in all of the subdirectories below the current directory in Ubuntu from the command line?
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Is there a Windows program to search for files that has these 4 specific features? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the fastest desktop search tools you’ve used on Windows? Is there a Windows program to efficiently search for files that does not wear down the disks? ...
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“Everything” for fat32 filesystems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the fastest desktop search tools you’ve used on Windows? Can someone suggest me a quick file search utility for xp like "everything" from ...
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Saving (Imaging) Free Disk Space (Unused Clusters) to Recover Deleted Files

Is there an app that can save all of the free clusters on a disk to a file? In some circumstances, when a file gets deleted, the only way to try to recover it is to scan the disk (or partition) for a ...
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Disabling Windows indexing service

Does it increase the performance of my old notebook (IBM R50e) to disable the indexing service for fast file searching? I am aware that it will take more time when I search for files without this ...
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KDE 4 find files/folders

For some reason, every time I press Ctrl+F in Dolphin or Konqueror, the "Find Files/Folders" dialog remembers "ruby1.9", which I entered in the filename field a long time back. Clearing it or using ...