SearchMyFiles represents a powerful alternative to Windows' search function, provides users with an extensive list of configuration options for rapidly narrowing down search results to locate a particular file.
This is a portable app, so installing SearchMyFiles is not necessary. It means that you can store the tool on a USB flash drive, save it to any computer and directly run its executable file. Furthermore, it does not modify Windows registry settings or create extra files on the disk without your consent, so no traces are left behind after program removal.
SearchMyFiles is packed in a standard interface, where the main application window has an intuitive layout. The key features are represented by the search options, and you can get started by selecting the search mode between standard, duplicate, non-duplicate and summary, depending on the type of scan you want to perform.
It is possible to choose the base folder, create an exclusion list with directories and file extensions, add wildcards for the files and subfolders you want to locate, as well as to select the file content type between text and binary.
Additional search filters revolve around the file size (inferior and superior limit), attributes (read only, system, hidden, archive, compressed, encrypted), timestamps (data of creation, last modification and access) and breaking point (i.e. stop the search after finding a particular number of entries). All options can be restored to their default values and saved to file for further processing.
Once the scanning procedure is done, you can use a basic search function to filter results, in addition to customizing the layout columns and generating HTML reports. What's more, you can change the default summary file size unit and integrate SearchMyFiles into the Windows Explorer context menu.
The program runs on a low amount of system resources, quickly finishes a search task, and delivers accurate results. We haven't come across any technical difficulties during our tests, since it did not hang, crash or pop up error messages. To conclude, SearchMyFiles proves to be a reliable piece of software for rapidly finding files on the disk, geared toward all types of users.