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Windows Explorer not finding files. Need alternative!

  1. #11

    Look at this program, Everything Search Engine it might fit your requirements.

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  2. #12

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    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Look at this program, Everything Search Engine it might fit your requirements.
    This is a new find for me, CountMike. Thank you, I'll try it
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  3. #13

    Just tired a "wild search for *.pdf and then *.avi Both of these I have mainly in customised folders in a separate partition. It found them all.

    Have you customised the search, in the "charms" bar, to look for "everything"

    NOt sure what you mean about the pastel colours. Do you have a screenshot?

    Fwiw. I have used "everything", in the past, as suggested by Count Mike. Brilliant and fast.
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  4. #14

    Thanks guys!
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  5. #15

    There are a lot of great file managers, and that are way better than Explorer. I honestly never liked it that much, that is why I have been using this: Zip Files, Unzip Files, Compress Files and Share Files with WinZip since forever, and I have it across all of my platforms. FreeCommander is also a great one, it's simple which is the most important thing, right?
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