Having a proper searching tool to look for required files and folders allows you to save a lot of time. Imagine if every you needed a file and you did not remember its location, you had to manually look through the hundreds of folders in your hard drive. A search utility allows us to save time by providing us with filters to quickly locate the required file. The default search utility of Windows works fine, but it does not have a lot of options, when it comes to applying filters, or choosing multiple locations at a time to search. UltraFileSearch is a search application that can find text, files and folders on your local, removable and network mapped drives. It lets you find files containing one or more than one specific words, define several file names and drives at the same time, and sort the results according to properties. The application allows you to search according to file names, text included in the files, date and size of files, or wild cards, depending on your requirement. The results can be exported to TXT, CSV, HTML and XML file formats. UltraFileSearch is a system-space and system-resource friendly application, as it does not use background indexing for searching.
The program has Files and Folders, Containing Text, Date and Size and Attributes tabs at the top to switch between different searching modes. Each tab has its own set of options to define the search parameters. Enter the File name, Search path, desired Mode, and click Search button on the right side to begin the look up.
If the search process returns a lot of results, you can search between the results for your desired file from the Find in Results options under Actions menu.
Click Settings and select Options to configure Save and Load settings for default Search Parameters, Search Items, enter Export Folder Path (where to export lists of results) and Context Menu Integration options.
UltaFileSearch is available in Standard (Shareware) and Lite (Freeware) editions. The freeware version lacks some functions, such as Search in Encoded Documents, Choose Match type for Attributes, Multi-select support etc. The comparison between the two version can be found on the product page. UltraFileSearch works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.