Have you tried using the Windows file search tool lately? If you have a significant amount of files, it can be crippingly slow, as the OS wends its way through your filesystem to find what you might be looking for. Happily, there is a solution to the problem, and it’s name is Everything Search Engine.
Everything Search Engine is an amazingly fast search utility that you can use as an alternative for finding files and folders on your computer. Not only does it offer basic keyword searches, but you can also use Boolean operators to narrow your search. The program also builds an index of your files and responds quickly to any changes you make.
Initially, all files on your system are displayed, and you choose your search terms to limit the results you are shown. While this may seem a bit backwards at first, it’s not difficult to acclimatise to, and it can serve an extra purpose if, like me, you need to be reminded how much unnecessary clutter you’ve been giving space to. The program is incredibly useful, and it is a bit of a shame that it is Windows-only, as my Linux filing system needs an overhaul.
Did I also mention that for such a powerful search tool, Everything Search Engine is absolutely tiny? It only uses a couple of MB of disk space and runs like a dream, even on my cramped and underpowered system. If your filing system is a little chaotic and you have trouble remembering where you saved that important spreadsheet or presentation, you need this program in your life. Download Everything Search Engine today and take control of your files.
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