Finding files on my PC

Much as I like full text search tools like Windows Desktop Search and X1 they are not really optimized for searching ALL of the files on my PC just by filename, and file meta-data.  So I was pleased to come across Locate, on my PC it builds an index of 365,000 files and 30,457 directories in under an hour and is lightning fast at finding them again – even when searching every file on your PC.  I also like the fact that the results list is like a normal explorer window and supports all the normal right click options etc.

In fact as I have used Locate over the last week or so I realized that most of the time I don’t need full text indexing at all.

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

1 Response

  1. Anonymous says:

    Have you tried Copernic’s Desktop Search tool? It beats all other free solutions by a mile.
    More info here:

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