Windows 7 Fast, Powerful Search Utility Enables Hidden features

Discussion in 'Desktop Customization' started by reghakr, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    14,220
    Likes Received:
    180
    In a previous post I mentioned Powerdesk

    It's File Finder feature leaves Windows Search in the dust.

    You can search using wild cards, including multiple wild cards, such as lf*12*.dll. this will locate all occurrences of Lead Tools graphic viewers that require version 12.

    My initial search took 2 minutes, the C:\winsxs folder taking the most amount of time.

    The initial search is the slowest, but still far superior to Windows Search. This search went through two partitions containing 87,500 files and 5,700 folders. the subsequent search only took only 15 seconds

    You can append file result searches

    You can limit search by path or drives

    You can search the internal contents of files

    You can search by attributes

    You can search by Date, Time, and Size

    You can filter by any file type. As an example, I have ACDSee installed on my system. You can select ACDSee bmp image and it will return all bitmap files.. You can search for specific Video Lan Player files.

    http://www.geocities.com/reghacker/Filefindergeneral.jpg
    http://www.geocities.com/reghacker/filefinderdetails.jpg
    http://www.geocities.com/reghacker/filefinderdetails.jpg
     
    #1 reghakr, Jun 30, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 2, 2009
  2. JeremyJukes

    JeremyJukes Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2009
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    5
    PowerDesk

    Great program - thanks
     
  3. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    14,220
    Likes Received:
    180
    No problem,

    A very powerful free program.

    To access the Find Files option, navigate to the C:\Program Files\Vcom\Powerdesk directory, right click on pdfind.exe and drag a shortcut to your desktop.
     
  4. stevae

    stevae New Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    1
    thanks. i like it. how do you set up the copy to path...?
     
  5. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    14,220
    Likes Received:
    180
    No need to setup anything, it's on the right-click context menu,when you right-click on a file or directory. it takes that and copies it to the clipboard.

    It's very useful for pasting things in the run box or Command Prompt as it eliminates typing.

    Also, check out the additional commands on the File menu.

    Did you check out the SendTo menu?
     

Share This Page

Loading...