Copernic Desktop Search Lite


Copernic Desktop Search Lite

A very competent and balanced product to instantly search files and documents stored on your computer.


Our rating: 


Pros & Cons:

Find your files instantly: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, HTML, Word Perfect, text, ZIP files, Emails or attachments from Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora and Mozilla Thunderbird and over 150 other types of files like MP3, JPG, WAV, MPEG
The presentation of email search results is not as effective as other search engines. Takes up a fair amount of RAM. Index limit of 75,000 files. Free or lite version will not index Outlook files nor does it appear to work on networked or external hard drives.

Our Review:

Copernic Desktop Search has moved down a notch for a couple reasons. 1) It no longer supports indexing networked files or external hard drives; 2) the free or lite version has a limit of 75,000 files; and 3) the free or lite version no longer supports indexing Outlook folders/files. However, it's a very competent and balanced product.

It used to support network shares, however, from version 3.0 forward, the network searching is only available with the pro or corporate versions.

My only beef is the presentation of email search results is not as effective as other search engines such as X1, a product that is unfortunately no longer available in a free version (although it is integrated into free email client Eudora's find function).

Copernic Desktop Search Lite was reviewed by on based on version 4.0.2.