Windows built in search has improved over the years but it can be slow and cumbersome. This Windows search tool is fast and easy to use.
Wizfile is a free program that makes searching Windows fast and easy. It searches your system's master file table (MFT) instead of indexing all the files on your drive, which produces super fast results. The interface is simple and easy to use for everyone, whether you're new to computers or have more advanced skill levels.
WizFile's useful features include opening any file or folder listed in the search pane, renaming a file or folder, deleting or wiping a file or folders from within the program, copying a file path, and launching the command prompt. It also monitors your system for changes and updates the results as they happen. WizFile searches any NTFS drives, though that's easily changed in the options menu (FAT32 format isn't supported).
Search results can be sorted by file name, path, size, date modified, attributes and allocated. Wizfile can use additional search parameters like wild cards, a space acts like a logical "AND" operator. The vertical pipe symbol is used as the "OR" operator. However, it doesn't support search using regular expressions.
The only issue I have with this program is that functions are carried out by menu or keyboard shortcuts, there are no context menu (right click) options.
WizFile is brought to you by AntiBody Software, the same folks who created WizMouse, one of the "gotta have it" programs on any computer I use.
It runs on both 32-bit and 64-bit systems, comes in portable and installable versions, runs on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10, and is malware free according to VirusTotal.
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