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Old 09. Jun 2009, 04:30 AM   #11 (permalink)
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It is very fast on its feet, I must say.

Appears to be a component of an old version of PowerDesk (1998!), but worked for me in Vista and XP.

I compared results to my current search tools, Cathy and FileSeeker, and got same number of hits. Cathy is fastest because it works from a database list, but not a whole lot faster than Find.

Windows Search got more hits, because it looks inside compressed/zip files.

Nice one --- I'll keep using this one for a while and see if it ends up as a permanent member of the family.
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Old 09. Jun 2009, 07:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm glad you like it and thanks for the extra info. I use this first for all my searches. It never occurred to me to use Cathy for searching my hard drive, I only ever tried it for CDs many years ago when I used to backup to them and I ended up getting too lazy to index them after I burnt them. I still have the download here somewhere.

Another really unusual programme that I use is called Tombo. All it does is read all the text files in a folder or subfolder and displays those files in a tree like layout. I use it for notes. You can create new "notes" from within Tombo and each is saved as individual .txt files so will always be accessible in the future - this is why I use it. You can also create new .txt files in the folder and it will find them.
I have version 1.17 which was a 325kb download zipped and it's about 700kb extracted. This is a link to download version 1.17 http://sourceforge.jp/projects/tombo...17_-_Notes.txt but on the home page there are beta versions which were done back in 2006 (it's an old programme) http://tombo.sourceforge.jp/En/index.html There are screenshots at the second link. It's very simple but very convenient.
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Old 25. Feb 2010, 06:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm new here and reading and reading and reading.
I am super new here and a noob in a way; it seems wrong somehow to be
new and a noobie when I can remember how excited I was when DOS 6 came out.
I am reading and reading, also... and it looks like I blundered into
a very nice forum. Thanks for the link to Find! I will check it out.

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Appears to be a component of an old version of PowerDesk (1998!), but worked for me in Vista and XP.
I used that version! Or one almost as old... now I use PD 6 Pro although I sure miss
the days before VCom bought it, and then Avanquest bought them.

Anyway, thanks for this thread grannyGrump! Although I suspect that your nickname is in the american
tradition of calling bald guys 'curly' or heavy guys 'slim'
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