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hm2k
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Windows Search Companion replacement/alternative

The default search that comes with windows (Search Companion) is rubbish!

It can't even search for files that start with a ".", which is annoying!

I need a portable search companion alternative.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks.

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Here's another thread on the

Here's another thread on the same topic. I actually came across this thread using Google. Looks like it has some good ideas in there already.

https://portableapps.com/node/10882

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FYI: Windows search was

FYI: Windows search was recently updated...

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Looks like Puggle

Looks like Puggle (http://puggle.sourceforge.net/) is the answer.

The update is apparently called Windows Search 4.0 for Windows XP (KB940157).
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=55C18CB3-C916-4...
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More details: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940157

Thanks guys, you've been most helpful.

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I took a look at this, it

I took a look at this, it requires files to to be indexed before it will search.

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There's also Locate32

There's also Locate32

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That's not open source

That's not open source though...

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yes it

yes it is...

http://locate32.net/content/view/20/33/

The source is available for all of their stable releases. or if you use the SVN, it has the source for the beta versions as well

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Ah so it is, it wasn't very

Ah so it is, it wasn't very obvious, but then I totally failed to see the "source code" button on the left. I was looking on the downloads page.

Apparently it's BSD license... http://svn.locate32.net/locate32/LICENCE

Is it portable though?

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Nice

Nice. I was thinking about search tools and Puggle today and the lack of a Puggle update. Thanks for the link.

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