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Old 19th July 2019
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Everything

I think this software was installed by the specialist who sorted out my PC.

When I want to find a file, of which I know at least part of the name, I find the search box at the bottom of the W10 start menus is hopeless.

It certainly can't find recently processed images. My stereo maker saves to the last folder it saved to unless I redirect it for the first save of a session.

I find that clicking on the Search Everything icon on my desktop allows me to use key terms with great success.

Everything is a freeware program.

https://www.voidtools.com/downloads/

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Re: Everything

Back in the distant days of Dos I loved a prog called Xtree (then Xtree Gold) Windows came along and upset that applecart but I think it resurfaced, possibly a re-write, called Ztree Bold and it worked reasonably well but never really seemed to have the power of the original prog. Since moving to MacOS many years ago I’ve never bothered to even look for an Apple compatible alternative as there doesn’t seem to be a need like there was in Dos / Windows. In Windows 10 I usually search for files in Explorer using the search box at the top right, works for me and my basic needs.
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Re: Everything

Yes, Xtree was good. I used a shareware program called File Commando which I think predated Xtree and had all sorts of useful functions that still don't appear in mainstream software, such as batch renaming large numbers of files. Google can't find any reference to it but it can find the companion program, Disk Commando. I've probably still got the floppies for both of them somewhere; they date from the late 1980s.
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Re: Everything

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Back in the distant days of Dos I loved a prog called Xtree (then Xtree Gold) Windows came along and upset that applecart but I think it resurfaced, possibly a re-write, called Ztree Bold and it worked reasonably well but never really seemed to have the power of the original prog.

Ztree Bold was was an Xtree clone originally written for OS/2. I had the very great privilege of working for a while with it's author, an extraordinarily talented Australian, in the early 90s. He wrote Ztree in his spare time hence the lack of bells and whistles.
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I don’t think it needed bells and whistles, it did a great job without them. Too many programmers put in bells and whistles but forget the core components and usefulness.
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Re: Everything

Despite having a background search indexer, Windows does a spectacularly bad job of finding anything. For years I've used something called Agent Ransack which is small, free, and works.
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Re: Everything

I'd open a terminal in Linux and type:

find / -name '*partofname*'

Unix shell utilities do the job quickly and efficiently.

(I think that you can do the above in W10 nowadays.)

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Re: Everything

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... I used a shareware program called File Commando....
I remember that.

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I'd open a terminal in Linux and type:
find / -name '*partofname*'
Unix shell utilities do the job quickly and efficiently.
(I think that you can do the above in W10 nowadays.)
In windows just open a command prompt (from start menu or type 'cmd' at the search/find (W10) or run prompt (W8.x)). Navigate to starting directory and type something like:
dir *ly*pus* /s
to find all files/directories with olympus (or a varitaion of) in the name. Its been there since the days of DOS.
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Re: Everything

My choice is 'Ultrasearch' (JAM software)
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Re: Everything

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I'd open a terminal in Linux and type:

find / -name '*partofname*'

Unix shell utilities do the job quickly and efficiently.

(I think that you can do the above in W10 nowadays.)
This is what I was thinking of:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win.../install-win10

If you need to do any 'heavy lifting' it would be well worth installing, as the Unix shell utilities are far more powerful than anything MS has ever provided.

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