Super Finder XT

Super Finder XT 1.6.2.1

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Powerful file search tool that improves upon the Windows default search

If you're unhappy with Windows Search, which is certainly much better than it used to be (it's a mystery why it's not as efficient as Apple's OSX Finder yet), you could give Super Finder XT a go. View full description

PROS

  • Configurable
  • Efficient search tool
  • Fairly lightweight

CONS

  • Slower than indexing search tools

Good
7

If you're unhappy with Windows Search, which is certainly much better than it used to be (it's a mystery why it's not as efficient as Apple's OSX Finder yet), you could give Super Finder XT a go.

Super Finder XT's interface has the 'ribbons' style, introduced in Microsoft Office, which looks really smart and is certainly very accessible. There's a choice of blue, black or silver skins, and you can add plugins too - although currently there don't seem to be any to download!

Obviously, the most important feature is the search itself, and Super Finder XT doesn't disappoint. It's a little slower than Windows search, as it doesn't index all your files, but this makes it a faster install, and a much lighter application overall.

You can refine your search by drive or path, make exclusions, search by date or file size and more. If you donate by paypal to the project, you can use some additional features like 'deep recycle bin scan'. Some of the Advanced options could be off putting, but there's a good help manual included that does a pretty good job of explaining what everything does.

All in all, Super Finder XT is a nice lightweight alternative to Windows Search. It's easy to use, but has great advanced options too.

Changes

  • Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed default language (back to English)
  • Fixed access violation at startup (Vista)
  • Better quality program icon (Windows 7 and Vista)
  • "Start minimized" is now active only if "Start with Windows" is selected
  • Additions:
  • Works with Windows 7 and Vista
  • 64-bit Systems support
  • Plugins support
  • Dual operation mode: Simple and Advanced mode
  • Predefined paths palette
  • Three color themes (Skins)

Super Finder is the ideal tool for everyone who wants more from the search tool that comes by default with Windows. The utility combines a powerful search engine with a series of extra functions that make it very practical and allow you to retrieve more and better results. You can create filtered file lists by extension or by name, use all kinds of wildcards, filter by properties or dates, etc.

Features of the app:

  • More search speed and special search functions
  • "True" search text in file (also unicode!)
  • Search for hexadecimal pattern in file.
  • Full wildcard support
  • Exclusion list, by file extensions or full/partial name
  • Selectable search also for folders
  • Remember all last settings (selectable)
  • Shell integration (right-click contextual menu on drives and folders)
  • One-click file operations: Open, Copy, Delete, Explore, Rename, Properties
  • Automatic (and manual) check for program updates
  • "Smart Search mode": allow to search for similar names without type the asterisk (*) character at the begin or end of partial file name or extension to search

— User reviews — about Super Finder XT

  • w3wilkes

    by w3wilkes

    "Super Finder XT is FANTASTIC!"

    This little search tool is exactly what I'd been looking for! The unicode search function was able to find a mysterious ... More.

    reviewed on November 24, 2009