Free File Searching Utility

runs on Windows
screenshot of Agent Ransack

How do you find stuff on your computer? Running a directory listing may help, if you know where to start. Using your operating system's Find command helps broaden your search. But what if instead of names of files and documents, you're looking for content? Not so easy now.

Agent Ransack is a tool that helps you search for specific content on your system. You can use plain old "find this word" types of searches, but it does much more. You can search using Perl-compatible regular expressions as well. That means you're much more likely to find what you're looking for, and less likely to be buried under what you're not looking for. Add Boolean search terms (AND, OR, NOT) and you'll further narrow your search. Along with regular text documents, this tool's smart enough to know how to look inside Microsoft Office and OpenOffice files, so you're really covering the waterfront.

Agent Ransack is a Windows application. It's available as a free download for both personal and commercial use.

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