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DeskRule lets you search and filter files using over 300 file properties and Boolean search expressions, making finding the right item exceptionally easy.

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What are people saying about DeskRule

Chris According to the fine print, this is a one version only.

'Upgrades to future versions of the software will require additional payment. Installing a new version may overwrite the existing version and invalidate your license key.'

Is thus correct?
Dec 2 2015 at 5:04am Copy Link
nikos bozinis the version of deskrule you buy will be yours to keep forever. You also get guaranteed upgrades and support for a year. After that there is no guarantee but you could get more free upgrades for some time.
zabkat - Dec 2 2015 at 5:16am Copy Link
Petr Hello Nikos,

I checked your website for details. Please confirm that:

#1. DeskRule will not use extra disk space for its own indexing?

#2. How does DeskRule search files that are not in drives or folders that I've specified to NOT INDEX (in Windows)? I have SSD drives so they're fast, but I understand indexed searches are always fastest. So, how does it work on folders not indexed?

#3. Can I install one purchase on my desktop and laptop? (2 computers for same user)?

Thank you.
Dec 3 2015 at 1:16am Copy Link
singularity As far as I know from the trial.. the app depends on Windows search Index?
Dec 3 2015 at 2:46am Copy Link
nikos bozinis deskrule doesn't depend on the widnows search index, however it takes advantage of it. If there is an index, it will first check it for quick results, otherwise it uses its own search engine without an index.

regarding licensing, the license is per user, so if you have 10 computers to yourself you only need one key for all of them
zabkat - Dec 3 2015 at 3:54am Copy Link
Thank you for answering.
So far the app performs well.
Do consider upgrading the UI. The icons and window looks a bit dated on Win 8 +
Dec 3 2015 at 6:01am Copy Link
Andreas Hoffmann Hi Nikos, just evaluating your software... looks fine!
You write on your website, Deskrule can search as fast as "everything" on local NTFS?
And I already see, DeskRule searches in DOC-Files. Does it search in DOCX and PDF, too?

Are there any plans for a service or so, as everything did, for MFT(?)-Searching, so that the main-program does not need to run as admin?
Thanks in advance + greetings - Andreas
Dec 3 2015 at 7:09am Copy Link
Dunking Tried to download the demo for this and got blocked by Comodo - source of malware, it says. Thinking that bits wouldn't allow anything dodgy, I overrode Comodo and gave it a whirl anyway. Imagine my surprise when, on completing install, Firefox comes up and wants to install the Cookie Controller add-on.

Was this just a coincidence or what?
Dec 3 2015 at 8:49am Copy Link
Hourglass94 Nikos
Can this tool search between drives?

eg I have data drives D,E,F,G and H would I be able to search for a criteria with one search or would I need to search each drive seperately?

thanks in advance
Dec 3 2015 at 9:25am Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Andreas
the program Everything is a misnomer since it only searches for filenames, whereas DeskRule actually searches for _everything_, including file contents and around 300 file properties :)

DeskRule supports MFT search also but you must run it as administrator for that extra quick search mode. For more information see the quickstart guide (click on the question mark toolbar icon)

Deskrule isn't a virus and it isn't bundled with any add ons either

an easy way to search all your drives is to root the search on MyComputer (ThisPC). Either right click on MyComputer icon and pick "search with DeskRule" command, or click on the folder selector within deskrule to choose MyComputer as the root of the search
zabkat - Dec 3 2015 at 9:32am Copy Link
Andreas Hoffmann Hi Nikos,
thanks for your answer., will take a look!
Any idea for me about searching in DOCX- and PDF-Files?
Dec 3 2015 at 9:45am Copy Link
nikos bozinis if you have the necessary filters installed then it searches in DOCX and PDF. If you find that it doesn't search some file type there are free filters you can install that can be used both for deskrule and windows search. For more information see here
I recommed you installed the free trial and see what kind of files it can search for you. Chances are you already have all the necessary filters
zabkat - Dec 3 2015 at 9:48am Copy Link
Peter R Hello,

I just read this offer and there is not much time for me to do a proper testing ...
The program seems to integrate nicely into DOpus and is really fast on SSD (no indexing by Win). Just one question: does anyone now how this one compares to FileSearchy?

Thank you.
Dec 3 2015 at 10:35am Copy Link
nikos bozinis sorry I don't know this filesearchy, but if you check the website ( there is a comparison table for some big names in desktop search. Of course don't take my word for it, make use of the free trial version to double check it works for you. You have at least 12 hours to make up your mind :)
zabkat - Dec 3 2015 at 10:42am Copy Link
Dunking @nikos:
Deskrule isn't a virus and it isn't bundled with any add ons either "

I beleive Comodo is concerned about the website rather than the file, but I don't know why.

Concerning the add-on, I can report that it was indeed a coincidence. I am sure you appreciate that one needs to be quite circumspect nowadays when trying unknown software, but I am happy to acknowledge that deskrule is perfectly straight-up software.
Dec 3 2015 at 12:00pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! zabkat has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 4 2015 at 12:11am Copy Link
Edward Smith I, like Robert, use file searchy. So far I am extremely happy with the program, and I am not looking just another program to add to my computer. However, if this program has a distinct vantage, I would love to know about it. I am not asking anyone to do my homework for me, but if anyone has experience with both programs, I would be interested in their experience.
Dec 4 2015 at 4:03am Copy Link
nikos bozinis I haven't used filesearchy but from a quick overview of their website I see it searches for filenames, file contents and basic date/size properties. DeskRule offers you a choice of 300 file properties to search, and very fast contents search in indexed locations. If you just search for filenames then DeskRule doesn't offer any advantages
zabkat - Dec 4 2015 at 4:32am Copy Link
Dunking "DeskRule offers you a choice of 300 file properties to search" For anyone that hasn't tried this in anger, it will do matches like "subversion revision <= 100" (alone or combined with all the other possible things). If you need/want that kind of thing, I don't know of any other searcher/indexer that will do it.
Dec 4 2015 at 5:02am Copy Link
CFGuy I am recieving an error message when trying to purchase this program. The message is "Not Found - We were unable to find the requested file or resource", and occurs right after I have entered my name, address ... and before moving to the screen of entering payment information for the order.
Dec 4 2015 at 3:48pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis the payment page should work; try using a different browser with standard settings and see if it helps
zabkat - Dec 4 2015 at 9:40pm Copy Link
singularity No offer on the Lite version? It would be adequate for most users.
Jun 24 2016 at 3:16am Copy Link
nikos bozinis the lite version isn't on offer today but send me an email and I'll offer a small discount there. See the website for contact details
zabkat - Jun 24 2016 at 3:48am Copy Link
NC Buyer How do I register the program in the software? I cant find anywhere to input my license information...
Jun 24 2016 at 7:07am Copy Link
nikos bozinis your key will be asked in 24 hours from installation. Please read the registration email for more information
zabkat - Jun 24 2016 at 8:12am Copy Link
Danny This license user or computer -related? When entering licensing information is also machine number listed .
Jun 24 2016 at 8:58am Copy Link
NC Buyer Thank you Nikos.
Jun 24 2016 at 9:07am Copy Link
Edward Smith I purchased this last time it was offered on BDJ, and I will buy an additional license today. I have X1 and stopped using it because this works so well. Minimal resources and very quick - and a crazy amount of options. Makes finding files easy.

I am curious why it is called "Desktop Rulez" on my computer once installed, and here it is called Deskrule?
Jun 24 2016 at 9:20am Copy Link
Techtoysavvy I have Xplorer2 Ultimate.
Does that include Deskrule search?
.. Ultimate does claim better search
Jun 24 2016 at 10:40am Copy Link
Danny DeskRule is as good or better as Copernic Desktop Search?
Jun 24 2016 at 11:45am Copy Link
nikos bozinis @Danny licensing is per USER (and any # of computers)

@Techtoysavvy xplorer2 ultimate has almost as capable search engine, but as deskrule is purpose built for search, it goes the extra mile (e.g. advanced Boolean expressions and the desktop detective)

@Danny deskrule can do many more properties than Copernic or any other search engine, see the comparison table at the bottom of the website
zabkat - Jun 24 2016 at 1:59pm Copy Link
singularity @Danny yeah it works better than Copernic in terms of advanced serches based on properties and real fast in folder search. Lighter and without it's own Index. But for a normal user copernic works very well and has a way better UI.

Deskrule could use much better user interface. Adjusting the coloumns constant width is a pain. And icons are dated for modern windows versions. Looks like an app made for XP in windows 10.
Jun 24 2016 at 2:28pm Copy Link
NC Buyer I like the old looking interface. Cant stand that windows 10 / ios / etc "flat look".. PLEASE dont discard the old interface if you rework it! At least give some of us the option to keep the old one. :-)
Jun 24 2016 at 3:40pm Copy Link
singularity @NC Buyer I did not mean the metro look. i meant the way Evernote and Directory Opus do with their UI. Not dated and not too modern. They get along well with any Windows versions. Also the windows are responsive. No need to arrange. These apps adjusts itself to screen sizes.
If i compare with another search utility I would prefer a more compact and resposive UI of BinaryFortress Fileseek pro, and it is not "flat" and "modern"... which by the way does searches pretty quickly too, though properties and options are no where close to Deskrules.
Jun 24 2016 at 5:44pm Copy Link
NC Buyer @dtouch - ah, ok. I understand now.
Jun 24 2016 at 8:05pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis @dtouch not sure what you mean by "Adjusting the coloumns constant width". You can right click on a toolbar and pick "auto arrange" menu
zabkat - Jun 24 2016 at 10:07pm Copy Link
singularity @nikos For eg: I like my apps maximized windows. And if the apps have columns.. i would adjust its width to my preference. Deskrule resets that each time I launch it unless I am missing some setting to preserve coulumn widths. I don't want to auto arrange or manually arrange each time.
Jun 25 2016 at 8:42am Copy Link

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