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Copernic Desktop Search ProfessionalDiscount

Copernic Desktop Search Professional

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Platforms: Windows XP, Server 2003, Server 2008, Vista, 7
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For any office or small business, disorganization means lost time, which means lost money. In order to stay on top of things, you need to be able to access anything as quickly as possible, whether it's a file, an email message, document, or presentation. Copernic Desktop Search Professional is designed with YOU and YOUR business in mind.

Copernic Desktop Search Professional is your key to finding any of over 150 file types instantly, including Microsoft Office files, PDFs, HTML pages, WordPerfect, text files, ZIP archives, email, tasks, calendar items, and more! You can even use Copernic Desktop Search Professional to quickly find media files in the MP3, JPG, WAV, or MPEG formats. If you find yourself searching for the same file types over and over, you'll appreciate Copernic Desktop Search Professional's ability to save your most frequent searches! For reporting purposes, each search result can be exported as an HTML file.

Once you install Copernic Desktop Search Professional, you pick which files and email folders to index -- even network drives! Then, as you work, new and updated files and emails are indexed in real time, providing you with constantly updated instant access! Plus, Copernic Desktop Search Professional lets you integrate both desktop and internet searches into a single query! Achieving greater productivity has never been this easy!

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DH007 Does this offer include FREE Agent Personal?
Aug 4 2010 at 7:46pm Copy Link
Stephane M Hello, The policy says " Product may be used indefinitely after purchase ". How about future upgrades? Does it mean it is lifetime license? Also, is the license per user or per computer? Thanks.
Aug 5 2010 at 2:12am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Checking into these questions now...
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 5 2010 at 2:28am Copy Link
S B I'll take a pass on this one for security reasons, for philosophical reasons, and for my clients. I'm concerned about any software that searches/indexes my computer and is connected to the internet. The Copernic privacy policy isn't completely clear on how your search data will be able to be kept private. The privacy policy does say that the search data and IP addresses will be used for "contextual advertisements" and cookies will be retained by third parties. Further, these are only the limits for *today*: "Copernic Inc. may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please review it periodically." There is quite a lot of concern today about the knowledge in what we search for and in the power in cross-referencing those searches. Here are some interesting sections from "Copernic Inc. - Software Privacy Policy", " ... Copernic Inc. collects IP addresses and Web search terms for each individual query to provide contextual advertisements in the Copernic Agent product family. This data is kept until a nightly process consolidates it into global statistics. "Copernic Inc. will not use this data for any purpose other than to provide contextual advertisements. Furthermore, it is impossible to establish a link between individual IP addresses and demographic information, contact information, GUID or any other information requested. ... "Copernic Inc. works with third parties that transmit advertisements to the Copernic Agent and Copernic Desktop Search product families and Copernic Meta. Therefore, as in the case of Web sites, cookies are used by advertisement providers to manage their advertisements such as the display frequency for individual users. ..."
Aug 5 2010 at 5:11am Copy Link
_*_ SB, thank you for your post.  Just reading that makes it a non-sale for me as I try hard to avoid such things.
Aug 5 2010 at 6:50am Copy Link
T P I don't work for Copernic, and I am not a lawyer. As the paid versions of CDS do not show advertisements, then no data should be collected when searching for files on your computer. Their Privacy Policy also says: Copernic Desktop Search does not allow transmission of result contents to Copernic Inc. or any of its partners for searches conducted by the user on his computer or corporate or home network. In addition, your computer is not logged or made accessible through Copernic Desktop Search to Copernic Inc. or any of its partners. If the software ever requires collection and processing of data, such as user's profile, location, search history, fields of interest and tastes, these data should be processed only by the user's computer and not be transmitted deliberately to Copernic Inc. or any of its partners. I hate all this data collection stuff too, so hopefully someone from Copernic will clarify. I have been using CDS for the last few years, and have found it to be the best desktop search for me. I had used two others previously with various problems, but CDS just works. I have over 100,000 emails (1.3 million keywords) indexed and use it 10 to 30 times a day. I couldn't imagine running my business without it.
Aug 6 2010 at 3:37am Copy Link
S B Yes, though "result contents" ... "not ... transmitted deliberately" is quite different from capturing *keywords* and *search terms* which are sometimes fatuously argued to be harmless. The real kicker is the reliability of this policy: "Copernic Inc. may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please review it periodically." We--and our businesses--all have different security issues. I'm quite happy that you've found CDS to be a boon.
Aug 6 2010 at 4:57am Copy Link
Copernic Fan @ SB Just my 2 cents, but I don't think I've ever seen a privacy policy that wasn't subject to change :-)
Aug 6 2010 at 5:08am Copy Link
S B @ Copernic Fan:  There are.  I'm glad that Copernic works out well for you.
Aug 6 2010 at 5:15am Copy Link
Albert C. I thought that Copernic was dead for a lot of years yet! :o
Aug 6 2010 at 8:57am Copy Link
anthonyraynor? Ran it for a day on my notebook and couldn't see the benefit over the integrated windows search, just my opinion.
Aug 7 2010 at 3:12pm Copy Link
Keith Norton The product website Faq indicates this software runs on 32 bit machines only. I hesitate to try it since most of my computers are Windows 7/64, and I am running the 64 bit version of Office 2010. Will Copernic Desktop Search run at all in my 64 bit systems, perhaps in some sort of compatibility mode? I have found all other search software I have tried to be lacking and am in the market for an improvement.
Aug 7 2010 at 3:22pm Copy Link
anthonyraynor? x1 at is a competing product and they state 64 bit compatability. 
Aug 8 2010 at 12:07am Copy Link
David Gilmour @Keith Norton: I run Copernic Desktop Search Home on my 64-bit Windows 7 machine.

@T Raynor: Agreed, the integrated search on Windows 7 is much better than in previous versions of Windows.  When I moved to 7, I tried running without Copernic for a while, but eventually I brought it back on board, for its performance and dependability, and for the levels of control that it provides regarding what gets indexed.

I have been waiting for the Pro version to appear on BDJ for a while!  It must be a couple of years at least since I first added it to the the suggestion box.
Aug 8 2010 at 1:57am Copy Link
anthonyraynor? @ David Gilmour - love the username My search needs are usually fairly modest and Win7 search meets my needs, and is getting better, but may not be powerful enough for everyone? The one thing to think about is be aware of the multiple search engines, backup programs ( I love Oops Backup ) and syncing ( Dropbox! ), these can all eat into your performance.  Thank goodness for BDJ allowing us to indulge ourselves at a lower cost.
Aug 8 2010 at 3:52am Copy Link
Don User Does this software search for files or words and phrases within files?  X1 as noted before does search for data within files, as well as the files themselves.
Aug 8 2010 at 7:22am Copy Link
Keith Norton I'm running the trial version on a Win 7/64 machine and it is chugging away indexing everything. Two observations so far: I tried to change the location of the index file, but it insists on doing it on the C drive (maybe because it is a trial?); and it wouldn't index until I freed up some resources by closing some programs. Clearly the software was trying to play nice and not hog everything, so that's good. The software also has a setting where it pays no attention to resources and I am allowing it to be a hog for now just to speed up the initial indexing.
Aug 8 2010 at 4:24pm Copy Link
H. H. Hallo, following questions: 1.what happens, when searching for a file with a non-supported file format? long will it take approximately to index e.g. 1TB with mixed data, many of *doc, *.jpg,..? much ram does copernic approximately need, when running in the background? 4: how fast is copernic in comparison to " everytime "    and in comparison to the non-indexing extremely    fast search-tool  " search-gt "  (when running windows xp, e.g.      searching 1 tb of data)    a) when searching for non-indexed file-/foldername    b) when searching for indexed file-/foldername 5  could you give a clear answer to the privacy questions of the other users, because that's an important issue too, and a problem one would not have with utilities like "search-gt" Thank you for answering in andvance with kind regards H.H.
Aug 8 2010 at 11:39pm Copy Link
H. H. Hallo, please apologize a mistyping above (point 4) ithe software to compare with copernic is everything (not everytime) and search-gt with kind regards H.H.
Aug 9 2010 at 1:40am Copy Link
Dor Mouse H.H. - Copernic is mainly for searching within files whereas SearchGT & Everything are for searching for files & folders. Competitors are X1 or Archivarius or Google Desktop Search or Windows Search (the last 2 being free). Copernic does not search TheBat! emails (neither does X1, iirc), but Archivarius does.
Aug 9 2010 at 3:34am Copy Link
Don User Can Copernic search for words within PDF files - not graphic?

Aug 9 2010 at 5:26am Copy Link
Dor Mouse Don Versluys - if the PDF files are searchable, Copernic will search them
Aug 9 2010 at 10:36am Copy Link
Keith Norton I cannot find any of my archived Outlook 2007 emails with the software. Only the emails within my current Personal Folders are detected. I tried adjusting the option settings to specifically index those archived .pst files and had CDS re-index, but it didn't help. Otherwise, everything seems to work very well. I queried the support folks but received an automated response that they were unlikely to respond on free versions of their software. If I can't find archived emails the software is useless to me.
Aug 9 2010 at 3:06pm Copy Link
John Morrison Does Copernic Desktop Search Professional work on a 64 bit system?  I have Vista Ultimate 64bit and I find that suppliers rarely give this information unless I ask for it.
Aug 10 2010 at 3:04am Copy Link
Keith Norton Customer support DID respond to my querry, so kudos for that. However, it appears the software will not work for me. I am about to upgrade to Office 2010 (64) but according to the response: " we will support only the 32 bit version of Microsoft Office 2010."  Also: " Messages contained in PST files are indexed but only when the PST file is opened in Outlook." Frankly, the only reason I need a different search program is to find emails within my archives. Outlook already indexes the opened files, albeit slowly. Finally: With CDS " If you index messages from a PST file and close it afterward, the messages it contains will not instantly be removed from the index but they will be during the next index update. You also won't be able to open or see preview of messages coming from a closed PST." I'll keep looking for a program that meets my needs (if there is one).
Aug 10 2010 at 9:26am Copy Link
t p OK guys, 3 years ago my boss would show me side by side Google Desktop and Copernic and Copernic would run circles around GD, especially with Office 2K3 files. I tried it out a couple of months ago on my own personal PC, side by side, GD did EVERYTHING including an Outlook search plugin, Copernic found NOTHING in Outlook! Could Copernic address what is going on with their product, and why I should pay for it? TIA
Aug 10 2010 at 3:56pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale @ H. H. - I just wanted to mention that we've recently added a feature where if you log in you can edit your last comment. Just one of the benefits of signing up to BitsDuJour.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 11 2010 at 4:20am Copy Link
Frank Stephens A couple of people have mentioned Windows Search, with version 4 available as a download for XP and Vista, and Windows 7 has a more powerful version.  Windows Search is highly configurable (too much so, actually) and extremely powerful, but poorly documented.  There's no way to describe the endless features here.  I generally recommend enabling natural language queries and partial matches, but there are all sorts of usage issues which I can't go into here.
Aug 11 2010 at 5:58am Copy Link
Ron H 1 week and no answers to the licensing and update question posed by Stephane? 

Their website has nothing about updates other than you can request them by providing your license key.  ?Forever?

For license count, it seems to be 1 per machine, period.
Aug 11 2010 at 6:04pm Copy Link
DrTeeth @ Keith Norton , freeware for email backup and searches.
Aug 11 2010 at 10:15pm Copy Link
Copernic   How about future upgrades? Upgrades are not included. Updates only. Does it mean it is lifetime license? The license is good for lifetime. If a major upgrade is done, you will not be able to get the latest version.  Also, is the license per user or per computer? Yes, one license per computer.
Aug 12 2010 at 3:38am Copy Link
David Gilmour 70 minutes after making my purchase and receiving the emailed receipt from Avangate, I have not received the licensing information.  All that I have to show for my money so far is the blah-blah that accompanied the receipt: "Your order is currently being processed .. order processing usually takes a few minutes .. in some special cases, we may contact you if additional information .. is needed."  So far: no licensing information, no "special contact", and nadda in my spam traps.
Aug 12 2010 at 7:43am Copy Link
S B There are still a number of outstanding questions (for several days) and *no* responses from Copernic!

BDJ: Do these posts go to Copernic or to Avangate? 

What a surprise--vendors/developers must know how important it is for them to have at least a presence! 

Many of us think this shows their general approach to their customers and to their products.
Aug 12 2010 at 9:19am Copy Link
David Gilmour Update: One hour after phoning Avangate, and three hours after placing my order and receiving my receipt, I have received a working license code by email from Avangate Customer Service.
Aug 12 2010 at 9:44am Copy Link
Denis Gauthier Agent Ransack is free and better.
Aug 12 2010 at 12:35pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale All, There are a lot of unanswered questions here, we sympathize! Please note that most of our Vendors will respond directly, we actively encourage it and we automatically send the emails direct to them. However some Vendors simply are not set up to answer questions here, it's unfortunate, and we'd love to answer them ourselves but having literally thousands of products on our roster makes it impossible to keep that many details straight. In these types of cases, where the vendors have not responded we rely on the BitsDuJour community, especially those of you who own the product already, to pitch in and help out other users answering their questions. I don't want to derail the comments here, so if you want to discuss the subject of vendor communications please do so in ../../view/ID=15506/ .
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 12 2010 at 1:31pm Copy Link
Ron H YMMV.  My license came through 5 minutes after the order confirmation email. 

Thanks for the info.  I don't mind paying for upgrades, they just weren't clear if even updates were free.  Most are, but most web sites clearly state the policy. 
Aug 12 2010 at 1:44pm Copy Link
disenchanted I hope the following post is okay to add. It is not taking away from today's Copernic product in any way; just adding to it actually [it is regarding other Copernic products] For those folks that also want to use additional Copernic products like - Agent Pro, [it searches-the-search-engines and provide you with  all results] - Tracker and - Summarizer , there is a 3 product set  available for under $60. The item number is YYP1-SJ5AFEP6RGN5XLA It is via tigerdirect's website, but I think Avangate actually handles the download order.
Aug 12 2010 at 4:52pm Copy Link
Jeremy Lilly I bought this product on 8/12/2010 when it was offered.  My credit card has been charged, but I have never received an email with order info for license key.  I emailed Copernic, but no response.  What must I do to receive the product I purchased?
Aug 22 2010 at 2:26pm Copy Link

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