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Search and Find Files Faster

v2.0.1.0 for PC  Download Trial
Platforms: Windows Vista or later
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Do you still search for files in your computer using only file names? The end result is always the same – a bunch of files with similar or the same name, and you have to open each one to find the right one. Step up your game with today’s discount software promotion, DeskRule!

DeskRule lets you search and filter files using over 300 file properties, making finding the right item exceptionally easy. With DeskRule, you’ll be able to leverage the flexibility of file attributes to quickly find files by Artist, Author, Tags, Keywords, GPS location, and more!

Search using DeskRule isn’t limited to just your computer. In fact, you can use DeskRule to search mobile phones, cameras, ZIP archives, and virtual folders. You can even use wildcards and regular expressions, combined with Boolean search, to perform amazingly complex searches that deliver results!

Until recently, using DeskRule, you could only find files in the conventional way, say find documents modified in the last month or pictures with 4 stars rating and above. But what if you wanted to check file properties against each other? E.g. find files whose Modification date is older than their Creation date? Now you can do just that with the unique desktop detective search mode.
No doubt this is an impressive search capability, but whom is it for? Unless you are working as a forensic investigator for the FBI, why would anyone need such functionality? Arguably this kind of power isn't for everyday searches, but it could prove useful in many situations that you need to combine file attributes and check their relationship. Here are a few examples off the top of my head:

  • Find photos that were edited since shot:
  • $System.DateModified > $System.Photo.DateTaken + 1
  • Find photos shot at non-standard aspect ratio:
  • $System.Image.VerticalSize / $System.Image.HorizontalSize != 4/3
  • Find files with substantial hidden parallel streams (fishy?)
  • $System.Size + 5KB < $Stock.TotalFileSize"

Please note folks: you can now search your photos using a map, please click here to read more about this.
Trying to decide which version of DeskRule (Lite, Standard) is right for you? Check out the feature comparison matrix and make an informed decision!
Also, the new version 2.01 brings new features for "offline" search as explained here: Offline catalog: Find files in disconnected external storage media

This promotion includes the following:
DeskRule Lite v2.0.1.0 ($19.95)
DeskRule Standard v2.0.1.0 ($39.95)

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Yosh M I tried to purchase the Standard version. When the PayPal process returned to the store page, the discount was gone! It was showing a charge for the full price. I did not complete the purchase. Please advise.
Sep 24 2019 at 2:47am Copy Link
nikos bozinis others manage to buy so it is not a problem for everyone. Please try using a different internet browser if you have it?
zabkat - Sep 24 2019 at 2:57am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Yosh M, Please clear your browser cache and cookies or use another browser which you didn't use to try and purchase this product before. This is a known issue for FastSpring purchase URLs and deleting the browser cookies and cache, usually solves it.
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 24 2019 at 4:11am Copy Link
Robert Bull I can't see a list of what exactly are the 300 file properties... please could you add such a list to your web site?

What I'd be interested in is searching EXIF tags of JPGs to see what *wasn't* present in certain tags (e.g. Author, copyright, whatever). Is that possible, please? If so, which version?

Sep 24 2019 at 1:41pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis if you click on the green [+] toolbar icon you will see the properties available. There is a property selector in that dialog box, so you can select properties that are e.g. related to pictures (exif). For more information watch the demo video available further up
zabkat - Sep 24 2019 at 9:18pm Copy Link
Robert Crombie My PCs are old, and W7 and W10 runs like a dog on them (Too much stuff running in the background - MS's nasty habits)
Whereas XP runs well and fast.
The provider of today's 'giveaway' has made my decision as to whether to purchase, an easy decision.
As XP is where I do 95% of my computing, and that is where this program might have been useful.
This program does not run on XP.
Sep 25 2019 at 2:19am Copy Link
nikos bozinis if you want good search on XP see the other program we have, xplorer2:
zabkat - Sep 25 2019 at 5:43am Copy Link
HJ B If I have a folder of files, will this program produce a list of the Tags and Keywords associated with those files?
Sep 25 2019 at 7:17pm Copy Link
nikos bozinis HJB deskrule is a search engine, it looks like you need a file manager like xplorer2. If you turn on the tags and keywords file details then you can see them and even export the information to CSV
zabkat - Sep 25 2019 at 9:15pm Copy Link

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