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What are people saying about FileSeek

Andryll barcarse How about for the network drive, is it included in the searching as well?
Jun 12 2013 at 5:10pm Copy Link
Peter Martin File seek in my trial searches text in rtf files no problem, but does not seem to do it on docx. Am I doing something wrong? What other file set does the search work on?
Jun 12 2013 at 11:59pm Copy Link
Danny Hopefully we'll get answers today!
Jun 13 2013 at 12:52am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Andryll: Yes, you can search network drives with no issues. :)

@Peter: Make sure you enable the "Process file contents using File Handlers" on the Advanced tab. This will allow FileSeek to parse the .docs files using IFilters.
Binary Fortress Software - Jun 13 2013 at 6:14am Copy Link
Brad Hello,

Is there a BitDuJour promotion code we need to use in order to receive the discount? I chose Buy and the discount is not applied returns with $9.00.

Thanks, Brad
Jun 13 2013 at 8:42am Copy Link
Peter Martin Wow It works. It is well worth the price for sure!!! and It is fast

Later you might consider expanding File seek capabilities such as search and replace with autosave, boolean search. It surely has a lot of potential.

How much resources does it use and can you put it in a flash drive to carry and use on different computers

Thanks again
Jun 13 2013 at 9:24am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Peter: We're always open to suggestions on how to improve FileSeek. FileSeek doesn't use many resources when running, unless you have tens-of-thousands of search results in the list, then it uses more memory to cache those results. You can definitely put FileSeek on a portable drive and use it without installing, we offer a .ZIP download for FileSeek without an installer.
Binary Fortress Software - Jun 13 2013 at 10:10am Copy Link
Keith Lammers @Brad: The promo code is shown when you click the buy button. It's "fsbits1" without the quotes.

@Peter: We don't have any plans to implement find/replace at the moment. You can definitely use it from a portable USB drive :)
Jun 13 2013 at 11:06am Copy Link
Bjondc Does this search inside email (eml) files & zip files & such?
Jun 13 2013 at 11:47am Copy Link
Keith Lammers @Bjondc: It can search inside any text based file, or a file type that there's a file handler installed on your system for. For example, for ZIP files, you would need a ZIP file handler, like this one: I believe Windows has a built-in file handler for .eml files. You can test it out before buying if you like, just download and install the FileSeek trial from
Jun 13 2013 at 12:08pm Copy Link
Danny @Jon Tackabury,

Am about to your website to noses! You still more such TOP application softwares as Notepad Replacer, Log Fusion and ClipboardFusion! May we also expect discounts on there or not?
Jun 13 2013 at 2:26pm Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Danny: Notepad Replacer is free, but I'm sure we'll have promotions in the future for our other applications. No guarantees on when though. :)
Binary Fortress Software - Jun 13 2013 at 2:28pm Copy Link
Bjondc Tried the search for a string in eml file folder & it went just fine -- and fast. I'm often searching my email archives for something that I "just can't find where I think it ought to be!"
I did the test on the "no-install" version.
I think I'm gonna need 2 licenses, this looks like a very handy utility. I'll have to figure out how to add other file-handlers, thanks for the link for a source.
Jun 13 2013 at 2:47pm Copy Link
Stephen Cohen Most of my files are in PIMs using sometimes complex file formats. Can FileSeek find test strings in these files if no file handler exists for these formats?
Jun 13 2013 at 4:40pm Copy Link
Keith Lammers @Stephen: Sorry for the delayed response. For file types that are non-text based, you'll need to have a File Handler installed in order to search their contents.
Jun 14 2013 at 7:38am Copy Link
Danilo Coccia Can this be run from a portable drive ?
Jan 12 2014 at 9:44am Copy Link
DroidLuvr @Danilo: If you look back at the previous comments, it is clear that this CAN be run from a portable drive :)
Jan 12 2014 at 11:35am Copy Link
cyanic I've been using this for about half a year (back in its freeware days...), and it's really handy for quickly searching through source code and for strings in binary files. I still haven't really tried the "advanced" features, but this is one piece of software that I feel is worth paying for.

BTW, what type of license is this offer for?
Jan 12 2014 at 8:44pm Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @GMMan: This offer is valid for any FileSeek license type.
Binary Fortress Software - Jan 13 2014 at 4:26am Copy Link
Petr Does FileSeek create an Index file? if 'yes', how big is the index file on disk?

I have a SSD (solid state disk) with limited disk space. So need to limit the amount of space an index file might use. thanks.
Jan 13 2014 at 7:23am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Petr: FileSeek doesn't do any indexing, so you don't need to worry about storage space.
Binary Fortress Software - Jan 13 2014 at 7:57am Copy Link
Robert Bull I'm a registered user of MultiFind Pro by Midlinesoft. It looks rather similar, including the ability to run multiple searches in tabs. I suppose all these programs (another example is Nir Sofer's SearchMyFiles) that do the much the same job look much like each other, but is there in fact any commonality?
Jan 13 2014 at 1:25pm Copy Link
Michael R. Is it possible to use it from the console, i.e. does it support command-line options, e.g. something like 'FileSeek -profile my_profile.prf c:\MyFiles.txt'?

In which cases it has advantages over 'grep'?
Jan 14 2014 at 11:32am Copy Link
disenchanted Programs looks good in the short time I have been testing it.
Will be getting a copy for every pc I own.
Jan 14 2014 at 12:51pm Copy Link
Brian Smith One feature suggestion might be to use information from EveryThing (if installed) and use this to jumpstart the search process. This would allow you to narrow down files quickly based on the info from EveryThing and then allow you to search inside files or use date ranges very quickly or other powerful things that you can do in your interface than you can't do with EveryThing.
Jan 15 2014 at 2:52am Copy Link
bob roos What if you don't know the path to search on?

I wanted to find all the .PDQ files on my computer. I left the path blank and was asked to enter one. I put in * and got no results. Help does not mention how to search your whole computer.

Search Everything (limited to NTFS files) found the 123 files in .2 seconds out of the 1,213,456 files on my system and all I had to type was ".PDQ" not in quotes.
Jan 15 2014 at 3:07am Copy Link
Keith Lammers @Robert: I haven't tried the other applications, so I'm not sure if they're similar. If you like, you can try out FileSeek before purchasing by downloading and installing it from our site:

@Michael R: There are some command line features, but they still launch the search in the GUI.

@bob roos: If you want to search an entire drive, you can enter just the drive letter in the Path box, like so: C:\. If you want to search multiple drives, you can do something like this: C:\|D:\|E:\
Jan 15 2014 at 6:45am Copy Link
Cary Adams Has anyone compared this with Listary? That's the "gold standard" IMO.
Jan 15 2014 at 7:20am Copy Link
cyanic @Robert Bull: I downloaded a copy of Multifind Pro, and subjected both it and FileSeek to a random search I've came up with (in this case, searching for the word "random" in one of my coding folders, which contains a loose collection of 3486 files weighing at 1.18GB). Multifind was about 20 seconds faster.

Comparing features: MultiFind has search by hex and search read only criteria, and can apparently also do search and replace. FileSeek shows file contents (which I think is quite helpful, since it provides a bit of context). Both has search by date, file size, search in file via parsers. Excluding by file extension is implemented differently, where MultiFind has a list of file extensions, while FileSeek has you specify a filter that can exclude more than just file extensions. Both has tabbed searches.

I'd go with FileSeek because of the preview feature, but MultiFind's hex search and slightly faster processing are compelling.
Jan 15 2014 at 9:58am Copy Link
Robert Bull @GMMan: Thanks for the research. Would the speed difference have been affected by the caching effect??

Another I have is BareGrepPro, which is primarily a text-string finder, and also has /regexps/ and the ability to show context. I agree this is a very useful feature and the BdJ FileSeek deal is a low-cost way of getting it. BareGrepPro's UI is a bit unusual, I always get confused about how it stores searches, but it's an out-and-out speed demon. I don't see MultiFind having text *replace*, but I think that's a separate utility. There are times when I don't want fumble-fingers destroying data... I'm a little concerned about FileSeek's being stated as portable as it appears to require .NET, but suppose most modern PCs have that anyway.
Jan 15 2014 at 12:15pm Copy Link
cyanic @Robert Bull: I'm not sure about caching effect. The search was done on a networked AFS share, so at least the local disk's cache wouldn't have an effect on it. I ran the search in MultiFind first, but I did fumble a few times for both trying to start my timer (it's difficult to press the mouse when you have to press a button on a watch on the other arm).
Jan 15 2014 at 1:14pm Copy Link
bob roos If you want to search for a file that has "reg" anywhere in the file name you have to do a lot of typing = *reg*.* for just a quick search. How about assuming that anything without wild cards is surrounded by wild cards? Also how about allowing just a drive letter c instead of making the user type c:\?
Jan 15 2014 at 3:47pm Copy Link
Coweko Alinac I have been using Agent Ransack for years and for me it is the king of file search and content search.
Jan 15 2014 at 7:05pm Copy Link
Tortuga Hi
Would like to know if FileSeek also searches FAT volumes, SD Cards, etc or only NTFS.
Was wondering if anyone knows this, seems the Dev is not participating actively during this promo (unfortunately)
Thanks in advance
Jan 15 2014 at 8:41pm Copy Link
bob roos AFAIK, FileSeek will search for all files on any volumes. Search Everything is only for NTFS volumes because it uses the tables of the file system.
Jan 15 2014 at 9:18pm Copy Link
Tortuga @Bob Roos, thank you very much for the reply! :)
I use Everything & Listary, both do a remarkable job, so was looking for something on the rare occasions I need to search a lonely FAT HDD, the camera SD cards or the ever growing number of flash drives.
Tried LookDisk, having a hard time w the interface ...
Jan 15 2014 at 9:44pm Copy Link
io Picked up 'DisplayFusion' on BDJ yesterday. 'FileSeek' was offered at $5, so added it to my order, only to find it being offered for $2.96 the very next day. It's only a couple of dollars so I'm not complaining. The $5 offer seems to be a standard thing when buying other software from BF. Just mentioning it as a something to be aware of when a few offers from the same developer are on BDJ around the same time.
Jan 15 2014 at 11:15pm Copy Link
Keith Lammers @Tortuga: Sorry for the late reply, Bob is correct. FileSeek can search any file system that you can access through Windows Explorer (including network shares).

@io: Please contact us at and we'll refund your FileSeek add-on down to the sale price :)
Jan 16 2014 at 5:52am Copy Link
John Miesionczek Where can I request My License Key to be resent. I lost the E-Mail

Jan 16 2014 at 9:49am Copy Link
Keith Lammers @John: You can request a re-send here:

If that comes back that your license couldn't be found, please contact us at and we'll look it up for you :)
Jan 16 2014 at 11:38am Copy Link
HJ B 1. Can the search be limited to file names?

2. When the search is for file contents, will the program search contents of pdf files?

3. While indexing takes up disk space, its purpose is to substantially speed up the search process. My concern is whether I will have to wait long periods of time with this program for it to do a thorough search of a gig of data files. Do you have any stats on FileSeeks search times?

4. What is a "file handler"? I get the impression, from the prior comments, that some file handlers are built into the program and some are not. Where does one get the ones that are not?
Oct 20 2014 at 6:57am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @HJ B: 1. Yes it can be limited to just file or folder names.

2. FileSeek uses IFilters to process file contents, so as long as you have Adobe Reader installed it can search inside PDF's.

3. FileSeek doesn't do indexing, but it's still faster than the indexed Microsoft search for most searches. Each search is different, depending on file types and computer speed, but you can try FileSeek for free if you want to see how well it works before buying it. :)
Binary Fortress Software - Oct 20 2014 at 7:08am Copy Link
Dave Moffatt How is this version different from the free (and very highly rated) version offered at, for instance,

Thank you.
Oct 20 2014 at 8:03am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Dave: You can see all the differences here:

But most importantly, I helps support us (the developers) so that we can keep making great apps. :)
Binary Fortress Software - Oct 20 2014 at 8:06am Copy Link
lisba f Can FS search documents in Unicode?
Oct 20 2014 at 9:22am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Lisba: Yes, FileSeek has full Unicode support.
Binary Fortress Software - Oct 20 2014 at 9:39am Copy Link
Petr I'm interested in you software but need to know more about the impact on my Windows 8.1 laptop. I have limited disk space and wonder how it can quickly find search results without using an index of some kind? Is your software using the Index service that is built into Windows?

Is you software a GUI search app over top of the existing Windows indexing and search features, just providing a more intuitive (and maybe more powerful) user experience?

Oct 20 2014 at 10:10am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Petr: FileSeek doesn't do any indexing, so it's extremely small and lightweight. It's a completely custom search, it doesn't use the Windows search underneath.
Binary Fortress Software - Oct 20 2014 at 10:34am Copy Link
Petr Hi Jon,
Thanks for your quick reply. I'm very protective about what I install on my main work computer. I would appreciate a bit more info please.

As far as I know, providing very quick search results requires either an index or a significant amount of RAM. As you say no indexes are using by FileSeek, can I ask how much RAM memory will be used?

Unless I'm missing something... Please provide some details. I use some of your other products and find they work-as-advertised. Thanks for your time.
Oct 20 2014 at 10:49am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury FileSeek searches files one at a time, so it will only use as much memory as needed to search that file. Searching through lots of little files won't use much memory, where a larger file uses more memory until a cut-off point when it starts buffering in chunks. Displaying thousand's of results will use more memory than a few results, but overall the memory usage should be pretty good no matter what you're doing.
Binary Fortress Software - Oct 20 2014 at 10:56am Copy Link
Robert Crombie I am impressed with the Trial

Couple of suggestions -

Allow us to minimize the 'Ribbon'(cough). (The selection boxes), so we get a bigger (length) view of the search results grid

Incorporate a Help File, so one can quickly look up info
Or have specific help on each of the textboxes. EG -
- The folder select/exclude boxes, showing what multiple folders would look like
- File contents (query) box

I am ordering a copy now
Oct 20 2014 at 8:10pm Copy Link
Mark K Discount is not being applied. Checkout show $8.40 US. Twice I've entered my very long valid DisplayFusion Pro license (for an additional discount?) and the purchase process says it's invalid.
Oct 21 2014 at 3:13am Copy Link
cyanic @Petr: imagine opening a text document in your text editor and doing a search there. Now imagine it being done with any type of file, and with all files in a folder. That's how I imagine it works. In any case, it's fast, and doesn't use an index. As for memory usage, it uses about 30MB for the program, and another 30MB while searching. Not as good as what could be accomplished with C++ and manual memory management, but for a managed program, it's fairly decent.

@Jon: I was meaning to write this as a bug report, but I might as well put it here. The program assumes "*" to be "*.*". That is most definitely incorrect. "*.*" is a relic from the old DOS days. These days, especially with all the open source software you see that tend to use Unix conventions, you see files with a ".*" pattern, or even without the ".". Forcing "*.*" reduces the results for me at times, and sometimes forces me to manually look for a file.
Oct 21 2014 at 3:40am Copy Link
Jaap Aap Is it possible to do a global search? Selection of "This PC" as a search location in Windows 8 is not possible, neither is selecting multiple drives at once. Would there be other options to achieve a full search?
Oct 21 2014 at 3:45am Copy Link
cyanic @Jaap: There isn't a "search this PC" option, but you can add each of your drives to the search path.
Oct 21 2014 at 4:00am Copy Link
Jaap Aap I understand. With 10 odd drives this is rather cumbersome though.
Oct 21 2014 at 4:28am Copy Link
cyanic @Jaap: The field is editable, so you should be able to type them in quickly. Adding all drives, though, should be considered for a feature in a future release.
Oct 21 2014 at 5:00am Copy Link
Jon Spain I have same problem as Mark K
Oct 21 2014 at 5:17am Copy Link
Matt Hello Jon Tackabury,

Do you have a listing of FileSeek's version history on your web site?

I wasn't able to find it.

Thank you.
Oct 21 2014 at 6:11am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Mark, Jon: You just need to copy the promo code and click the "Click here if you have a Promo Code" link on the purchase page. You can't apply any other discounts when using a promo code.

@Matt: You can find the change log here:
Binary Fortress Software - Oct 21 2014 at 6:31am Copy Link
Jon Spain Thank you, JonT, that didn't come up last time but it's fine now.
Oct 21 2014 at 6:41am Copy Link
Matt Hi Jon,

Thank you for the 'change log' link.

I just bought two licenses. Very nice!

Thanks again!
Oct 21 2014 at 11:36am Copy Link
Michael Burkley I have been looking for a program that would allow me to search within Microsoft Publisher files but have been unable to find one...until now. I just went to your website and installed the trial version and searched for some phrases within some Publisher files (I like that you can stipulate what kind of files you wish the program to search through). It found them! I found that hard to believe and looked at the files to see if the phrase was in the file name. Nope...the phrases were inside the Publisher File. You would think that would be an easy thing to do, but since Publisher puts weird characters between every letter in your documents I've not seen it done, before now. I'm buying it as soon as I finish this note!

Also, Jon has been answering questions and comments. That doesn't always happen. Thanks Jon!

Oct 21 2014 at 12:28pm Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Michael: Multi-license purchases do still have discoutns, you're right. Just license key discounts are unavailable during a promotion, sorry. :)
Binary Fortress Software - Oct 21 2014 at 12:49pm Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson @Jon Tackabury
Suggestion for a future release:
On the "Search Box", Make the Current 1st Line "Path" the 2nd Line and make the FIRST Line a list of Currently Available Drive Letters with a "Check Box" beside Each one. There might ALSO be a Box to check that is Named: "All Available Drives".
I decided to purchase 5 Licenses in the hopes that my other Family Members will find it as useful as I believe that it will be for me!
I am ALSO Trialing ClipboardFusion Pro to see if it will be useful for us.
Thanks, Jon !!!
Oct 21 2014 at 6:12pm Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Chris: Thanks for the feedback. :)
Binary Fortress Software - Oct 22 2014 at 1:23pm Copy Link
Bruno Verschraegen Hi. Can I elect to search for text strings only in file names or only inside files? Also, any plans to develop as a feature the possibility to use a boolean operator such as AND to search for files that contain the two text strings?
Apr 29 2015 at 1:51am Copy Link
Robert Crombie I purchased a copy today.
Anyone got a link showing how to search for matches in the content of the files ?
Also how to specify exactly which extensions to look in to, and to only look in those file types

PS I was an Analyst in IT for 20 years, and yet I cannot work the above out.
Perhaps they could build in a couple of wizards ?
Apr 29 2015 at 4:01am Copy Link
Bruno Verschraegen Re-reading the first of my two questions, I realise it may be a bit ambiguous. What I meant is: is it possible, depnding on what wants to achieve, to limit a search to file names only? And on other occasions to text strings inside files only? The question about boolean operators still stands.
Apr 29 2015 at 4:52am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Bruno: You can use these operators for you searches using the "Query" field:

When you enter something in the query field it will always search for this inside files. You can optionally also match this against file names as well, but you can't just match filenames, sorry. You can use the "include files" field with wildcards like "test*.jpg" to find matches though.

@Robert: Take a look at this page for help with queries:

Clicking the question mark button beside the query field will also take you to this page if you need help in the future. You can use filename wildcards in the "include files" field, like "*.jpg".
Binary Fortress Software - Apr 29 2015 at 5:42am Copy Link
bvssunnydale If you ONLY need to search for file names on a regular basis, then I'd recommend Void Tools free 'Search Everything' program. Lightning fast and free (I find myself having to rebuild the index if I swap USB, external drives often (only takes a minute).
Apr 29 2015 at 6:09am Copy Link
Rolf Backman Upgrades to future versions of the software will be free for the lifetime of the product......

On your site:If you wish to use a version of FileSearchy Pro that was released later then 1 year from the date of purchase you need to upgrade your license. This will allow you to get updates for 1 more year.

Wich is corretct...?
Apr 29 2015 at 6:11am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Rolf: FileSearchy Pro isn't our product, this is FileSeek. All future upgrades our free:
Binary Fortress Software - Apr 29 2015 at 6:33am Copy Link
FinanceGuy Great software! I have purchased it a while back and it has worked flawlessly for me so far. A steal for the price.
Apr 29 2015 at 6:52am Copy Link
Rolf Backman Oooop! My misstake Sorry...!
Apr 29 2015 at 7:03am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho I bought fileseek another time. I recommend the software as it has great features and is constantly improving.
Apr 29 2015 at 7:51am Copy Link
Matt I agree... Great software... and great Support!

Check out their other fine products, too!
Apr 29 2015 at 10:02am Copy Link
Gary Smith Is it possible to do a search for files that do not contain a string? I know that the negative symbol will result in lines in a file that do not contain the query string, but I need to know which files in a folder of a type (*.html) do not contain the query string at all.
Apr 29 2015 at 9:02pm Copy Link
Robert Crombie Following on from my post (2nd one from the top)
Perhaps the developers could have a look at XYPlorer's Search panel.
When XYplorer is running, you can press F12 and a brilliant dialog appears(with Tabs for setting different Search criteria)
PS I am not raising this to steer people to an alternative, as one has to purchase their non free version, if you wish to use their excellent search feature.
PPS I recommend that program for those interested in a File Manager. It is brilliant. If I were sent to Mars, and could only take one File Manager, that would be the one. The free version is called XYPlorerFree
Apr 29 2015 at 10:00pm Copy Link
Keith Lammers @Gary: On the Advanced tab, if you enable "Match query to entire file," then doing "-text" would return only files that don't have "text" in them.
Apr 30 2015 at 6:48am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho (Sorry my English.)

FileSeek is a fantastic software. It is full of features and performs very fast searches. I bought a few years ago and I notice that he is always upgrading and adding smart features. The amount being charged is a joke. Do not miss this opportunity.
May 3 2016 at 6:24am Copy Link
Garry Camps is it compatible with windows 10. is it 32 or 64 bit compatible
May 4 2016 at 4:05am Copy Link
Ela S. Would buy this software just to support Binary Fortress for their excellent programs and support (esp DisplayFusion) ;-)

For searching, using Listary Pro and Locate32 so far and wondering what FileSeek offers in addition. Found a comparison here:

Locate32 has done a perfect job over the years, but is difficult to use from Windows 8 on.

Maybe someone here could add a few words for better differentiation. Many thanks.
May 4 2016 at 5:23am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Garry: Yes, FileSeek is fully compatible with Windows 10, and is both 32 and 64-bit compatible.

@Ela: Thanks for your support! I haven't personally used Locate32 so I can't highlight any differences, but I would suggest giving the FileSeek Pro trial a test to see how it compares for you. :)
Binary Fortress Software - May 4 2016 at 6:57am Copy Link
Norwel Gordon I purchased three licenses. Order# 4T33930171454891W
I copied the discount code but never saw where to enter the code.
I was charged full price.
Please Help
Thank You
May 4 2016 at 9:33am Copy Link
Keith Lammers @Norwel: Please contact us here: We can refund the difference :)
May 4 2016 at 10:37am Copy Link
Joe M I am trying out the your File Seek program. When I do a search, I see at the bottom the message: "Please enable file handlers on the Advanced tab to display proper results for: PDF, EXE, ZIP, DOC, DOCX, XLS files"

I can not find where this "Advanced Tab" is. What am I missing.
May 4 2016 at 10:43am Copy Link
Keith Lammers @Joe: The Advanced tab is just below the Search tab near the top-left of the FileSeek window. Please let me know if you still have any trouble at all.
May 4 2016 at 10:51am Copy Link
Norwel Gordon @ Keith Lammers
Have done as requested.
Thank you for your prompt response.
May 4 2016 at 10:51am Copy Link
Ela S. Tested it, bought it and like esp the tab and preview options. Will take me some time to get through all the functions, and try to get a similar work flow as with Locate32 and other progs:

1. Context menu in Windows explorer: Is it possible to position the "Search with FileSeek" on a more prominent position on top of context entries?

2. Search result list in FileSeek Pro: Can files be shown as file details, small or large icons similar as in Windows Explorer?

3. Preview function in FileSeek Pro:
- docs, txts, images are previewed (that's really great)!
- pdfs show a red cross symbol only (PDFXhange is installed)?
- how to preview mhts (IE/Opera/FF archived files)?

Thanks for some technical hints.
May 4 2016 at 12:09pm Copy Link
Keith Lammers @Ela: Thanks for the feedback! Could you contact us with these questions using this form? It's easier for us to track requests that way :)

Quick answers, in case anyone else is wondering:
1. Not sure, we'd need to check on this.
2. Not at the moment, but we will add this to our feature request list.
3. You need specific preview handlers for those file types. This one has a bunch of common formats:
May 4 2016 at 1:11pm Copy Link
lisba f No Unicode?
May 4 2016 at 2:39pm Copy Link
ebdju Does Fileseek support NEAR or some similar operator. This kind of operators find files where the words specified are N words apart from each other in the document. N can be either configured through options or is hard-coded in program for say 10 words apart at the most.

How does Fileseek compare to Copernic Desktop or FileLocator Pro. Are any comparisons available ?
May 4 2016 at 4:51pm Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Lisba: FileSeek fully support Unicode.

@Ebdju: FileSeek does support a complex query language, you can read more about it here:

As for direct comparisons, I suggest giving FileSeek a try and see if it meets your needs.
Binary Fortress Software - May 5 2016 at 7:41am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho There are many programs to search for files. Some, or many, are free.
FileSeek, however, has countless search filters. After locating and relating the files found, there are several resources that allow you to evaluate and / or use them.
I recommend the purchase. You will not regret.
Support is efficient and there are ongoing updates that further improve the software.
Dec 1 2016 at 4:58am Copy Link
Howard User When purchasing, where is the place to insert the code for the $3.15 price?
Dec 2 2016 at 7:01am Copy Link
John User So I downloaded, installed and gave it a try. I'm not sure if it just needs more usage and study, but I couldn't get it to work for me. Again, not sure, but it was incredibly slow as it scanned my relatively small hard drive (80gb) for a file. Maybe because things were not indexed first like other search programs.

Anyway, thanks for the trial, but I think I will uninstall and go back to the free EVERYTHING which I have been using for years.
Dec 2 2016 at 7:29am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Nelson: Thanks!

@Howard: On the purchase page, click the "Click here if you have a Promo Code" link.

@John: I'm sorry to hear that. :(
Binary Fortress Software - Dec 2 2016 at 8:36am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Binary Fortress Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 3 2016 at 12:11am Copy Link
Donald Bone PayPal payment option does not work. Have tried numerous times yesterday and today!!
Dec 3 2016 at 2:34am Copy Link
Robert Crombie I have Windows Indexing switched off. Can this program run without using Windows indexing (I don't want to turn on Windows indexing)

Say we were searching the whole C drive. Can we tell it NOT to search folders such as 'Windows', 'Program Files', "Documents and Settings"
Dec 3 2016 at 2:54am Copy Link
LN108 I've downloaded the trial. I'm doing a simple search for text in Word docx and PDF files. The only results that are displayed is coding that is hidden in the document. This is useless to me; I'm not a programmer. I just want to find natural language text.

I'm using the default settings. Am I missing something?
Dec 3 2016 at 8:04am Copy Link
Chris i purchased this in January of 2014 and now I can't update because of this>> Now requires the .NET Framework 4.6 (installed automatically if needed)

My computer's Windows update has never worked and for the 4.6 ,net version I have to update computer but even downloading those updates manually and trying to install fail.
Dec 3 2016 at 11:41pm Copy Link
Robert Crombie Chris,
Are you running XP or Vista ?
If so the latest version will not install.
They offer a download of an earlier version that will install
If you read my 2nd post above (you have to click to see my 2nd post), you will see me mumbling about that -

BitsDuJour should make this statement much bolder -
Platforms: Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7 (32 bit and 64-bit)
It is currently too small, and should not be light grey.
the product on sale is NOT for XP
PS They do offer a download of the last XP compatible version.
Please make the compatible windows versions MUCH BOLDER, for all future sales
Dec 4 2016 at 8:44am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Don: PayPal has been tested and working, if it's a different type of card you can use the direct credit card option.

@Rob: FileSeek doesn't use indexing. We stopped supporting XP because Microsoft has stopped supporting it as well. I would strongly recommend upgrading away from XP for the sake of your computer's security.

@LN108: You can enable the "Search using File Handlers" option to search inside binary files.

@Chris: You can contact us at if you'd like and we can help you troubleshoot it.
Binary Fortress Software - Dec 4 2016 at 9:55am Copy Link
LN108 Jon: First, where is that "Search using File Handlers" option? Second, my point was that I'm getting ONLY binary data, and I do not want to search the binary data. How to I get just the natural language text of the files. (I'm searching PDFs.)
Dec 5 2016 at 6:03am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @LN108: On the Advanced tab, enable "Process file contents using File Handlers". You'll need to have a PDF handler installer, but if you do it will parse the file as plain text.
Binary Fortress Software - Dec 5 2016 at 7:06am Copy Link
LN108 I have Adobe Acrobat Pro installed already, and a couple of other PDF readers. Do I need an additional PDF handler? When I check "Process file contents using File Handlers", half of the PDFs in the folder display the message, "No file handler for this file," half don't show that message, but they show binary data.
Dec 5 2016 at 7:28am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @LN108: There are known issues with many of the Adobe file handlers, they aren't built correctly. We have links to working versions of the handlers here that you can use:
Binary Fortress Software - Dec 5 2016 at 7:31am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho FileSeek is a very useful tool for searching files. I use it often. It has numerous parameters and filters. Processing is very fast. I recommend.
May 30 2017 at 5:51am Copy Link
Mun Ng Is there an offer for personal pro?
Jun 2 2017 at 4:37am Copy Link
Ottmar Vlachos Hi,
I just copied the Discount Coupon and used it to purchase the personal pro version on their website ... I got the discount :-)

Kind regards
Jun 2 2017 at 5:40am Copy Link
KimY Hello, Will this search email (i.e. Outlook, Thunderbird, The Bat) content?
Jun 2 2017 at 9:58am Copy Link
JW Ottmar - can you explain exactly where you entered the Discount code on their website (when you purchased the Personal Pro version)? I cannot see where to enter that code. Thanks.
Jun 2 2017 at 11:49am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @KimY: If you have an IFilter installed that can parse those file types, then yes. If not, FileSeek won't be able to read them.
Binary Fortress Software - Jun 2 2017 at 1:16pm Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Ottmar: You need to click the "Click here if you have a Promo Code" link on the purchase page. :)
Binary Fortress Software - Jun 2 2017 at 1:17pm Copy Link
JW Thanks - purchased.
Jun 3 2017 at 1:58am Copy Link
Robert Crombie XP users- this won't install into XP (MS way of forcing us to give up XP).
I purchased the previous offer from BitsDuJour, and was annoyed that it was not for XP.
Somehow I managed to find the previous version of FileSeek 5.1, and that installed fine. And the key purchased for 5.2.1 was accepted by my version 5.1, which is running in my XP (I like it)
I don't recall where I got the 5.1 version, but is was from no where risky.
Either support at FileSeek gave me a link to that earlier version, or a got it from one of the reputable previous versions sites.
Jun 3 2017 at 1:58am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Robert: We no longer support XP or Vista with any of our products, as Microsoft has dropped support for them too. We need to support newer versions of the .NET framework, and people really need to avoid using XP as it doesn't get security updates anymore. :)
Binary Fortress Software - Jun 4 2017 at 10:01am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho I bought Fileseek here on an offer a few years ago. It was an excellent purchase as I use Fileseek regularly. It is very fast and with very good features and filters. This price is a joke ... Do not miss this opportunity.
Jan 17 2018 at 7:23am Copy Link
Herneith Ditto!
Jan 19 2018 at 5:17am Copy Link
disenchanted I have multiple computers, 1 desktop , 2 laptops and 1 netbook.


1. Is there any way to get the "Pro Personal"", that covers all of one's own computers, during today's sale?

2. Or do I have to buy several, individual copies of the "pro Standard" license ?
If I want to have licenses on more than one of my computers?

Thanks in advance.
Jan 20 2018 at 4:42am Copy Link
Peter Dr Thank you for this offer. It looks like an excellent program!

My question is the same as @disenchanted. Can you offer 65% off the Pro Personal license?
Jan 20 2018 at 6:15am Copy Link
Tortuga This is an excellent app - it works VERY well, fast.
I also use Everything & Listary which are great apps, the only caveat is, they do NOT do FAT nor Text, which FileSeek does very well.
Plus it is a Lifetime License, plus it is Portable!! What's not to like ?!!!
At 65% off it really is a GREAT bargain !!

I bought 1 License a couple years ago, another last year for the laptop.
Thinking of buying a new PC soon, so might buy another one.
I like to encourage independent hard working Devs.

Jan 20 2018 at 7:57am Copy Link
IsayaIE @disenchanted @Peter Dr
You can indeed buy the Pro Personal version with 65% off.
Here is how I did:
- Click on Get this deal, the next page will give you the coupon to apply in the Digital Fortress online shop.
- Head over the FileSeek website, click Purchase and select FileSeek Pro personal License
- Click on "Click here if you have a Promo Code", then enter the coupon code provided by BitsDuJour
- Click on "Update" to refresh the price: $8.75 instead of $25
Jan 20 2018 at 8:15am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, is a comparison available for this with Void Tools 'Search Everything' - the excellent app I'm currently using?
Jan 20 2018 at 8:29am Copy Link
Tortuga @Sunnydale
Like I said on previous post, Everything does NOT do FAT not Text.
FileSeek does both.
I use Everything free & Listary Pro all day, everyday, absolutely love both !
But neither have these 2 features, that I need less frequently.
So had to find something to compensate, and after much research, chose FileSeek for the extra features it provides.
It is really an excellent app., and at this price, a no-brainer :)

Hope this helps
Jan 20 2018 at 9:07am Copy Link
DSS Does this help with finding and managing duplicate files?
Jan 20 2018 at 9:27am Copy Link
disenchanted @ sayaIE

Thanks for the info on using the coupon with the Pro Personal.
Jan 20 2018 at 12:42pm Copy Link
Peter Dr @isayaIE

Thank you for your help. It worked just fine.

Note to all:: you are purchasing a lifetime license, valid for all future versions. That is a really rare offer. Thanks fo the FileSeek people for this, and long life to you!!
Jan 20 2018 at 2:48pm Copy Link
Orochi User Good deal, thanks
Jan 20 2018 at 9:01pm Copy Link
Mark Harper I have used this for years and it is great. The support provided is also extremely good. It is in continual development and they are always open to feature requests. I have bought licenses for all my machines.
Aug 5 2018 at 3:38am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, just wondering where to find a list of the file types (extensions) FileSeek is able to search? PDFs and WPD are especially important in my case. ALSO does this program cause any known conflicts with Everything Search or Copernic Desktop Search? I have several of the manufacturer's other programs and they're all excellent. Thanks very much.
Aug 5 2018 at 5:08am Copy Link
K User I am buying this but also looking into copernic as well as x1 search. Anyone has any ideas about these?
Aug 5 2018 at 5:33am Copy Link
Mark Harper You can search for any type of file, for example *.pdf. You can also search for multiple file types by concatenating with the | (bar) symbol such as *.pdf|*.doc? to search for PDF and Word documents at the same time. It is also possible to search the contents of files as part of a search if desired.
Similarly you can exclude file name and/or extension from a search.
FileSeek does not have its own index as for example Copernic does. Searches are none the less pretty quick. I use it on local, network and remote PC drives.
I exclude OneDrive from searches as this can initiate file downloads if you use OneDrive's Clear space option.
You can enable Preview handlers to view the contents of found files but this obviously slows down sorting through the results.
I used to use Copernic but had problems and now it appears Copernic is only available on annual rental.
I wholeheartedly recommend both the software and the company behind it.
Lifetime free updates are also included, which is rare these days.
Aug 5 2018 at 7:09am Copy Link
Duane User This product is free for personal use.
Aug 5 2018 at 9:28am Copy Link
Mark Harper Very true but there are some 'pro' features that are very useful, probably more for your power user with a lot of drives/files.
Aug 5 2018 at 11:49am Copy Link
Duane User Good point, Mark. I gobbled up this offer. The Pro version lets you save search terms, which is very helpful to me.
Aug 5 2018 at 12:43pm Copy Link
Mark Harper You won't be disappointed Duane. If you have multiple PCs you can offload a heavy duty search to another PC by syncing search profiles between PCs using your account. With the paid version you can also have multiple searches running simultaneously in separate tabs.
Aug 5 2018 at 2:05pm Copy Link
Duane User I investigated other products and found ClipboardFusion. It's far more than a common clipboard manager. Extremely robust using C# for its macro language. There a a library of macros and it looks pretty easy to modify them to suit your needs. Because I bought FileSeek Pro, I got a discount on ClipboardFusion. Binary Fortress looks like a very serious company.
Aug 5 2018 at 3:26pm Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Mark: Thanks for the help and support!

@Duane: I'm glad you've found use for our other products as well, and thank you for the support!
Binary Fortress Software - Aug 5 2018 at 8:38pm Copy Link
Mark Harper You're welcome Jon. Keep up the good work!

I'd suggest you have a look at all their apps. I've just found TrayStatus which is particularly useful in VMs but equally good on a physical PC. It's on launch offer too.
Aug 6 2018 at 4:31am Copy Link
ciprian Wonderful software. I have it for some years now on my computer. Any chance to extend the discount to Clipboard fusion for existing users?
Feb 22 2019 at 7:13am Copy Link
SFuji Trying to purchase the Personal License but it shows a price of $25, not the $8.75 shown in BitsDuJour
Feb 22 2019 at 8:29am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury You just need to copy the promo code and click the "Click here if you have a Promo Code" link on the purchase page. Then you should see the sale price.
Binary Fortress Software - Feb 22 2019 at 8:33am Copy Link
Kevin D Agreed, FileSeek is a great app! Provides a quick file search with plenty of filers. I have already purchased a couple licenses over the the past few years.
Feb 22 2019 at 9:24am Copy Link
Robert Crombie Two questions -
1) I have windows Search switched off. Does your program have to pre-build an index ?
2) I completely avoid the mine shaft "Documents and Settings". Can your program exclude that folder from it's searches ?
Feb 22 2019 at 5:45pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Binary Fortress Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 23 2019 at 12:11am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Robert: FileSeek doesn't use indexing, so don't worry. You can exclude any folders you like, there's a field for that in the UI. :)
Binary Fortress Software - Feb 23 2019 at 11:04am Copy Link
njf Can you search just for file or folder names? I can't see how to do that.
Feb 23 2019 at 2:23pm Copy Link
Kevin D I've never searched for a specific folder, but files may be searched by name (or content) using the wildcard character, * in the Include Files tab. Multiple search entries in the Include Files tab are separated by the character, |

Also, don't overlook the additional filters and advanced settings on the left side. They are really helpful in narrowing down the search results.
Feb 23 2019 at 3:02pm Copy Link
Joe M Your website shows the Pro Personal as unlimited computers in the home. On Bits in the fine print it says "Each license allows installation on 1 computer."
If I buy the Pro Personal here on Bits, can I install it on multiple computers that I own?
Jul 27 2019 at 9:58am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho I use Fileseek for years. It is a quality product, it works perfectly, it is very fast, it has flexibility in search filters and actions for results. I recommend.
Jul 28 2019 at 7:49am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Joe: You are correct, you can use it on many personal computers not just one.
Binary Fortress Software - Jul 29 2019 at 6:35am Copy Link
Mark Harper This is a great piece of software. If you regularly need to find files then this will be your friend. It does not create indexes so is perfect for searching NAS drives. I have used it for years and it is robust, reliable and regularly updated. I use it more than other search tools that I have. You can search by file name, file contents or both together. Support is good and requests are responded to promptly. At this price, it's a no brainer.
Jan 10 2020 at 2:19am Copy Link
Kenneth Bates Have downloaded and completed a trial version which I would consider to be good value at the discount price but not at the full price. Using your Buy It Now facility, the price appears to be fixed at $15.00, even though I have uninstalled the program from my computer. It is now asking for a discount code. Please advise.
Jan 10 2020 at 4:01am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Kenneth: On the purchase page there is a box for the promo code to be entered. You should receive the promo code from the Bits du Jour website.
Binary Fortress Software - Jan 10 2020 at 5:00am Copy Link
Kenneth Bates @Jon: Thanks for the info. I had already seen the input box on the purchase page but this is the first time I have been asked for a BDJ discount key and I have not been able to find anything there after seaching in forums, etc. I would still like to purchase though.
Jan 10 2020 at 7:29am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Binary Fortress Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 11 2020 at 12:11am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho Excellent software. All the resources needed to search for files efficiently, quickly and safely.
Jul 16 2020 at 6:58am Copy Link
KimY Hello, Any support for content searches for *.docx, *.pdf, *.html, *.rtf, *.bat, *.xml? Thank you.
Jul 17 2020 at 7:15am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @KimY: It supports something called IFilters, so as long as you have the correct filter installed it will do content searches.
Binary Fortress Software - Jul 17 2020 at 9:01am Copy Link
Bit Fly This is a great piece of Software: Since years helps me finding files AND file content ! Highly recommend this ! ( And the Bitsdujour price is unbeatable !)
Jul 17 2020 at 9:47am Copy Link
M K G I tried out the trial version and am getting a bunch of files which could not be assessed in the results pane. Is this by design?
Jul 17 2020 at 11:46pm Copy Link
Bit Fly @M K G: If you get results, you didn't expect, please check the tab "Advamced" and the options. I can confirm, that it is a little difficult at the beginning to understand, what the different settings do (remember, to check "Settings / Search" AND the "Advanced tab").Just give them a try and you will quickly get the results you want (the key to success is, to understand the "AND / OR" in search / display conditions .
Jul 18 2020 at 12:36am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho This research software is a must. Very complete. Perfect operation. I bought it a few years ago and I use it frequently. The research has several resources and the results are quite accurate.
Dec 29 2020 at 5:54am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Binary Fortress Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 30 2020 at 12:11am Copy Link
soo mi @Nelson Carvalho,

Would you please explain / provide an example as to how you use this software as a research tool? I must confess that I have not seen this attribute of the software, and look forward to hearing how it has helped you so.
Dec 30 2020 at 12:34am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho I have several drives (external and partitions). These drives have countless files.
I often have to search for a file that I don't know exactly the name of. A simple search using, for example: * abc *. *, brings me the result very quickly.
In addition, I can define various filters such as dates, size, etc., exclude paths / files, etc.
The drives and / or paths that I use are recorded for further research, avoiding having to retype them.
The result appears in an explorer with the data of the files (s) found and several options to manipulate them, selecting one or more files.
Anyway, it works very well, it is very fast and the support is efficient.
I hope I have answered your question properly.
Dec 30 2020 at 5:18am Copy Link
soo mi @Nelson Carvalho,

Thank you for your answer. In my case, I have (now had) been using the freeware "SearchMyFiles" for the same reason. In my case, I viewed it as having been due to hard drives that were as cluttered as my desk (and mind), rather than "research." In the future, I will use your description, instead, when someone asks me what I'm doing...
Dec 30 2020 at 2:35pm Copy Link
Bjondc I discovered that I had bought the "Pro Standard" license a few years (& a couple of computers) ago. d/l current version & license # still works.
But I was wondering if there's a way to 'pay the difference' and upgrade to get the "Pro personal" license so I can use on more than one PC.
Dec 30 2020 at 3:19pm Copy Link
bvssunnydale Do you have a comparison of FileSeek with (free) Void Tool's Search Everything app? I'm looking for a reason to prefer FileSeek. Thanks.
Dec 30 2020 at 6:44pm Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho Virtually all NirSoft software is excellent. SearchMyFiles could not be different. If it is enough, and it can be, because it has several resources, it is best to use it. I believe that Fileseek has a few extra resources and I like having a company offering support and the commitment and motivation to improve the product, receiving something in return.
Dec 31 2020 at 7:21am Copy Link
Larry W Hi, just wanted to make sure that the Personal License would be the version that I can install on a few personal computers for only my use.
May 18 2021 at 6:44am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Larry: That is correct. :)
Binary Fortress Software - May 18 2021 at 6:57am Copy Link
Pete User Does FileSeek use the built-in indexing that's part of Windows? Or, does it actually do a brute force search for files and file content?
May 18 2021 at 10:19am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Pete: It doesn't use indexing, it looks through the files each time you run a search.
Binary Fortress Software - May 18 2021 at 10:30am Copy Link
Larry W @Jon, Thanks for the quick response. I've been testing the software today and I'm impressed. I'm using the "Download without Installer" version. Can this version be used as a Portable version even through it may not work at 100 percent. Seems to do fine in my tests.
May 18 2021 at 1:54pm Copy Link
Roberto Amorim When the Discount Coupon Code is applied, the price for the FileSeek Pro Standard License shows $8.75 instead of $5.25.
May 19 2021 at 4:24am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Roberto Amorim, Could you please try again, and if it still doesn't work, could you please delete the browser cache/cookies or try using another browser? I just tried it on two different browsers and the discounts are shown correctly for all available licenses.
BitsDuJour Admin - May 19 2021 at 5:29am Copy Link
Roberto Amorim I simply tried again, and now it worked fine. Thanks a lot.
May 19 2021 at 5:37am Copy Link
Gary User It is not displaying the content of pdf files. the error message is "No File Handler for this file, searching using standard method. [System.Exception]" File explorer does display the content of PDF files. I have several pdf programs installed but use Acrobat Pro as the default PDF file program.
Jan 19 at 4:56am Copy Link
Jason Howard Try one of the supported iFilters -
Jan 19 at 5:51am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho I purchased FileSeek a few years ago. FileSeek is a very useful program, it works perfectly, it's fast and has all the resources to search for any file on any installed drives. I highly recommend it, even more so for this bargain.
Jan 19 at 6:59am Copy Link
Gary User @Jason Howard Thanks, that resolved the problem.
Jan 19 at 7:09am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Binary Fortress Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 20 at 12:11am Copy Link
Robert Crombie Can we search attached thumb drives ?
Jan 20 at 12:29am Copy Link
Gary User I purchased the pro personal license in 2019. I have no problem repurchasing a pro personal license now to get the latest version, $10 every 3 years is pretty cheap for upgrades.

BUT in 2019 when I purchased the pro personal license it allowed installation on all of my computers. Now the "fine print" states: FileSeek is licensed per computer, and not per user. Each license allows installation on 1 computer."

Does that mean I need to purchase the pro site license now to use in more than one computer?
Jan 20 at 9:45am Copy Link
Jon Tackabury @Robert: Yes, FileSeek can search attached thumb drives.

@Gary: You're right about the personal license wording, it's very confusing! I'll get that corrected on the website but the way it's meant to be worded is that the personal license is valid on only 1 work/corporate PC and valid on any number of personal PCs at home. Thanks for pointing this out!
Binary Fortress Software - Jan 20 at 10:22am Copy Link
Faisal Humayun Sticking with "Search Everything" thanks.
Jan 20 at 1:57pm Copy Link

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