After a brief and uneventful setup operation, you can check out the user-friendly interface with the neatly organized window. The tool offers two different layouts, for expert and beginner users; we will be evaluating the first one.
Perhaps FileLocator Pro's most notable feature is that it supports multiple tabs which allow you to perform multiple searches with different filters at the same time.
You can include subfolders, specify a file name, containing text and drive to scan, along with the scan mode (e.g. DOS expression, plain text, whole word) and time frame (before or after a particular date).
It is possible to establish the Boolean expression match mode (line by line or across the whole file, allow wildcards), search mode (multiple or single phase, display hit count), and enhanced file searching mode (e.g. enable a deep search or choose custom processing settings and manage a list of file extensions).
The time frame filter can be further customized when it comes to the date of creation, last access and last modification. Other options to take into account revolve around file attributes (e.g. archive, folder, system, sparse, index) and JScripts and VBScripts.
FileLocator Pro may be integrated into the Explorer context menu. Moreover, you can clear search history, use an external editor, create a favorites list, get an error report, use a search function within results, export results to file or Clipboard, as well as save the search criteria for future projects. There are many other options that you can explore.
Bug Fix Release (10 July 2015)
- OST (2013) format support
- PST/OST speed improvements
- Bug fix: Email size now includes size of any attachments.
- Bug fix: 'Text Search' search was behaving like 'Deep Search' if raw data search was checked.