I need a Windows SEARCH utility like Google Desktop Search, but not Google desktop search
Posted on 2005-04-23
Hello to all!
I need a Windows SEARCH utility like Google Desktop Search, but not Google desktop search.
So when I want to search my computer I can type in the word "Excel" and the word "Chart", (Just like in Google)
It returns files with BOTH "Excel" and "Chart" in the file names, ranked highest.
Windows standard search will display every file with "Excel" in it and every file with "Chart" in it. (And if by some strange chance the two words happen to be in the same filename, yeah that too)
But I want the filenames containing BOTH words ranked Highest, or at least give me the option to sort by the "relevance"
It would also be nice to "Exclude" certain folders from being searched, because it would slow down the search. For example you might want to search your My Documents folder (and it's Sub folders) for files containing the word "School", but you don't want to search the "My Pictures" folder.
So my question is:
Is there anything utility available that will allow me to in this manner?
I don't want to use Google Desktop Search because of the disclaimers:
"Google Desktop Search may collect certain non-personally identifiable information that resides on your computer, including, without limitation, the number of searches you do and the time it takes to see your results"
"The Google Desktop Search application indexes and stores versions of your files and other computer activity, such as email, chats, and web history."
(Web history? Email?)