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    More powerful Windows file search

    I'm looking for a clever file search application that will accept more than just "find x type of file"

    For example if I wanted to search D: for files != *.mp3

    Anybody know of anything?

    Many thanks

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    Can you not do something like
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    find /v ".mp3"
    Find - Search for text

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    Agent Ransack ?

    Agent Ransack - home

    Or like already stated - the find command.
    Lots of switches on the dir command too !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Agent Ransack ?

    Agent Ransack - home

    Or like already stated - the find command.
    Lots of switches on the dir command too !!
    Worked exactly as I needed

    Thanks

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    Agent ransack is an excellent little app and supports regular expression search filtering on filename/path and text content. It also seems quite happy to work in 'portable' mode if you just copy the files to a USB drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajbritton View Post
    Agent ransack is an excellent little app and supports regular expression search filtering on filename/path and text content. It also seems quite happy to work in 'portable' mode if you just copy the files to a USB drive.
    Indeed - I'll add it to the Admin's Admin Bar on the next update I think.....

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    If its specifically media files, etc you're after then you could do a lot worse tha paul Beesly's Edusweep

    Announcing EduSweep at Paul Beesley

    Its blummin' ace

    produces a list of meida/scripts/exe's from a network drive, and you can quarantine or delete files straight from the report

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