Wanted : Search tool

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Meriadoc, Feb 29, 2008.

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  1. Meriadoc

    Meriadoc Registered Member

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    Hi, can anyone help me by recommending a search tool. I have well over a Tb of data on my drives at home now and what I require is a software that can look inside documents for keywords/phrases etc etc. It must be able to handle Word, PowerPoint, Excel and PDF documents - anything else is a bonus.

    Thanks, hopefully someone will come up with a tool that they know and can recommend. Help very much appreciated as usual.
     
  2. clansman77

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    there are many popular search tools that can index metadata...some that i recommend is
    copernicus desktop search
    google desktop search
    X1 professional
    archivarius 3000
    all the above ones are free except for archivarius 3000.i am trialing this one at the moment.google has a linux version too.tracker and beagle are the ones that you can use in linux.all of them have their own pros and cons.you have to try them and see which suits you yhe best.i think i like copernicus.
    google-runs light,plugins available,but few configuration options.
    copernicus-light,good configuration,good gui
    X1-slightly heavy,plethora of configuration options,more supported file types,good built in viewer.
     
  3. thanatos_theos

    thanatos_theos Registered Member

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    Check this out.

    thanatos
     
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    Locate32-small,light,free- lightning fast-a must try!

    here
     
  5. Meriadoc

    Meriadoc Registered Member

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    Okay thanks I will have a look at those, archivarius 3000 looks good I'll start with that one. What is important to me is that the software can look inside the files and also over a network - thanks for the suggestions.:thumb:
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    On what filesystem(s) are these files located?
    Mrk
     
  7. clansman77

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    i believe locate32 dont look inside files.all the ones that i suggested looks inside files.archiavarius indeed look good i am trialing it right now and it is not free.
     
  8. Meriadoc

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    @ Mrk,

    Hi, NTFS and FAT mainly, but any other little gems would be an absolute bonus if you could recommend something but not essential - HFS, FHS and OCFS. -Thanks.
     
  9. Dina

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    there's a thread in the polls section, you may find it helpful.

    I use locate32. archivarius is also good.
     
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