WizFile - very fast file search utility

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  1. mood

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    Features
    What makes WizFile so fast?
    How to Search
    Just start typing and search results will appear. While WizFile is active is will monitor your hard drives for file changes. Any changes that affect the current search results will update on screen as they occur.

    Wildcards
    Use a * (asterisk) to match and one or more characters. Use a ? (question mark) to match any single character. For example, to search for all files that start with the letters "da", type in:
    da*

    To find all files starting with the letter a with "d" as the 3rd letter, type in:
    a?d*

    To file all files with a particular extension, e.g. all mp3 files:
    *.mp3

    Multiple Search Items (AND/OR)
    Separate multiple search terms with a space. The space acts like an "AND" operator. For example to seach for files of type ".mp3" that also contain the word "dance", type in:
    *.mp3 dance

    If you search term has a space in it use double quotes around it, e.g.:
    *.mp3 "dance hits"

    Use the vertical pipe (|) symbol as an "OR" operator for multiple search items. E.g. to find all .mp3 and .wav files:
    *.mp3|*.wav

    To find all .mp3 and .wav files that contain the word "dance":
    *.mp3|*.wav dance

    Match File Name Only
    If this option is selected the search will only be applied to the file name (the path is not searched)

    Match Entire Path
    If this option is selected the search will be applied to the entire path. If the search term contains a "\" (backslash) then the search will be performed on the entire path regardless of the current "match" setting. This is slower than a file name only search.
    Search examples:
    WizFile v1.02 (First official release) (April 9, 2018)
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    WizFile is available as an Installer and portable version. Administrator privileges are needed to run it.
     
  2. mood

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    WizFile is an ultra-fast Windows Search tool
    April 9, 2018
    https://www.ghacks.net/2018/04/09/wizfile-is-an-ultra-fast-windows-search-tool/
     
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    WizFile v1.03 Released (April 11, 2018)
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    Thanks @mood ...it's nice tool and it seems to be a bit faster even than Everything :)
    :thumb:
     
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    This is not a bad utility but Everything is definitely more feature rich and customizable than this. Unfortunately I am not running Everything due to its current installer issues with mandatory ASLR. I don't feel this works as a replacement. If I just want to find files I can expand the scope of Windows search indexer and get similar results. We'll see where this goes and I believe it has potential unless this is as far as the author wants to take it.
     
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    What is a "mandatory ASLR"? Why does it rule out Everything for you?
     
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    From the Developer
     
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    great!! Thanks for the explanation. Sensible of course yet these days it's worth being certain.
     
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    WizFile v1.04 Released (May 7, 2018)
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    WizFile v1.05 Released (May 18, 2018)
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    WizFile v1.06 Released (May 19, 2018)
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