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Searches NTFS volumes almost instantly

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SwiftSearch is a lightweight program whose purpose is to help you quickly find the files you need on your Windows machine without ever requiring you to index your drives. Most search utilities that achieve similar speeds do so by indexing drives while the computer is idle, but because idleness detection is so difficult to get right, in practice they end up slowing down the whole system just to speed up search. SwiftSearch works differently: given administrator privileges, it completely bypasses the file system (only NTFS supported) and reads the file table directly every time, which speeds up search by many orders of magnitude. Typically searches yield full results in ~10 seconds or less, a significant speedup for many users. As a bonus, this program also supports path-based search (for example, you can search for "*Program*\Windows*"), regular expressions (just start the search name with '>' character), and full directory sizes. Its goal is to be simple, swift, and intuitive to use.

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  • afadavi
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Hi dear Mehrdad.your soft is very faster in initial indexing and especially at sorting.but it can't search realtime(such as everything from voidtools.com).can u add this property to your sift.in this situation it is better than everything. i am waiting to hear from u. abdulhamid fadavi

    Posted 12/22/2014
  • colok
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Hi, SwiftSearch in French... Here the french translation: www.colok-traductions.com/modules.php?name=Blogs&op=billet&bid=2227#billet Best regards Colok

    Posted 09/11/2014
  • garretthylltun
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Searching is quick enough. I like the clean and simple interface. Pretty much what I am looking for, but..... If after a search I leave it in the background for a few minutes it eventually crashes. In fact, it bogs my system horribly to where I can barely use my computer. Running on Win 7 32 bit. 3 Stars due to the crash, would be 5 stars though if the bug is found.

    Posted 07/04/2014
  • siaukia
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Compared your software with Ultrasearch & Everything. Everything seems to be faster but its using USN Journal system which I assume is some sort of indexing and uses very little amount of memory. Ultrasearch search MFT like SwiftSearch but is slower, results from searching a particular file ends up with UltraSearch using over 500MB memory while SwiftSearch using over 800MB memory. I think if the memory usage can be reduced it would definitely better than UltraSearch.

    Posted 12/09/2013
  • johnbuis
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Doesn't really like Win7 x64. By this I mean that on my Windows 7 64-bit PC SwiftSearch crashes and displays the "SwiftSearch.exe has stopped working" message. When I click the View problem details button, the following is displayed: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: SwiftSearch.exe Application Version: Application Timestamp: 5249525d Fault Module Name: SwiftSearch.exe Fault Module Version: Fault Module Timestamp: 5249525d Exception Code: c0000005 Exception Offset: 0003f068 OS Version: 6.1.7601. Locale ID: 1033 Additional Information 1: 0a9e Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789 Additional Information 3: 0a9e Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789 I hope this is helpful.

    Posted 11/12/2013
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Intended Audience

End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Win32 (MS Windows)

Programming Language

C, C++


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