DocFetcher is an Open Source desktop search application: It allows you to search the contents of files on your computer. — You can think of it as Google for your local files. The application runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Features

  • Portable version available
  • Full Unicode support for all supported file formats, except CHM
  • Can read the following archive formats: zip, 7z, rar, tar.*
  • Can read Outlook PST files

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  • Useless. Tried to do a full indexing, waited several hours, only to come back to an Out of Memory error. There's sufficient explanations about how to deal with the error, but I'm not willing to wait another 4 hours for another try. Thanks anyway.

  • Büyük boyutlu arşivde uygulama çöküyor. İşletim sistemi Win10 application crashes in large archive Os:Win10

  • This is a really powerful search engine for your files. I use this to search network attached drives as well as my local disks. It is way more powerful than the standard windows 7 search facility. It can be prone to crashing when building large indexes such as enourmous network drives. The user interface is outdated, but hey, who cares? it does the job!

  • Wonderful program. I'm using it to create portable document repos for our attorneys to take to trial. I've also used the portable version to create office wide indexes, and I've sent client versions (no rights to build, delete, update, etc) of the portable program to others in the office.

  • A fantastic program, a shame it is not commercially supported. I would happily pay a lot for this, it is way better than the commercial packages I have tried. My job relies heavily on search in our own archives, and for this DocFetcher is fantastic. Would have loved it to be as good in picture search (doesn't bring up the images), but for free you can't have it all.

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Additional Project Details

Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Java SWT

Programming Language

AspectJ, Unix Shell, Python, Java

Registered

2007-06-05