File Finder

File Finder™ is a 32-bit Windows application capable of locating any file on any connected local or network drive. If you know the name of the file you are looking for, you will find it with ease using File Finder™. File Finder™ can locate any file regardless of its extension or filename. It can even find files without extensions (but not without filenames).

File Finder Screenshot


How do I use File Finder™?

Simply launch the File Finder™ application, enter the name of the file you are looking for, press “find” button, browse to the location of your file and its location will be displayed by File Finder™.

Why would I use File Finder™?

Let us answer a question with a question: How many times have you spent hours upon hours working on a document, only to later discover that you forgot where you saved it (and then spent several more hours recreating that lost work?) This will no longer be a problem with File Finder™ in your arsenal of productivity tools.

What do I do if File Finder™ is unable to locate my file?

Many people fail to have success because of failure to enter the proper file name they are looking for. It is critical that the filename be entered exactly as it was saved. This error on your part could result in even more lost time, be sure to get it right!

Why would I not use the “Find Files and Folders” applet that comes with Windows?

There are easily dozens of reasons why File Finder™ is a better tool:

  • Ease Of Use
  • Amazing Response Time
  • Completive Pricing
  • And many more…

Tips and Tricks

First try to remember where you think the file was saved, then start by browsing to that location. If you are unsuccessful, try browsing in nearby folders. If you have absolutely no idea where the file is located, start at the root of each drive and work through each folder- when you locate the correct folder, the filename will be displayed in the browse box.

If you are not sure of the exact file name, try using “?” in place of unknown characters or an “*” in place of unknown characters of unknown length. For example:

  • no??pad.exe
  • no*.exe
  • ?ot*.*
  • notepad.*

All of the preceding examples will return the file “notepad.exe”

Note: Wildcards are not currently supported.

Version History

File Finder™ 3.0

  • Now supports browsing!
  • Now supports ANY extension type (including .EXE)

File Finder™ 2.1

  • Added support for finding the following extensions:
    • .BAT
    • .TXT
    • .COM
  • Changed background graphic

File Finder™ 2.0

  • Hyperlinks in “About” box now functional
  • Removed support for finding the following extensions:
    • .BAT
    • .TXT
    • .COM
    • .EXE

File Finder™ 1.7

  • Added support for finding file specified by user!
  • Added background graphic

See it in action: View a video demonstration of File Finder!

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