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November 12, 2009, 3:25 pm
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- WindowsXP Pro
- msOffice 2003
- Xara Xtreme Pro/MindManager/FreeMind
...} all latest versions
Can anyone recommend a utility for searching my local WindowsXP PC?
I need to do text searching across msOffice2003 files (e.g. Outlook,
(Optionally, I would IDEALLY also like to be able to search files
from: Xara Xtreme Pro, Mindjet's MindManager, FreeMind, plus HTML, PDF
files... but this is not a deal breaker.)
I have already tried:
- WindowXP's search
==> horrible. I have uninstalled it and use the previous version -
which is very slow but more accurate.
Fails to do outlook files.
==> Initially I was impressed, but now keeps failing to spider things.
Terrible at handling archivals of emails.
- Copernic Desktop (v3.2.1)
==> Takes literally *days* to spider/re-spider. Clunky & processor
Not good at handling archivals of emails.
All I need something as powerful as Google websearch, but that runs
across my own PC !
For example exact phrase matching (e.g. by using double quotes around
For example negative matching - i.e. excluding certain phrases
I am becoming increasingly desperate!
- Any thoughts?
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