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Need a way to search through notes


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#1 hackman2007

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

I have a ton of notes scattered around my computer for work. I really need an application that will allow me to index the hard drive and let me quickly search through the notes for what I'm looking for. I need something better than the default Windows search (I am running Windows 7).

Does anyone know of any applications (preferably free) that will let me do this? The notes are all types of files: pdf, xls, xlsx, docx, doc, txt, ppt, pptx

I briefly looked at Google Desktop until I found out it was no longer supported. Something similar to that would be awesome.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:19 PM

Try Agent Ransack - Free File Searching Utility See if that addresses your needs.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:37 PM

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:50 AM

something like OneNote?

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:48 AM

Thanks for the replies everyone.

I decided to go with Everything.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:45 AM

If you also need to look inside a file you might try FileSearchEX.




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