UltraSearch finds files and folders on local NTFS drives in a second!

UltraSearch

UltraSearch

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  • Latest Version

    UltraSearch 4.1.1.910 LATEST

  • Review by

    Marian Marinescu

  • Operating System

    Windows XP64 / Vista64 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 64 / Windows 11

  • User Rating

    Click to vote
  • Author / Product

    JAM Software / External Link

  • Filename

    UltraSearch-x64-Setup.exe

UltraSearch does not maintain an index that is stored on your hard disk but achieves its speed by working directly on the Master File Table (MFT) of the NTFS partitions. The program even identifies NTFS hard links. Simply enter a file name or a pattern like *.exe and see the first results while you are still typing. In addition, UltraSearch supports regular expressions and will search for file content. UltraSearch finds files and folders on local NTFS drives in a second!

Additional information like file size and file dates (last changes, last access, and file creation) will be shown for all listed files. Naturally, the Explorer context menu is available inside the tool. The program enables you to exclude folders, files or file types from searches via an exclude filter. The search results can be sorted according to different criteria, printed or exported as text, RTF, HTML, CSV, and Excel file. Define file groups (such as movie files, text files, etc.) and search for all file types the group contains.

The recently used search patterns can be saved and selected from a dropdown list. The tool can suggest patterns or autocomplete manually entered patterns automatically. The app can be started from the context menu of your Windows Explorer - starting a search within the selected directory could not be easier. Running a 64-bit operating system? Ultra Search is available in a 32bit and a 64bit version! Download your version today!

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What's new in this version:

UltraSearch 4.1.1.910
- The user is now notified if one or more of the search paths are unavailable
- Corrected a problem where the paths for files and subfolders of a folder were not updated correctly when the folder was renamed via Windows Explorer
- An error could occur when entering a semicolon in the search form. This problem has been fixed
- Fixed an error in sorting search results
- In some cases switching between the input field and the result list with F3 did not work correctly. This problem has been fixed
- Other minor bug fixes and improvements have been made


UltraSearch 4.0.3.873
- A problem with starting UltraSearch on Arabic systems was fixed
- When entering regular expressions with quotes, an error occurred. This problem has been fixed.
- The column "Keywords" can now be activated via the right-click menu of the column header of the result list. Keywords from Office documents and PDFs are displayed in this column.


UltraSearch 4.0.2.861
- Change log not available for this version


UltraSearch 4.0.2.859
- Searching for file content now returns results when searching for sentences with commas or brackets
- An error in the search with regular expressions has been fixed. To be able to use reserved characters of the search syntax such as brackets, commas or spaces in the search term, the search term must be enclosed in quotation marks. Wildcards are still allowed within the quotation marks. More detailed information and examples can be found in the program help.
- The input of Japanese characters and words in syllabic script now works correctly
- When exporting to Excel, hyperlinks are now created in the export file for all exported file paths. Previously, only the first 65530 paths were hyperlinked due to a limitation of the Excel format.
- If the program is started by Autostart with Windows or minimized to the system tray when closed, it now informs the user in the notification area of the taskbar about the shortcut that can be used to bring the program back to the foreground


UltraSearch 4.0.1.851
- Change log not available for this version


UltraSearch 4.0.0.837
New features:
- When entering a search term, spaces are now no longer considered part of the search term, but as an “AND”-operator. This means that both terms must appear somewhere in the name. New Folder now finds not only folders with the name "New Folder", but also "Folder New" or "New Test Folder". Likewise, a comma is now considered an or-connection, so only one of the two terms must occur in the name for the item to be included in the search results. (Your request in feature voting)
- When entering a search term, brackets can now be used to search even more precisely. For example, entering (readme, license) *.txt will find all text files with "readme" or "license" in the name.
- All columns that are also supported by Windows Explorer can now be displayed. Among the more than 250 metadata columns available in this way are such things as the width, height and color depth of images or the number of pages in documents. To do this, select "View > Visible Columns > More Columns". The "Date Taken" column is now available directly in this drop-down menu.
- The demo version of UltraSearch can now be activated by entering a license key and thus become a full version. This requires an active internet connection. The version available via the customer area can still be installed without an internet connection.

Improved:
- Search performance was improved when only a subfolder and not a whole drive is selected as search path
- All pinned drives are now automatically indexed in the background for faster searches when needed
- A new button (X) has been added to the filter bar that displays the currently active filters, which can be used to deactivate all filters with a single click
- A function for converting file and directory names to upper and lower case has been added to the mass renaming dialog
- An option has been added to the mass renaming dialog to evaluate position values from the right. An example application for this is deleting the last X characters from a file name, which is now possible.
- The mass rename dialog now supports regular expressions when deleting specific text from file names
- The summary in the mass renaming dialog has been improved. The dialog now shows the number of files actually renamed in relation to the total number of files.
- When sorting is selected, date columns are now sorted in descending order - from the youngest to the oldest date - by default. (Your request in feature voting).
- File operations dialog: When using the log or undo script function, the information is now automatically written to an alternative file if access to the specified file is not possible
- The file group filter is now no longer applied to folders. As a result, it is now possible to search for specific file groups and folders at the same time.
- UltraSearch is no longer started automatically with administrator rights. With administrator rights, the indexing of local drives is still faster, because of the direct hard disk access possible this way. You can control via "Options > Application" whether UltraSearch should always be started as administrator.
- The filter bar directly below the ribbons now also shows whether files and/or folders are included in the search, in addition to the other search criteria. A click on the respective filter in the filter bar opens a drop-down menu to change the setting.
- Offline files are now no longer automatically downloaded in the background when searching for file content.
- When renaming a file, only the file name without the file extension is now selected, analogous to the behavior in Windows Explorer.
- The option to start UltraSearch with Windows ("Options > Application > Start with Windows") is now also available when UltraSearch is started without admin rights.

Fixed:
- File preview for image files on OneDrive now works correctly when UltraSearch is run without admin rights
- On program startup, the size of the main window is now correctly restored, even if the window was not completely visible on the screen when closing the program
- When entering invalid paths in the drive list, an error occurred under certain circumstances. The problem has been fixed
- Fixed an error when browsing USB sticks, where in rare cases incorrect results were displayed when the stick was removed from the USB port and added again
- When pressing the stop button, the already found results were removed from the results list. This error has been fixed
- Fixed a bug where the "Disable splash screen" option was not displayed
- Indexing drives without administrator rights now does not cause the user interface to be blocked for a short time


UltraSearch 3.4.0.786
New features:
- The search speed when searching for file content has been increased by no longer searching files without usable content (such as exe, dll or other system files) by default. Which file types should be searched during the content search can be set via a new settings dialog under Options > Configure file content search.
- New instances of UltraSearch can now be started via the File > New Instance menu item or the shortcut key CTRL + N in order to be able to carry out further searches in parallel. Your wish in our feature voting platform.
- The result list now has columns for file extension, MD5 checksum, owner and NTFS permissions
- File names can now be excluded from the search in the Query Composer. Your wish in our feature voting platform
- In the batch renaming dialog, buttons can now be used to add additional files and folders for renaming
- The bulk renaming dialog is now opened for renaming multiple files via the context menu or F2

Improved:
- File and folder information that is already in the main memory is now retained when a drive or file path is deselected. If the drive is selected again at a later point, this information is now available without rescanning the drive.
- The search speed of the file content search has been significantly improved through further parallelization when reading the files
- When loading a search without a search pattern, the current search pattern is now retained
- "Size" and "Occupied" columns are now sorted by descending size by default. Your wish in our feature voting platform
- When using date, size or file group filters, an * does not have to be entered additionally to start a search according to the selected filter criteria
- File and folder information for search paths that are no longer used can now be deleted from the internal cache via the context menu of the drive list
- Minor improvements to the status bar have been made

Fixed:
- File system changes on mapped network drives are now recognized correctly
- Other small bug fixes and improvements have been made


UltraSearch 3.4.0.758
- Languages written from right to left are now displayed correctly when entered in the search field.
- The content search can now also search for terms with special characters in UTF-8 encoded files without the so-called "Byte Order Mark".
- An error when starting UltraSearch with additional command line parameters has been fixed.
- A problem opening PDF files with a comma in the file path has been fixed.
- Deleting files via the context menu while pressing the Shift key no longer moves the files to the recycle bin but deletes them directly from the hard drive.


UltraSearch 3.3.1.758 (64-bit)
- Languages written from right to left are now displayed correctly when entered in the search field
- The content search can now also search for terms with special characters in UTF-8 encoded files without the so-called "Byte Order Mark"
- An error when starting UltraSearch with additional command line parameters has been fixed
- A problem opening PDF files with a comma in the file path has been fixed
- Deleting files via the context menu while pressing the Shift key no longer moves the files to the recycle bin but deletes them directly from the hard drive


UltraSearch 3.3.0.752 (64-bit)
New features:
- User interface components and icons have been redesigned for a more modern Windows 11 style look
- [Professional Edition Only] Search settings can now be saved and loaded via the "Save/Load search" button on the home ribbon
- The result list now has columns for the width and height of images
- A column for the duration of audio and video files has been added
- [Professional Edition Only] The date filters now offer the option of manually entering the time span via input field
- The search syntax now offers a new property "path:" to restrict the search to specific folder paths. More detailed information and examples can be found in the program help
- The folder paths of the selected files and folders can now be copied to the clipboard via the context menu of the result list or the shortcut "Ctrl + F"

Improved:
- [Professional Edition Only] The manual selection of an interval for date filters has been improved. When selecting a day in the selection box, it is now clearer which days belong to the current month
- UltraSearch is now also available in Russian, Polish, Norwegian, Danish and Vietnamese
- Visible days of the previous month or the following month are now greyed out in the date filters
- Clicking on an active file group filter in the filter panel no longer opens the dialog for editing the file groups, but rather a dropdown for quickly switching to another file group
- When renaming files, just like in Windows Explorer, only the file name is selected by default without the file extension
- Buttons for manually starting and stopping the search can be displayed via "Options > Miscellaneous > Show start/stop buttons"
- When clicking in the search field, the complete search entry is no longer selected, but the cursor is placed at the position of the mouse
- [Professional Edition Only] The context menu of the result list now has an entry for bulk renaming of the selected files
- To search for groups of files, the "type:" property has been replaced by the "group:" property in the search syntax
- The input field for the file content search now has a button on the right side that can be used to delete the search input

Fixed:
- A problem when opening files with Adobe Reader has been fixed
- An error has been fixed where the files deleted via the file operations dialog were not removed from the result list
- An error that made it temporarily impossible to access files from other programs has been fixed
- File system changes on network drives were not recognized correctly in some cases. This issue has been resolved

Changed compatibilities:
Windows ARM-based PCs are now supported


UltraSearch 3.2.0.712 (64-bit)
New Features:
- [Professional Edition only] The new "Filters" tab in the ribbons now offers a date filter to change the time intervals for the dates the searched files were changed, modified or accessed
- [Professional Edition only] A size filter has been added to set a minimum and maximum size for searched files. This filter is also located on the new "Filters" tab
- [Professional Edition only] Thanks to Bulk Rename, UltraSearch Professional now supports the simultaneous renaming of multiple files with the help of the bulk renaming dialog known from TreeSize
- [Professional Edition only] The search syntax now offers the property "size:", to restrict the search to certain file sizes. More detailed information and examples can be found in the program help
- [Professional Edition only] The properties "accessed:", "created:" and "modified:" can now be used to restrict the search to specific time intervals using the language syntax. More detailed information and examples can be found in the program help
- Vote for new features! The "Feature Voting" button on the "Help" tab takes you to our Feature Voting Platform, where you can vote on new functions for UltraSearch

Improvements:
- Added keyboard navigation to the Query Composer
- The options for selecting items in the result list have been moved from the "View" tab to the "Operations" tab
- The option to display buttons for manually starting and stopping a search has been renamed to "Show search buttons"
- Using the command line parameter /NOADMIN, UltraSearch can be started without administrator rights
- When using the file content search, a message is now displayed if the components required for the content search in Office files are not installed on the system

Fixed:
- The internal cache was not updated correctly when files were changed in size, date or attribute. This bug has been fixed.
- If the option "Include subfolders" is deactivated, all selected search paths are now correctly considered.
- An error when editing the search paths has been fixed.
- A bug when using the filter "Ignore umlauts and accents" has been fixed.
- Using search patterns with certain combinations of wildcards and spaces may result in too many files being found. This problem has been resolved.
- In rare cases the application stopped responding when opening "Options> Application". This bug has been fixed.
- An error when adding an invalid file path has been fixed
- The status bar is now translated correctly after changing the language

Changed compatibilities:
- Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022 are now supported
- Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has been discontinued


UltraSearch 3.1.1.678 (64-bit)
- Protected PDF files no longer lead to a program error in the file content search
- A program error when renewing the internal cache has been fixed
- Regular Expressions containing the wildcard * caused an error in some cases. The problem has been solved
- Using a Regular Expression with backslashes produced incorrect results. This bug has been corrected


UltraSearch 3.1.1.670 (64-bit)
- Change log not available for this version


UltraSearch 3.1.0.663 (64-bit)
New:
- UltraSearch now has a dark theme for the user interface. Its activation can either be linked to the corresponding Windows setting or switched on and off specifically.
- Searching for specific file types such as audio, video, or office files has been significantly simplified: By using the file type filter, the desired file type can be selected or changed and activated and deactivated with a simple click.
- The search for file contents has been streamlined and now offers a separate entry field as in previous versions. If required, this can be activated via a button in the ribbon bar.
- A new overview bar has been added above the search field. This will provide information about the filters that are currently active.
- Additional buttons for starting and finishing the search can now be displayed on the "Start" tab via the options. If this option is active, a search is no longer started automatically when a search pattern is entered, but only when the button or the "Enter" key is pressed. Changing the filter settings will still automatically start a new search.
- [Professional only] The File Operations dialog now has an option to retain the timestamps of files (creation date, modification date, last access) during a copy or move operation on the file system.
- [Professional only] An option to disable the splash screen has been added.
- The full version of the product can now be downloaded and installed directly from the demo version by entering the customer ID and installation key. The setup of the full version is performed automatically and unattended and can optionally be deferred until the application is closed.
- The command line parameter/CLIPBOARD can now be used to copy search results to the clipboard for further processing
- Support for Windows Core Servers has been discontinued with this version

Improvements:
- The user interface has been made more intuitive: The Search tab has been removed from the ribbon bar. All search and filter functions are now located on the "Start" tab. File operations such as copying, opening or deleting files as well as export functions of the results list have been moved to a separate "Results List" tab, which is displayed when results exist and hidden when the results list is empty.
- The menu item for opening the file path of a selected file has been adapted to the corresponding option in Windows Explorer. For this purpose, the icon has been replaced and the option has been renamed from "Open path" into " Open file path"
- UltraSearch is now also available in Japanese, Hungarian and Portuguese (Brazil)
- To simplify a new search entry, an existing search term will be completely selected again when clicking in the search field
- The support of high-resolution monitors has been enhanced
- When importing drive information, the drive paths are now displayed in the status bar
- The search syntax hints in the empty result list have been removed. More detailed information and examples can still be found in the program help
- The hint that UltraSearch is minimized to the notification area is now only indicated after initial activation of the corresponding option

Fixed:
- In some cases, UltraSearch could not be started from the taskbar. This problem has been fixed
- Languages written from right to left are now correctly depicted again when typed into the search field
- In the results list, opening a file by double-clicking would not work in some cases. This problem has been fixed
- An error in the selection of the target for file operations has been corrected
- Special settings, such as collapsing the ribbon toolbar, are now preserved beyond a restart of the program
- In rare occasions, results were displayed twice in the results list. This problem has been fixed
- Support for Windows high contrast display mode has been improved
- Files are now no longer deleted from the results list when the confirmation to move the files to the Recycle Bin was rejected


UltraSearch 3.0.1.634 (64-bit)
- Change log not available for this version


UltraSearch 3.0.0.622 (64-bit)
New Features:
- Starting with this version, UltraSearch offers a Professional Edition with extended functionality. You can find more information on our website
- Searching on network drives is now supported
- The user interface has been updated and adapted to the ribbon design of Windows Explorer
- In addition to the NTFS file system, other file systems such as Fat32 or exFat can be searched
- New file operations can be used to conveniently move, delete and zip selected files and much more. (Professional Edition only
- The HTML and Excel export have been revised and are now exclusively available in the ‘Professional Edition’
- The result list can now also be exported to a PDF file. (Professional Edition only)
- The input mask for search patterns has been completely revised and the input fields for file names, file types and file contents have been combined into one common input field
- The new "Query Composer" supports you with an extended input mask and detailed explanations when entering your search
- UltraSearch now offers its own search syntax with which the search queries can be formulated even more precisely. For more information please refer to our help file
- For a better selection of results, element checkboxes for the result list can be activated under 'View'. (Professional Edition only)
- The program hotkey can now be freely configured in the options menu
- After entering a search pattern, you can switch to the result list by pressing the F3 key
- The keywords of the new language syntax are now highlighted in color for a better overview
- Incorrect entries when using the new language syntax are displayed in red
- The search can now be stopped using the keyboard shortcut CTRL + Enter
- Support for Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 has been discontinued with this version

Improvements:
- The product logo has been updated. (Professional Edition only)
- UltraSearch is now also available in Italian, Greek, Slovenian, Czech, Chinese (Simplified) and Korean
- The language of the user interface can be changed without restarting the program
- Office, video or audio files can be conveniently searched for at the push of a button using the file type search in the new ribbon bar
- UltraSearch can now be started without administrator rights

Bug-fixes:
- In the options menu you now can create a portable version of UltraSearch if required. (Professional Edition only)
- Opening URL files by double-clicking now works correctly
- The import of file types in the file groups now works without freezing the application
- When exporting file information to an Excel file, the application sometimes stopped responding to user input. This problem has been fixed
- An error during printing that caused an empty result list to be printed has been fixed


UltraSearch 2.3.2.573 (64-bit)
- The search speed when searching subfolders has been increased significantly.
- The Windows Explorer context menu entries can now also be activated in the portable version under "Options > Explorer context menu".
- UltraSearch now uses the keyboard shortcut "Win + Shift + U" by default to minimize the application or bring it to the foreground.


UltraSearch 2.3.1.533 (64-bit)
Improvements:
- UltraSearch now scales better on high DPI resolution monitors.

Bugfixes:
- The search reset button is now available if no search path is selected.
- The message "Network drives are not supported" was displayed incorrectly in some cases. This issue has been resolved.
- The options toolbar did not appear after an update in some cases. This bug has been fixed.
- The width of the file preview window is no longer reset when UltraSearch is restarted.
- In some cases, the application started without focus. This issue has been resolved.
- The display of the attributes has been revised and now includes the attributes "Pinned" (P) and "Unpinned" (U).
- An error in the search for file contents has been fixed.
- When navigating through the drive list using the tab key, only one drive will be selected.
- Numerous other bugfixes have been implemented.


UltraSearch 2.2.0.487 (64-bit)
- Change log not available for this version


UltraSearch 2.1.2.380 (64-bit)
- The drive list can also be expanded via right-click now
- Bugfix: It is now easier to see that the drive list can be expanded
- Bugfix: Searches on virtual hard disks resulted in an error in some cases. This problem has been solved
- Bugfix: A minor problem occurring when minimizing UltraSearch to the system tray via shortcut has been fixed
- Bugfix: Numerous other bugfixes have been implemented