SearchMyFiles v2.81 – Alternative to ‘Search For Files And Folders’ module of Windows + Duplicates Search

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  • April 8, 2017 Create Date
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SearchMyFiles is an alternative to the standard "Search For Files And Folders" module of Windows. It allows you to easily search files in your system by wildcard, by last modified/created/last accessed time, by file attributes, by file content (text or binary search), and by the file size. SearchMyFiles allows you to make a very accurate search that cannot be done with Windows search. For Example: You can search all files created in the last 10 minutes with size between 500 and 700 bytes.
After you made a search, you can select one or more files, and save the list into text/html/csv/xml file, or copy the list to the clipboard.

SearchMyFiles is portable, and you can use it from a USB flash drive without leaving traces in the Registry of the scanned computer.

Command-Line Options

You can use the following command-line option in order to execute a search without displaying any user interface and save the result into a file. Be aware that when you do that, the only way to stop the search is by termintaing the process of SearchMyFiles (SearchMyFiles.exe).

/config <Filename> Loads the configuration from the specified .cfg file. Can be used in conjunction with the save options, like /stext, /scomma and so on.
/StartSearch Tells SearchMyFiles utility to start the search immediately, without displaying the 'Search Options' dialog-box, according to the last configuration or according to the config file specified in /config parameter.
/ExplorerCopy Search files without user interface according to the configuration file, and then copy the found files list to the clipboard in Windows Explorer format (Like 'Explorer Copy' option)
/SaveDirect Save the files list in SaveDirect mode. For using with the other save command-line options ( /scomma, /stab, /sxml, and so on...)
When you use the SaveDirect mode, the details of found files are saved directly to the disk, without loading them into the memory first. This means that you can save a list with large amount of files into your disk without any memory problem, as long as you have enough disk space to store the saved file. The drawback of this mode: You cannot sort the files list according to the name or any other column. The details of files are simply saved in the order that SearchMyFiles found them.
/stext <Filename> Search and save the result into a regular text file.
/stab <Filename> Search and save the result into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma <Filename> Search and save the result into a comma-delimited text file (csv).
/stabular <Filename> Search and save the result into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Search and save the result into HTML file (Horizontal).
/sverhtml <Filename> Search and save the result into HTML file (Vertical).
/sxml <Filename> Search and save the result to XML file.
/sort <column> This command-line option can be used with other save options for sorting by the desired column. If you don't specify this option, the list is sorted according to the last sort that you made from the user interface. The <column> parameter can specify the column index (0 for the first column, 1 for the second column, and so on) or the name of the column, like "Filename" and "Created Time". You can specify the '~' prefix character (e.g: "~Created Time") if you want to sort in descending order. You can put multiple /sort in the command-line if you want to sort by multiple columns.Examples:
SearchMyFiles.exe /shtml "f: emp.html" /sort 2 /sort ~1
SearchMyFiles.exe /shtml "f: emp.html" /sort "~Extension" /sort "Filename"
/nosort When you specify this command-line option, the list will be saved without any sorting.

You can also use the following command-line option to override the configuration loaded from the .cfg file:

/FilesWildcard <Wildcard> Specifies the files wildcard.
/SubfoldersWildcard <Wildcard> Specifies the subfolders wildcard.
/BaseFolder <Folder> Specifies the base folders to search.
/ExcludedFolder <Folder> Specifies the folders to exclude in the search.
/ScanSubfolders <0 | 1> Specifies whether to search in subfolders. 1 = Yes, 0 = No.
/ExcludeExtensions <Extensions> Specifies one or more extensions to exclude.
/FindFiles <0 | 1> Specifies whether to find files. 1 = Yes, 0 = No.
/FindFolders <0 | 1> Specifies whether to find folders. 1 = Yes, 0 = No.
/UseFileSizeAtLeast <0 | 1>
/UseFileSizeAtMost <0 | 1>
Specifies whether to use the "At Least" and "At Most" file size filter. 1 = Yes, 0 = No.
/FileSizeAtLeast <Value>
/FileSizeAtMost <Value>
Specifies the values of file size filters.
/FileSizeAtLeastUnit <Value>
/FileSizeAtMostUnit <Value>
Specifies the units of file size filters. 1 = Bytes, 2 = KB, 3 = MB, 4 = GB
/FileAttrReadOnly <Value>
/FileAttrSystem <Value>
/FileAttrHidden <Value>
/FileAttrArchive <Value>
/FileAttrCompressed <Value>
/FileAttrEncrypted <Value>
Specifies the file attributes filter. 1 = Both, 2 = No, 3 = Yes.
/FileContains <Value> Specifies the 'File Contains' option. 0 = None, 1 = Text, 2 = Binary.
/FileContainsText <String> Specifies the 'File Contains' text.
/FileContainsCaseSensitive <0 | 1> Specifies whether the 'File Contains' string is case sensitive. 1 = Yes, 0 = No.
/FileTimeCreated <Value>
/FileTimeModified <Value>
/FileTimeAccessed <Value>
Specifies the filter option by file time. 0 = All Times, 1 = Time Range, 2 = Last XX Seconds, 3 = Last XX Minutes, 4 = Last XX Hours, 5 = Last XX Days.
/FileTimeCreatedLastXX <Value>
/FileTimeModifiedLastXX <Value>
/FileTimeAccessedLastXX <Value>
Specifies the last xx seconds/minutes/hours/days values.
/FileTimeAccessed1 <Value>
/FileTimeAccessed2 <Value>
/FileTimeModified1 <Value>
/FileTimeModified2 <Value>
/FileTimeCreated1 <Value>
/FileTimeCreated2 <Value>
Specifies date/time range values. The date/time value must be in the following format: dd-mm-yyyy hh:nn:ssFor example:
SearchMyFiles.exe /FileTimeModified1 "10-01-2010 12:00:00" /FileTimeModified2 "18-01-2010 08:00:00"
/SubFolderDepth <Value> Specifies the subfolders depth. 0 = Unlimited.
/UseMaxNumOfFiles <0 | 1> Specifies whether to limit the number of files to find. 1 = Yes, 0 = No.
/MaxNumOfFiles <Value> Specifies the maximum number of files to find.
/SearchMode <1 | 2> Specifies the search mode. 1 = Standard Search, 2 = Duplicate Search.

SearchMyFiles.exe /scomma c: empfiles1.csv /FilesWildcard b*.*
SearchMyFiles.exe /config c: empmyconfig.cfg /BaseFolder "c:Program Files" /shtml c: emp
SearchMyFiles.exe /stab c: empsearchfiles.txt


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