File Search Assistant - Online Manual

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Overview - Menu


Introduction - Overview - Purchasing

File menu

New Search - clear all the current settings and put in all field default values.

Find missing files wizard - start wizard that helps to prepare search criterion that will help to find necessary files.File menu

Search disk... - searches a file on a drive. In this case the File Search Assistant main window displays a directory tree in the Search selection field.

Search index... - index searches through the index file. It activates the Select file index box where you need to choose the required index file (with .fsi extension). . In this case the File Search Assistant main window displays a name of index file chosen in the Search selection field.

Search duplicates - the function helps to locate duplicates of files. Need to choose this option, specify folder to search in and click search.

Disk usage analysis - the function helps to find the biggest folders on the hard disk and save disk space as a result.

Load search conditions - load search conditions from file.

Save search conditions - save current search conditions to file (file mask, directories to search in and other).

Recent sessions - includes ability to open recent search sessions that have been made with File Search Assistant.

Open index - open index file of File Search Assistant.

Create new index... - creates a new index file. Indexing allows File Search Assistant to perform a faster search of text within files. Read more about indexing creating dialog.

Update index... - updates an index file. To update an index choose the  Search index command from the File menu. In the Select file index search box choose the required index file.   Then choose the Update index command from the File menu. When updating index file, you can enable the following options in the Update index options selection box:  Update changed files updates changed files already included in the index, Add new files adds new files, Delete obsolete files deletes obsolete files that were removed from the drive, but the index still keeps information about them. 

Exit - close program.


View menu


Standard, Compact - view modes of program. "Standard" is fully functional, "Compact" exclude panel of settings.


Edit menuCustom search menu

Customize - Change Custom Search Options 

Following with specified custom search options, for instance, "Johns' reports"

Search results menuSearch results menu

Open list - open previously saved search results.

Save List - save the list of results to the text file.

Open containing folder/archive - opens folder that contain selected file. If the file was found in archive it opens archive file.

Remove from list - remove selected item from search results.

Select All - select all items (files and folders) in search results.

Report menu

Folder(s) structure report - create the HTML report for the folder that will contain all its subfolder and all the files inside.

Generate Search report - generate search report


Help menuHelp menu

Content - open help file

Buy now - open registration page

Feedback - send feedback e-mail to AKS-Labs

About - open About menu

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