Search file for text and do file searches fast

With File Search Assistant you can search text in different file formats, for example in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) documents, MS Office files (xls, doc). Preview pane and other options make your search efficient and rapid. Click to view a big screenshot  


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Learn more about effective ways to search for files on local hard disk and across the network.


Top 10 Reasons for Searching with File Search Assistant

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1. XP file search engine with preview pane. Is a great time-saver. Just click on found file to get preview. The program shows the part of fond file and mark the word you've searched as bold.


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2. Provide advanced file search with custom search groups. Often you may need to search for files located in different folder, often on different drives. You may search all folders separately, but itís not very convenient and rational way. Use custom search options to save your time.


3. File search program with reporting function. The report contain the text fragment found in the specific file, the keyword, path to the file, represented as a link. Report is an html page, generated accordingly to search criterions and results. 


4. Why people don't use a freeware or DOS file search tools. This is a fact that most business prefer to purchase a commercial software with a technical support available. But there are some other reasons why people don't use freeware.  (New!)


5. Supports searching index files (New!). This article is about creating, maintaining and searching index file with Files Search Assistant. The most important is that Indexing allows File Search Assistant to perform a faster search of text within files. 


6. Support of password protected files (New!). With File Search Assistant, you can search text in password protected files, such as MS Word (.doc) and MS Excel (.xls) files.  


7. How to search files over network? - need to search and find files over the network? FSA will help!


8. Search text and do content search with FSA - preview function of FSA makes it really useful for content search when it's necessary to scan documents.


9. Search for text in PowerPoint presentation. The latest version of FSA supports full text search in PowerPoint presentation (ppt) files.


More reasons... | Check our blog about how to search and find files

With File Search Assistant you can search text in different file formats, for example in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) documents, MS Office files (xls, doc). Preview pane and other options make your search efficient and rapid.  


1. Disable filters, that you donít need. 

2. Narrow the search by the date, the size. 

3. Close all Word and Excel running.


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Search in PDF files - why and how to search effectively

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Search in zip files

Files are stored in archives, and the most popular format of archiving is zip. It's widely applied cause of good compression and the possibility to view the zip archives like common folders... >>

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Preview pane - preview search results before opening file;

Custom Search Groups - specify and safe your search preferences;

Search Report - have an easy readable search report as a results of your search;






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File Search Assistant (FSA) is a file search utility designed to make document searching fast, easy and efficient.

With Files Search Assistant you can search text in different file formats, for example in:

  • Adobe Acrobat (PDF) documents;
  • MS Office files Excel (xls) files;
  • Microsoft Word (.doc) files.

Preview pane, custom search options, search reports and other options make your search efficient and rapid.

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FSA, useful functions:

  • With FSA you can copy or move your search results to another folder - learn more;  

  • Navigation buttons allow to navigate through your search result in a handy manner - Learn more;  

  • Use custom file masks, to specify types of files, which you usually search for;

  • FSA can search over network - learn more;  

  • With File Search Assistant you can do sub search in zip files learn more;  

  • Perform search within results;

  • Search by date and by file size;

FSA supports various file types:

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