Mo-Search 5.6.2

4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 (107 votes)


Windows (All) / Shareware; $29.95 / 7,305 downloads

Mo-Search is a secure, powerful and easy to use Desktop Search designed to get control of your computer's data. By quickly and easily locating files and lost data, your time once again becomes your own.

Mo-Search makes searching easy: Just enter a word (or phrase) and press search. Optionally specify any combination of Path and Filename/extension (or Search Domain). Wildcards can also be used in any of these fields. The Results list automatically Sorts by relevance, but can also Sort by name, location (path), size, modified date, and further Filter by file type. The FileViewer provides quick navigation of matching files, as well as other tools: Email (file attachment or excerpt), Print, Word Counts, File Properties, File Index, and more. The AutoIndexer continually updates your index using industry standard iFilter, plus a host of indexers. A suite of other tools are also included: Duplicate files detection and cleanup, File type analysis, Whois internet lookup, and File index analysis.

  • Homepage


  • Limitations

    Yes - 40 day timeout

  • Uninstaller


  • Latest Changes

    - Bug: Application crash upon attempt to index more data than back-end can handle. Fix is new index size limit (max database size=3.9GB)

    - Bug: FindDuplicates ran slowly when multiple analyses were performed without closing the tool each time (regression in 5.6.1)

    - Bug: Initial Indexing: Progress dialog closed before indexing was fully completed, resulting in user not knowing status + duration of the install. (longstanding)

    - Bug: Upon user Canceling of indexing, the Progress dialog disappeared before canceling fully completed, resulting in user not knowing the status + duration of the cancel. (longstanding)

    - Optimization: Slightly faster indexing: removed unneeded compact, optimized stats updated, Ado WordCount insert, (~5% faster than 5.6.1)

    - Optimization: FindDuplicates Binary analysis is slightly faster (~10% faster than 5.6.1)

Reviews of Mo-Search

  1. 3 out of 5 stars
    Karol Mily

    Reviewing 5.6.2 (Mar 18, 2015)

    Author does not offer much info on homepage.

    Good alternative to try - Archivarius 3000

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0.16 (Apr 30, 2012)

    Mo-Search *will* take longer to build the initial index because it indexes: file names AND file content too (Locate32 does NOT index file content). Once this initial index is built (33 minutes for me with 163,000 files/80 million words), the index is auto updated.

    Locate32 works fine but doesn't search inside files, which is what I need daily.

    @NyaR – how many Files & Words were indexed in those two hours? I bet a lot.

  3. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0.16 (Apr 30, 2012)

    Thanks for making the app but it is unusable to me... nearly an hour to scan two terabytes of drives? Locate32 does this in minutes.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0.14 (Feb 22, 2012)

    Mo-Search saved my life - or at least hours and hours of work. I've been doing a lot of revision of a lengthy academic paper and in cutting and pasting footnotes, I lost some of my original source documentation. Fortunately, I had saved a pre-revision copy and, with appropriate word choices, I was able to use Mo-Search to find the unedited footnotes in the unrevised manuscript to get me straightened out again in the revision document. I have lots and lots of Word files on my computer and I've found this program to be a tremendous help. You have to noodle around in it a bit to find all the features, but it's worth it. One hint I've found is that when you get ready to open a Word document (either file or folder), you can click on Mo-Search from that screen and search just that file or folder. It really is a terrific program. Thank you to the software writer for making it available.

  5. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0.13 (Jan 4, 2012)

    I have given up on my favorite search tool, "Everything", because it's out of development. I am auditioning every search tool I can find, but nothing is close to Everything so far.

    This one is just awful. It got off on the wrong foot instantly when it tried to install into my personal Users folder structure. That's a no-no, and highly unprofessional. It took about 15 minutes for the initial indexing, and I have a very fast PC with SSD. When you type into the search box, it seems to freeze. The tool bar at the bottom pops up when it feels like it. I tell you, I couldn't uninstall this program fast enough! Because of the high ratings, I assume these things will be fixed, but that will not bring me back. I just don't like the whole GUI or the way it works period. It doesn't even have hypertext, which is instant in Everything. Uninstalling it left behind some junk registry entries, which Revo Uninstaller swatted. Still looking for a good search tool in current development!

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