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.
Yes - 40 day timeout
- Optimization: Faster indexing during initial index build (ModN), plus when adding many files into an existing index (approx 10% faster than 5.5.0)
- Optimization: AutoIndexer: Efficiently handle File and Folder renames (e.g. rename row(s) in Db, plus update/invalidate caches)
- Optimization: AutoIndexer automatically updates stale SQLCE database statistics hourly (previously only done upon manual re-index) and displays details in the AutoIndexer History list
- Optimization: Faster searching of some wildcards due to QueryPlan accommodating double the number of PlanIDs
- Optimization: Faster folder navigation in Explore mode
- Optimization: Faster file extension searching when [Search Acceleration] is enabled: Expensive URI table scans converted into ExtID lookup QueryPlans, which are faster on most extensions (note: Very un-selective/common extensions may results in slightly l
- Optimization: When [Search Acceleration] was enabled: cache-miss resulted in slow search (5.5.0 regression, rare)
- Optimization: Slighter faster word breaking by removing unneeded slow code, resulting is faster indexing/file parsing
- Optimization: Explore mode now navigates files/folder faster (optimized compression/encryption checking)
- Optimization: Slightly faster internal string sorting (less branching)
- Optimization: slightly faster indexing into SQL Server engine (new stored procedures)
- Optimization: AutoIndexer, more small performance increases
- Optimization: FileDuplicates up to 2x faster scanning in Binary Compare Engine
- Feature: Fileviewer integrated Find (F3, Ctrl-f) simplifies finding specific words in a document and underlines matching words as your type. Makes find-in-file more fluid! (finally)
- Feature: During SQLCE Compact, progress bar with estimated time remaining, more thorough Compaction, and increased cancel button responsiveness
- Feature: When full path\file is pasted into Search path or file, the path and file are auto-split into appropriate search boxes upon searching
- Feature: Paste and explore a folder via the Search path combo, then Explore [//] button
- Feature: Added [Sort Lines Alphabetical] to FileViewer, which sorts the current file's lines alphabetical
- Feature: Exploration, research and foundation tests for *possible* future support SQL 2014+ Hekaton (e.g. IsHekatonEnabled) But... currently not supported because performance in Mo-Search workflows don't increase enough, and much more RAM is needed
- Feature: When searching purely by Filename and/or Path (e.g. search does not include Text), your results are now ranked too
- Feature: FileAnalyzer can now be launched from the command line
- Feature: FileAnalyzer is now hooked into the AboutDialog, for 1 button-click analysis of Mo-Search log files
- Feature: Now F3 (find next) and Ctrl-f (open Find dialog) work in FileViewer even when focus is on other controls, such as the results List
- Feature: Explore mode, right-click on Computer now displays common Window actions such as: Display (adjust Display properties), Network (view Network), Power, System, User
- Feature: Improved tokenizing + searching of files and paths (using same logic that word breaks in Search fields)
- Feature: Search browse-to and Explore browse-to both provide a list of context sensitive destination folders (selected file in FileViewer, selected folder in Search path, and selected folder in Explore tree)
- Feature: Improved indexing of mapped network drives - when mapped drive is offline, attempt to bring online and if not possible we gracefully skip that drive. Previously files on that drive were likely removed from the index. (longstanding)
- Feature: Explore mode, improved exploring + viewing of files on mapped network drives - when mapped drive is offline, we try to bring online and if not possible show an informative message in FileViewer (longstanding)
- Feature: Improved detection of mapped network drives during installation (and Set Defaults) - when mapped drive is offline, we try to bring online (longstanding)
- Feature: Logging of mapped drive detection details (diag)
- Feature: FileChangeLogging (fcl), configured via registry to see what files are changing, and how often during manual reindex
- Feature: Fcl log when deleting Paths (and remove path from maps)
- Feature: Default inclusion of .css full text files (longstanding - previously set as a noise file by default)
- Feature: Default inclusion of .rtf full text files, since iFilter does a much better job than it did back in 2007 when it excluded as a noise file
- Feature: AutoIndexer, improved UI layout and new buttons: Indexed words list, Explore file/folder, Properties for file/folder, AutoScroll enable/disable. Also consolidated minimize + hide buttons into a single minimize button
- Feature: AutoIndexer, Right-click on indexed file for shell right-click menu (previous versions had a small list of Mo-Search action, and no shell actions)
- Feature: FileDuplicates, increased max number of duplicates-per-file from about 500 to about 2000 (that is 2000 files all exactly matching each other)
- Bug: Upper/lower case is preserved for indexed filenames and paths (longstanding issue!)
- Bug: The Text Indexer could experience an uncaught exception resulting in that indexer going offline. Until the application (or AutoIndexer) was restarted no further files could be opened with the Text Indexer (rare + regression in 5.5.0)
- Bug: Explore mode, Open Containing folder now properly launches Windows Explorer on that folder (since 4.x: upon click... nothing would happen)
- Bug: Query diagnostics window fix: When [Show Diagnostics] is enabled: switching through modes [Search], [Explore], [Search] caused the query diagnostics window to disappear (common)
- Bug: Search FileType filter drop down caused wrong Relevance to show (rare + 5.5.0 regression)
- Bug: Searching for wildcards caused Relevance to not display (common + 5.5.0 regression)
- Bug: When [Search Acceleration] was enabled: cache-miss may have resulted in no Search results (rare + 5.5.0 regression). Now instead of failing, single-rows are loaded on-demand into cache
- Bug: Memory leak when search failed (rare + longstanding)
- Bug: FindDuplicates tool: the [Export Results] button didn't reposition when the screen was resized/maximized resulting in the button becoming hidden (common + since button added in 5.5.0)
- Bug: Search Browse-to button would not expand the destination folder when it didn't contain children folders (longstanding)
- Bug: If a deleted, moved or renamed file was cached, an invalid ID may be referenced in a search, resulting in the search failing (rare + regression in 5.5.0)
- Bug: AutoIndex, only show one exit confirmation dialog (longstanding, could have multiple - once for each user exit click from system tray)
- Bug: Fileviewer, Under certain conditions the yellow footer (partial text loaded...) may display when the full text successfully loaded (regression in 5.5.0)
- Bug: Fileviewer, When a file fails to load and error text displays details, clicking in the FileViewer caused error text to disappear (longstanding)
- Bug: Search: when [Search Acceleration] is enabled, filtering by extension may lead to "Error [Open: ...]"
- Bug: Explore mode: selecting a file and pressing [Indexed Words List..] button, no words were listed. (longstanding)
- Cleanup: Fileviewer, improved vertical screen centering on text in find next/previous
- Cleanup: FileAnalyzer now rolls up all Files frequency analysis to the top of the report (previously you had to scroll to the very bottom, which was cumbersome for large reports)
- Cleanup: Removed tooltip for unsupported Search Text operator [-]
- Cleanup: Query diagnostics window fix: Larger size to more easily view diagnostics text
- Cleanup: [Search Cache] renamed to [Search Acceleration] as to enable/disable 5.5.x Caching plus 5.6.x search acceleration optimizations
- Cleanup: Standardized partial-loading message text across different file types and Indexers
- Cleanup: Consolidated About box into Options dialog, which makes navigating between About and other Options screen much more fluid
- Cleanup: Searches for 1-letter words has always been ignored, but now the search UI tells you the word was ignored (all previous versions ignored these, but you weren't informed)
- Cleanup: Progress Dialog displays a simplified overall estimate (e.g. if Minutes remain, then estimated Seconds are not shown). This decreases time remaining estimate wandering
- Cleanup: In various places files Size now display in TB when appropriate
- Cleanup: Increased maximum upper limit of files returned in a search from 20k to 40k (default is still 5k)
- Cleanup: Reduced logging when updating statistics does not do any actual work
- Cleanup: Don't full text index contents of tlog files, as these are often noise and change often (visual studio build log file type)
- Cleanup: Don't full text index contents of xlt files, as these can be noise, and not strictly used by Excel
- Cleanup: Consolidated logic between search UI and AutoIndexer engine, to both use the same logic for Omit Folders. (more consistency between search UI + autoIndexer engine)
- Cleanup: By default exclude Synology recycling bin (#Recycle)
- Cleanup: When Search returns files with all the same score, files are sorted by location
- Cleanup: Reduced screen draw flashing when launching Reindex from menu bar (Tools > Reindex) on search screen (moved index lock acquisition into search screen)
- Cleanup: Slightly tweaked buttons appearance (general blue theme, and increased shadowing for sticky/checkbox buttons)
- Cleanup: Smaller tweaks, typos, misspellings, removed dead code, bugs and optimizations
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.
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.
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.
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!
Reviewing 4.0.5 (Jul 18, 2011)
This is a great search engine. The writer of the software has been updating and made changes that seem to have worked out the few minor kinks - auto indexing is now available, for one thing. The program has always been fast, but the indexing is now much faster. It's also gotten easier to use. I have thousands of Word files on my computer and when I am searching for one I cna't find, the program easily finds it for me, either through a single word search or combination of words. I can preview the document, scroll through it, and then, if it's the one I need, open it with a click. It's slick and reliable and has saved me many hours of fruitless labor trying to find the information I am looking for. Great program - and it's free. What more a person ask for?
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