UltraSearch : Freeware File Search Utility

Windows comes with basic file search functions in-built but they might not satisfy you if you are looking for some kind of customized searching for your files. This is why there are many file searching tools available for Windows. UltraSearch is also a file searching tool that can be used for searching files and folders on local NTFS drives and provides the results within just a few seconds.

As you might already know, Windows uses file indexing for faster file searching on the hard disk – but usually it ends in a poor experience because Windows is always going through the contents of the hard disk. UltraSearch does not maintain an index which is stored on your harddisk, instead it achieves its speed by working directly on the Master File Table (acronym MFT) of the NTFS partitions. You can enter a file name or a pattern like *.MP3 and will see the results already while typing. The search starts as soon as you start typing in the Find field.


You can minimize the UltraSearch window to your notification area from the Options menu. There is an option to automatically check the newly inserted removable disks like USB drives or DVD disks. You can print, save or copy the list of files found on the selected disk drive. You can save the list of the found files in form of CSV, MS Excel or plain text format.

UltraSearch also adds a context menu for all the disk drives and folders, so you can just right-click on a folder or disk drive and choose UltraSearch to start searching your hard disk for files. But if you download the portable edition of UltraSearch then you will not find this context menu. You can download UltraSearch from http://www.jam-software.com/ultrasearch/.