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Giveaway of the day — MSTech Search in Contents 1.5.4

Find your desired documents much easier and faster.
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User rating: 131 (89%) 17 (11%) 41 comments

MSTech Search in Contents 1.5.4 was available as a giveaway on April 27, 2019!

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Surely it happens, that you need to find and read a document quickly, whether an MS document file, RTF, txt, pdf or even a PHP file.

It would be always time consuming and frustrating process, you have to open all documents and check their contents one by one to find your desired document. It's even worse when you are faced with a mass of unorganized documents and files.

MSTech Search in contents is a very handy and useful software which helps you to find your desired documents in the easiest and quickest way possible. You just need to define your search path/multiple paths, type your desired keyword or phrase and click on the search button, then you will have quick access to all documents containing your keyword.

You won't need to open any other software to see the files' contents, you can easily see the whole document preview, beside the search results' column.

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System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 (x86/x64)

Publisher:

MSTech

Homepage:

https://mstech-co.com/mstech-search-in-content/

File Size:

42.3 MB

Price:

$15.00

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#17

I already have a search tool that also (optionally) does replacements (only in text file) but decided to compare it, and a couple other text search tools (AJC Grep and Text Crawler) to the results from MSTech Search in Content.
I had 147 files that contained a programming variable name. I set all programs to start the search at the same folder and the the same file type and the same exact text. Each program was set with the same default CPU priority (checked in Process Lasso).

The results to find all 147 files:
6:15.75 MSTech Search in Content
0:39.81 My default program (we will call RJ) (At the completion time, MSTech Search in Content had found only 14 files)
1:40:06 AJC Grep
1:37.05 Text Crawler
1:33.99 WeBuilder (Find in files feature)
0:54.00 EditPlus (Find in files feature)

The winner at 39 seconds compared to the longest 6 minutes, 15 seconds. EditPlus came in second with 54 seconds.

I also tried TextSeek but it crashed with a common Windows error message (Windows is checking for a solution). I have other search tools that I did not take the time to compare, based on my experience of using them long enough to know that they are more in line with the Grep/Crawler results.

The results were accurate in each of the programs. I have used search programs that fail to find all searched for items when the amount of memory (RAM) is low. I was not able to test under this condition.

The program needs a way to do full word matches (like programmer text editors), but granted very few search tools offer this feature. For example, if you wanted to locate the word "a" only. Most search tools will find every word that has the letter a in it. Some Programmer's editors offer a "Find in files" feature, and they can also do the "whole word" search as part of that search. I used a couple in the comparison tests.

As a result of the slow speed for MSTech Search in Content, this program is not a usable tool compared to the alternatives. When an alternate program can perform the same search much faster, users will tend to migrate to the faster solution. It saves valuable time, and time is money.

MSTech Search in Content has some awkward usage requirements compared to what I have been used to. During the search, MSTech Search in Content does not allow the user to access or preview any of the found files, a feature that I use often in my default search tool.

If you wish to use the same file type to search (typical with programmers, and most other types of projects), each time you clear the search results, you have to re-select the file type(s) again. Due to the list of file types being a vertical list, there are only a few at the top that can be seen, so if you have selected one below the viewable area, you may not realize that you need to re-select again until the program reminds you.

You can save a search operation, which is handy if you need to do the same search periodically, say like. after new files have been added, and now you need to do that same search again. All search tools should have this feature.

The Preview is nice. At the bottom are some icons that allow the user to open the file (using the default application), open the folder (default File Manager), copy the file to another location, or move the file to a different location. There is a field at the top that the search term can be pasted so that it can be searched for in the Preview. The preview does not jump to the found term, but it is marked with a different background color. The user may need to scroll down if the term is not in the viewable area. It would be nice if there was a way to jump instantly to each marked area (e.g. F3) but there is not.

In conclusion, the program has some pluses and some minuses.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#16

Tested on folder of .txt files and is very fast on ssd drive, and accurate. Does not zero in on the target string in the text display window? Would be nice if it showed a side bar in document window to indicate where the found text was - like cntrl find does in a browser.

Reply   |   Comment by ray  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

I entered the serial number and my details which it accepted but then it asks me for the same information again.
How do I get pass the registration screen?

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#14

signed up for activation over 12 hours ago and still not a word from this site?

Reply   |   Comment by Myk Kelly  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#13

Dear users,
In case you face any problem related to the software activation, you can activate the software later, we have already extended the promotion up to 29 April (GMT+00). This problem is from our host provider, and they are working to fix it ASAP. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience. Be sure your satisfaction is our highest priority.

Best Regards
MSTech Support Team

Reply   |   Comment by Mary Johnson  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

Error submitting request due to low internet speed. 50MB there is little?

Reply   |   Comment by JardaH  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Dear JardaH,

Thanks for your comment, and we are aware of the issue, but its our host provider, which they are currently working to fix the issue.

In case you couldn't activate the software now, no worries, we have already extended the giveaway promotion for another 24 hours.

Your satisfaction is our highest priority.

Best Regards,
MSTech Support Team

Reply   |   Comment by Mary Johnson  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#11

How is this superior to the publicly available freebie Agent Ransack?

Reply   |   Comment by MIke Vee  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

MIke Vee, Agent Ransack is a free software program for finding files on your PC not File Contents.

Reply   |   Comment by D_Ram  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Although their Screenshots show it does search contents, confusing?

Reply   |   Comment by D_Ram  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

D_Ram, Agent Ransack does search file contents

Reply   |   Comment by BrianK  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

Going nowhere fast since I never the email with registration . If I open it I see no option for them to resend the email/reg number.

Reply   |   Comment by D_Ram  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#9

Nice easy way to view all my PDF files without opening every file

Reply   |   Comment by Alan  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#8

Doesn't Windows 10 search feature provide search results of file content? What is the advantage of this program over the standard Windows 10 search feature? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#7

The software isn't excactly very fast. Also, there are some GUI details which probably might make it look better. However, I tested it with some words and different files types and it works as promised. Nice preview of the text from each file it finds as well after the search is finished.

I see that someone recommends software as Everything etc. I also use tha specific one which is great. But it doesn't search for words in the files, it only searches for file names. So MSTech Search is a keeper for me, and will most likely be used a lot.

Reply   |   Comment by Pal Kristiansen  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Eric,

Thanks. Was not aware of that, and have always missed that function :)

Reply   |   Comment by Pal Kristiansen  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Eric, I do not see any option under the search menu for "advanced search". How do you get to advanced search? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Pal Kristiansen,
I used to use Everything, but have switched to UtraSearch instead.
I switched because it is better than Everything for File Name searches.
IN ADDITION it can search file contents, as well.
I bet there are many users of UltraSearch that are not aware of this.
There is a field on the right, with no name, BUT that is the field you use to search the contents of files.
I hate indexing, so I always turn off Windows indexing.
UltraSearch does NOT use indexes.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Crombie  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#6

Why is this program listed as version 1.5.4 when the latest version on the company website is listed as 1.4.3.160?

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

David, could be either the website is not being kept uptodate or... cancel that thought... it now says 1.5.4.173 maybe they got a nudge to update the page from your comment :)

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Very slow and hangs after searching 15 directories. I have to use the Task Manager to close it. Useless.

Reply   |   Comment by John K  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#4

Any portable version? Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by hussein  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#3

Downloaded and registered ok. Running the program less so. It is a search in contents, as titled, only so do not expect it to search for named files. You have to select exactly the type of file/s you want searched from a list of almost 50 different types for each search (and bizarrely click on each selection twice for the tick to appear). No option for limiting the search to a particular size or date range. I will delete and carry on using Agent Ransack.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul A  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Paul A, It only searches file in contents. So that means the file name should be no less of a guess work and it has to be precise. Well you see that is exactly why search engines are and should be developed for. Because we forget what we did 2 days ago in PC.
This one is seriously inflexible and of no use to me.
Very bad development. It needs to be activated in real time, freaking for a search engine.
I try to search for a rar file name Everything (i think everybody knows about Everything: https://www.voidtools.com/downloads .Portable and super light below 1 MB and Agent Ransack is 14 MB). It took a good 5 minutes and almost froze my pc. I already have 4 GB RAM, Dual Core, 32bit and 3 Ghz Pro.
Enough for a smooth PC experience and my pc almost switch to BSOD because of this search engine. I had to shut it down from Task Manager. Its a no go for me.
Also u said right, i had to click twice to tick the check box.
Very bad, i have been using Everything for almost 7 years and i am happy with it. This one phhhhfffffffff (sigh)................... not good.
It needs a lot of work, sorry for being rude.
Have a nice day.

Reply   |   Comment by Snakeman  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

Snakeman, thanks for the mention of Agent Ransack... not heard of that one before, it's like an evolved windows gui based ultra-grep. Very useful to find things worked on decades ago but forgot about the specifics and is needed once again.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#2

Firstly the user interface looks a bit amateurish, secondly you have to actually name a path AND name the file type, thirdly upon uninstalling it wasn't aware the app was closed and repeatedly requested to close the app before uninstalling. I'll stick to using MasterSeeker which is free and miles better.

Reply   |   Comment by Laurie  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

Laurie, Does MasterSeeker search the file/document contents, because I don't see it stated on their web page. If not, it's not searching like this program

Reply   |   Comment by CN  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Laurie, the interface look and large installer size and messy program folder is because they use Developer Express Inc .NET User Interface DLLs to build all their programs rather than programming their own user interface. It does not work well in all windows cases.

https://www.devexpress.com/

The uninstaller was asking for the program to be closed before uninstalling because it was likely still running minimised to the systray notification area and needed to be exited rather than just the main window closed.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

TK, No, it wasn't minimised because I also checked via Taskmanager to see which apps were running. It was closed.

Reply   |   Comment by Laurie  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

CN, Yes it does. If I'm searching for a film among my very extensive libraries held in 3 large hdds it will find it and give me ten options including open containing folder, view the film, copy, delete, and it does all this in seconds. It will also do all this for any name entered.

Reply   |   Comment by Laurie  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Laurie, I mean does it search the contents of the document not the contents of the folder. For example I know there is a document that has the word Alaska in it but Alaska is not in the title.If I search for "Alaska" will MasterSeeker find that document?, This program will.

Reply   |   Comment by CN  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#1

If I name my documents, I can search for them at the top of the explorer.

Reply   |   Comment by Kim Olsen  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

Dear Kim Olsen,

Thanks for your comment, it will not only search in the names. You can search in the all supported files contents (word, spreadsheet, ant etc...).

Best Regards,
MSTech Support Team

Reply   |   Comment by Mary Johnson  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

Kim Olsen, If you forgot what the name is, you can use this to search the contents because you know what was mentioned in the document..

Reply   |   Comment by CN  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Mary Johnson, still no prommised update of MSTech Image resize basic giveaway... so not interested in any further of your products until that initial promise is kept.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mary Johnson, the search box at the top of every Explorer window already searches inside of all document types known to Windows, as does the Cortana search if you are on Windows 10. This is duplicating a feature that is already built into Windows.

Reply   |   Comment by FeMaster  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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