Search for Text In Compressed Files, Duplicate Files and More with LookDisk

Written by Pramodh KP

August 13th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Posted in Computer

It often happens that you remember the content present in a particular file, but forget the name of that file. In such situations, it becomes difficult to look for a particular file you want. Also, it will be a nightmare if it is archived (i.e., in .zip, .rar formats).

There are very few tools, I guess, that look for text inside the archived files too, and one such tool is LookDisk. LookDisk is a small freeware tool, weighing around 10 MB. It has many good features. Overall, it’s a fully packed tool for searching something on your computer, which a normal Windows Explorer search won’t yield you.

Let me dive right into the features of this tool. I am going to list out only the features that are not present in, or different from other search tools available.

  • First, as I told you above, it can search even files inside archives, for text.
  • There are two tabs. One called “Search parameters” and the other “Ext parameters” for any kind of search – Be it a search for duplicate files, or general search. You can save the parameters that you choose for a particular search.
  • Search for multiple file names or exclude multiple file names.
  • You can exclude files with certain extensions, even archives.
  • You can also search for top 10 largest files in a drive or a folder.

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These are some of the prominent and unique features in this tool. As far as I know, there are not much tools that have all the general features along with these additional features. So, I can say that this is a fully packed search tool for Windows.

Also, if you are searching for a tool that would only search within compressed files, then you can do that right from your computer.

How to Search for Compressed Files in Windows 7 search

First, open any folder. Click on “Organize” button on the top-left corner. Go to “Folder and Search options”. There, under the search tab, select “Include compressed files (ZIP,CAB..). That’s it.

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You can now search even inside compressed files. However, this might slow down the search a little bit.

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Do you know any other tool worth mentioning? Then, please let me know through the comments form below.

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