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iFileX is not meant to be a substitute for Spotlight but it can find more files including hidden files, packages content, bundles content, etc. You can search as a root user after file size,creation and or modification dates, is Folder, is Alias and file name. This way it is easy to find more related files of applications you try to remove from your system.

Features:

  • Find files that Spotlight doesn't:
    files inside packages, bundles, hidden files...
  • Very fast searching
    Fast searching on HFS formated volumes.
  • Filter more...

What's New

Version 1.3.1:
  • Fixed placing the result window outside the desktop area on some systems. (introduced in 1.3)

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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Macvet22 Member IconComment+24
Macvet22
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Downloaded but rarely used and no more updates. With multimedia formats proliferating, NOT being able to find by 'type' seems ineffectual.

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Version 1.3.1
Pir_anha Member IconReview+31
Pir_anha
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very fast little utility and finds most things i've been wanting to find. also like the compact interface.

my main problem with it is that the search options are a bit rudimentary. eg i can't do case-sensitive searches, and i can't exclude the file extension from the search. for example if i am looking for an ebook about developing PDFs, but can't remember the exact filename, only that 'PDF' is part of it. "find any file" will spit out every file with a .pdf extension, of which i have tens of thousands. not helpful in this case.

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Version 1.3.1
Pir_anha
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sorry, i looked at too many of these utils today. ;) replace "find any file" with ifilex. comment stands; it was meant for ifilex.

M31 Member IconReview+5
M31
+1

I tried others, they were good, but each had short comings. Then I found iFileX, this is perfect, does everything right!

Thanks to the developer.

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Version 1.3.1
Macvet22
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It does what it does right?
But does it do enough? Who wants a proliferation of 'find' utes or a rather more engaging single utility that adapts/ options when needed.

Psychiatry Member IconComment+108
Psychiatry
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I wish iFileX did depend on Spotlight.

The primary reason is that Spotlight also has an index containing information INSIDE FILES.

Spotlight can search for file content, not just file name.

iFileX is limited to searching for file names. It can't search within files.

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Version 1.3.1
Old_guy
+1

Guess you are missing the point. iFilex finds files Spotlight cannot find. It is not intended to search inside files at all.

BigJohnson
+0

I totally agree, I ran into this problem yesterday.

I needed to find a text file with a certain word in the body. IFileX found nothing, that's when I discovered that it can't search within files.

Ran the same search with EasyFind, and the file was quickly found.

Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699
Jazzyguy
+4

This app keeps getting better and better!

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Version 1.3.1
piquadratpi2
+1

I agree totally! And it is a very important app too...

Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699
Jazzyguy
+4

A great Free App. It does the job and does it right every time!

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Version 1.3.0
Andyrogers Member IconComment+24
Andyrogers
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1.3.0 app's window slips under the menubar; can't move it down. MBPro 13" Retina.

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Version 1.3.0
Johnny_n Member IconReview+7
Johnny_n
+4

A great industrial strength app - like when no other tool can do the job or you're going to get tons of hits. Also works flawlessly (many apps don't) with ExpanDrive to search Unix servers if you need to find files with certain creation/modification dates within complicated software installations. The results are easy to filter through, but it would be great to be able to filter those results by kind or extension...

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Version 1.2.6
Madmacmad Member IconReview+120
Madmacmad
+3

thxxx Dev's
still the best free search tool & still my favorite !!!!
highly recommend !!!
tip: it finds also invisible files !!! Very Helpful .... you know...

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Version 1.2.6
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699
Jazzyguy
+4

Great Freeware! Finds whatever you want it to find!

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Downloads 52,870
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Date 06 Jan 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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