iFileX
iFileX 1.3.1
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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
What's New
Version 1.3.1:
  • Fixed placing the result window outside the desktop area on some systems. (introduced in 1.3)
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



MacUpdate - iFileX




  • EasyFind
    +32

  • Find Any File
    +9

  • NuKit
    +6

  • GrupaDupa
    +5

  • Tembo
    +5

  • HoudahSpot
    +5
iFileX User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
(45)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(53)

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burypromote

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Pir_anha reviewed on 15 Dec 2013
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.
[Version 1.3.1]

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burypromote

+18
Pir_anha replied on 15 Dec 2013
sorry, i looked at too many of these utils today. ;) replace "find any file" with ifilex. comment stands; it was meant for ifilex.
burypromote
+1

+3

M31 reviewed on 14 Dec 2013
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.
[Version 1.3.1]


burypromote
-4

+43
Psychiatry commented on 24 Jan 2013
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.
[Version 1.3.1]

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burypromote
+1

+153
Old_guy replied on 26 Jan 2013
Guess you are missing the point. iFilex finds files Spotlight cannot find. It is not intended to search inside files at all.
burypromote

-109
BigJohnson replied on 31 May 2013
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.
burypromote
+3

+700

Jazzyguy reviewed on 06 Jan 2013
This app keeps getting better and better!
[Version 1.3.1]

1 Reply

burypromote
+1

+80
piquadratpi2 replied on 07 Jan 2013
I agree totally! And it is a very important app too...
burypromote
+3

+700

Jazzyguy reviewed on 05 Jan 2013
A great Free App. It does the job and does it right every time!
[Version 1.3.0]


burypromote
+4

+6

Johnny_n reviewed on 29 Aug 2012
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...
[Version 1.2.6]


burypromote
+3

+71

Madmacmad reviewed on 18 Jul 2012
thxxx Dev's
still the best free search tool & still my favorite !!!!
highly recommend !!!
tip: it finds also invisible files !!! Very Helpful .... you know...
[Version 1.2.6]


burypromote
+3

+700

Jazzyguy reviewed on 24 Jun 2012
Great Freeware! Finds whatever you want it to find!
[Version 1.2.5]


burypromote
+4

-1

JacobsIvan reviewed on 18 Jun 2012
Nice UI and fast finding of files. Has some nice features not found in other comparable apps. For example the pathfinder at the bottom is top notch, open in Terminal is great, finding duplicates, .. ..

Free it is and great it works.
[Version 1.2.3]


burypromote
-12

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aaaaaaasasdasdasdads reviewed on 01 Jun 2012
Searching for: Aptana
EasyFind results: 352
iFileX: 80
[Version 1.2.3]

1 Reply

burypromote
+7

+134
Osxbytes Dev replied on 03 Jun 2012
By default iFileX only searches in the boot volume. You can select all volumes (or certain) volumes to search in the drop down menu.
It should/will find equal amount of files.
burypromote

-11
Andyrogers had trouble on 05 Jan 2013
1.3.0 app's window slips under the menubar; can't move it down. MBPro 13" Retina.
[Version 1.3.0]



+1

Zeroin rated on 16 Feb 2014

[Version 1.3.1]



+6

BadBadger rated on 02 Jan 2013

[Version 1.2.6]



+80

Weaselboy rated on 18 Jul 2012

[Version 1.2.6]



LoVingFrontBuraka rated on 17 Jul 2012

[Version 1.2.6]



+227

Eric-Woehler rated on 17 Jul 2012

[Version 1.2.6]



+1

CNYMAC315 rated on 26 Jun 2012

[Version 1.2.5]



+55

MetroMrX rated on 22 Jun 2012

[Version 1.2.4]



+38

UntilGravity rated on 16 Jun 2012

[Version 1.2.3]



+80

Weaselboy rated on 17 Mar 2012

[Version 1.2.3]



+80

Weaselboy rated on 12 Feb 2012

[Version 1.2.2]


Downloads:50,224
Version Downloads:23,489
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:06 Jan 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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 results
    Easy show or hide packages content, hidden files and/or folders.
  • OS X 10.7 Lion ready:
    Enabled 'Put Back' feature, full-screen support and Quicklook
  • No indexing:
    iFileX does not saves index files and does not depend on Spotlight.
  • Advanced boolean operators:
    Search after names, file sizes, creation and or modification dates, Folders, Alias, ..
  • Localized:
    Coming soon.
  • Sparkle:
    Keep your version up-to-date.


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