ScanFS: Free Disk Cataloging Software

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ScanFS is a free disk cataloging software that helps you to search files in just a couple of seconds. This free disk cataloging utility can search in a single directory or search in directory groups if you are in a hurry to find your file. You can get a live preview of all the contents stored in your hard disk without any rescanning the file system. Now, you don’t have to depend on your Windows Explorer’s integrated slow search engine as you have ScanFS to help you. It’s small, fast and on top of that, it’s free.

This free disk file search software can help you to search multiple files and replace them at the same time. You can use regular or simple expressions for searching file contents and filenames. You will be also provided live preview of images you are looking for. If you are interested to use this free file utility with your Windows Explorer, it comes with Windows Explorer integration so you will be able to use it by pressing F3 or hitting the search button. If you want to save the search result to take a look at it later, you can save and load search results anytime you want.


This free file utility comes with a simple and easy to use interface. You can search any file using multiple file patterns if you are facing problem when searching a file. It also supports Unicode including search results, filenames and file contents. You can also refine your search mode and search within existing results and catalogs. You can movie, rename, copy and delete files or even directories. It also comes with drag and drop interface so you can drop files directly in Windows Explorer. You can also replace your command-line grep command with this free disk cataloging utility as a visual replacement.

Some other file search software we reviewed earlier include Google Desktop Search, UltraSearch, and FileSeek.

Here are some of the features of this free file search software:

  • Search in directory groups or individual directory
  • Search or replace multiple files at the same time
  • Use regular or simple expressions for file contents and file names
  • Get live preview of file contents without rescanning your file system
  • Get preview when searching image files
  • Integration support with Windows Explorer

ScanFS is available for download at Saleensoftware’s website. It’s only 1.56MB in size and is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP.

Download ScanFS Free.

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Works With: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Free/Paid: Free

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