pHiSearch: Free Text Search Software to Search Inside Files of All Types

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pHiSearch is a free text search software that can search inside all type of files. This free text search utility comes really handy for programmers as this can search inside any type of ASCII and Unicode files.

Being a programmer myself, sometimes I am really frustrated with the search function in Windows. It does not search inside file extensions like .aspx, .vb, .js, and more. That’s where pHiSearch shines.

pHiSearch comes with a nice algorithm that can read text inside all type of files irrespective of file extension. So, pHiSearch can search in .Html, .cs, .sql, .xml, .vb, and more. Only feature that I find missing in pHiSearch is text replace feature. You can use Text Crawler for that.


Here are some of the features of pHiSearch:

  • You can search using regular expressions.
  • Use wildcards to filter files
  • You can use an external viewer like Notepad++ to preview the content of the files.
  • It can be integrated with Windows explorer.

pHiSearch is a really useful searchc utility for everyone, whether you are a programmer or not. If you need some desktop search software, you can try Windows Search, Google Desktop Search, or Hulbee Desktop.

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Works With: Windows
Free/Paid: Free