FileSearchEX Change Log

Version - July 27, 2020
  • Added support for customizing extensions sent to iFilter via registry Option_iFilterSkipExtensions.
  • Added support for changing the Size column format via registry Option_SizeColumnFormat.
  • Changed defaults for Option_iFilterSkipExtensions and Option_SearchInsideFileExtensions.
Version - April 6, 2020
  • Improved support for high DPI displays.
  • Added Text Preview mode for Containing Text queries.
Version - October 10, 2019
  • Added search from a default location option.
  • Added support for playing a wav file upon search completion.
  • Added searching for folders only option under Types.
Version - December 23, 2018
  • Improved support for SaaS and Perpetual license installations.
Version - June 23, 2018
  • Restored support for searching archive files via new plugin (FSExtract.dll).
  • Changed searching archive file behavior. See page 9 in the help manual.
  • Fixed issue searching Outlook PST file attachment names.
Version - June 15, 2018
  • Updated Help file.
  • Removed archive files plugin (Proxy.dll).
Version - June 6, 2018
  • Added Invert Selection option to the Edit menu.
  • Added support for maintaining selection on sort for 10K items or less.
Version - May 10, 2018
  • Added registry option to configure search history totals defaulting to 20 entries.
  • Fixed system bell sound when pressing RETURN to initiate a search.
Version - April 24, 2018
  • Added support for searching Outlook PST files.
  • Improved license key errors.
  • Improved closing forms when using the ESC key.
  • Changed how a search works when "search inside archives" is checked.
  • Fixed license error when two keys present.
Version - March 19, 2018
  • Fixed Copy/Cut from edit boxes when focused.
  • Changed DLL unload on application shutdown.
Version - September 27, 2017
  • Fixed searching archive files recursively. Archive folders support still incomplete.
  • Fixed Copy As Path line endings.
  • Fixed Copy As Path when Unicode strings are present.
Version - January 2, 2017
  • Added support for Copy As Path under Windows 10.
Version - September 21, 2015
  • Added support for searching archive files (ZIP, CAB, etc.) via plugin.
  • Improved support for High DPI displays to the installer.
  • Improved File Options dialog.
  • Changed "Search system folders" to be configurable.
  • Fixed CPU spike under Windows 8 and higher when using Thumbnail view.
Version - August 10, 2015
  • Added support for searching files without BOM. Automatic character encoding detection.
  • Added icon to the right click context menu.
  • Changed behavior for the "Advanced Options" pane. Options are always persisted.
  • Changed IFilter_Proxy to be located in the plugins directory.
  • Fixed items in the list showing up as hidden (gray) when an adjacent item was removed.
  • Improved the uninstaller.
Version - April 24, 2015
  • Added support for searching inside WPD files.
  • Fixed issues with Cut and Copy selected text on TListView.
Version - May 19, 2014
  • Added native Drag & Drop support.
  • Added preview images while dragging (when available).
  • Added UAC prompt support for "rename" operations.
  • Added keyboard shortcut CTRL+ENTER.
  • Improved context menu performance.
  • Changed ListView appearance.
  • Changed default thumbnail size to 128 pixels.
  • Fixed issues with Copy, Cut, and Delete from Virtual folders.
  • Fixed font clipping on Windows Server 2008.
  • Fixed Font form positioning.
  • Fixed issue when canceling deletion operations.
  • Fixed crash on trailing OR keyword.
  • Other miscellaneous improvements.
Version - April 17, 2014
  • Added support for Virtual folders and mobile devices (BETA).
  • Changed "Open Containing Folder" behavior.
  • Fixed issue when using "Edit / Clear" and the system Clipboard.
  • Dropped support for Windows XP.
Version - February 07, 2014
  • Added support for searching inside PDF files.
  • Changed default font.
Version - December 04, 2013
  • Fixed error when using an asterisk in the middle of a search term.
  • Fixed error when parsing drive letters.
Version - October 17, 2013
  • Added additional translation strings.
  • Fixed some translation string mappings.
Version - August 28, 2013
  • Added option to search by file Type and custom types.
  • Changed rename operation to exclude the file extension.
  • Fixed issue with spaces in file extensions.
Version - June 28, 2013
  • Added option to customize fonts.
  • Added previous history to the LookIn combo box.
  • Changed Advanced option to be checked if Persisted option is checked.
  • Fixed bug with translations.
  • Fixed issue where a term with a dash was treated as a NOT operation.
  • Fixed issue where folders were added to a Size or Date restriction.
  • Fixed issue where ListView would scroll as new results were added.
Version - May 21, 2013
  • Added support for Boolean terms AND, OR, and NOT.
  • Added support for Regular Expressions (Perl 5.12 syntax).
  • Added support for finding an item in the ListView when typing more than one character.
  • Added history to the Containing Text combo box.
  • Fixed column display error when sorting on a right click.
  • Fixed cleared history error when clicking "New Search".
  • Fixed several Unicode case folding errors.
  • Fixed issue showing KB, MB, and GB sizes.
  • Fixed bug when pressing ALT+F4.
Version - April 24, 2013
  • Added support for custom language translations.
  • Added form for managing file extensions.
  • Changed the grouping of folders to default at the bottom after sort.
  • Fixed issue reading .xls files.
  • Fixed losing folder grouping when changing language.
Version - April 5, 2013
  • Added support for high DPI displays.
  • Improved Trial period experience.
  • Improved Start menu shortcut location.
  • Changed menu icons to match toolbar.
  • Fixed various Drag-and-Drop bugs.
Version - October 24, 2012
  • Added German language support. See Tools / Options / Languages.
  • Changed content search behavior for certain file types.
  • Fixed View popup menu appearing after right clicking on column headers.
Version - February 21, 2012
  • Changed "Look in" to show drive labels.
  • Fixed display error on multi-display systems.
  • Fixed error showing PDF thumbnails when Adobe is installed.
Version - February 14, 2012
  • Added binary content search for many file types.
  • Fixed item count when performing a new search after a pre-existing one.
  • Fixed issue where no thumbnail was shown on Windows XP.
Version - January 9, 2012
  • Added Thumbnail view to search results.
  • Added popup menu to search results when no item is selected.
  • Changed status bar details to show "In Folder:" for selected item when not in Details view.
  • Changed "Look in" drop down count to a higher metric to prevent scrolling.
  • Changed default search location to match "Computer" setting.
  • Fixed errors where Windows 2003 and XP x64 were identified as Windows 7.
  • Fixed some items from appearing as hidden after doing a sort.
Version - December 14, 2011
  • Added iconic toolbar.
  • Added option to change search result's view style.
  • Added right-click menu on search result's column headers.
  • Added shading to sorted column.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts ALT+RETURN, F3, F4, CTRL+D, CTRL+E, CTRL+F, and CTRL+W.
  • Added support for searching selected item.
  • Added additional File menu options.
  • Added AutoSuggest to the "Look in" box.
  • Added option to persist "Advanced Options" selections.
  • Added 256x256 icon support to FileSearchEX main icon.
  • Changed status during search to show current directory being searched.
  • Changed status when selecting an item to show additional file properties.
  • Changed "View / Settings" to be located at "Tools / Options".
  • Changed default sort direction for the "In Folder" column.
  • Improved export function.
  • Improved scrolling in Details view on slow systems.
  • Fixed disappearing context menu when selecting a large number of items.
  • Fixed search results returning to the top after item deletion.
  • Fixed automatic sort settings requiring restart to take affect.
Version - November 14, 2011
  • Added to search results item icons.
  • Added to search results colored text for compressed, encrypted and hidden items.
  • Added option to export search results.
  • Added ability to reorder columns by dragging.
  • Added "Rename" to right click context search menu.
  • Added option to group folders at the bottom after sorting.
  • Added option to disable saving search history.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts F1, F2, F6, and F11.
  • Added option to "open containing folder" for multiple items.
  • Added ability for "Look in" to enumerate network shares.
  • Added ability to search system32 locations on x64 versions of Windows.
  • Changed "Look in/Browse ..." default startup directory.
  • Changed search results to show exact bytes when less than 1KB.
  • Changed keyboard CTRL + A and RETURN behavior.
  • Improved searching inside of Unicode text files.
  • Fixed performance issue introduced with version 1.0.7.
  • Fixed off by one hour time reporting for Windows 7.
  • Fixed crash when searching inside large files.
Version 1.0.7 - October 14, 2011
  • Added installer with standard and advanced options.
  • Added instruction manual.
  • Added drop down previous history support to the "Search for" box.
  • Added pipe (|) and (") support to "Search for named" box.
  • Added pipe (|) and (") support to "Containing text" box.
  • Added support for semi-colon (";") as a delimiter.
  • Added a new browse folder dialog that greatly improves ease of use.
  • Added option to allow for opening all file types for "Containing text" searches.
  • Added support for Environment vars to "Look in" box.
  • Changed sort behavior to always group "Folders" together.
  • Changed sort behavior to always clear the ListView if any items are selected.
  • Changed the Search History, newest is now at the top.
  • Changed product icon.
  • Fixed error when right clicking on a folder with Unicode characters.
  • Fixed error when FileSearchEX was launched from a folder with spaces.
  • Fixed date columns to show dates according to regional settings.
  • Fixed alphabetical ordering when sorting on the "Name" column.
  • Fixed not handling SHIFT + DELETE.
  • Fixed ListView not processing arrow up/down key presses.
Version 1.0.6 - August 11, 2011
  • Added support for pipe "|" delimited entries in the "Look In" box.
  • Added option to search using keyword types "Desktop, My Computer, etc".
  • Added option to sort search results automatically.
  • Added option to customize file extensions when file content searching.
  • Fixed tab order on main form.
Version - August 2, 2011
  • Fixed a typo in the title bar.
  • Fixed “Open Containing Folder” option when files or folders contained a comma.
Version 1.0.5 - August 1, 2011
  • Added the ability to reorder column fields.
  • Added additional column fields.
Version 1.0.4 - June 1, 2011
  • Added wildcard control under Advanced Options.
  • Fixed wildcard character parsing.
  • Fixed keyboard presses when search result list not in focus.
Version 1.0.3 - April 28, 2011
  • Added searching inside of files.
  • Added right clicking Start Menu objects.
  • Added new keyboard and mouse options for various tasks.
  • Fixed file size reporting for KB results.
  • Fixed folders being included in date/size constraint options.
  • Changed Install menu location.
Version 1.0.2 - April 18, 2011
  • Fixed issue when "Search Subfolders" was not selected.
  • Fixed issue where results not matching query might be listed.
  • Fixed issue when deleted items were not removed from list.
  • Added options for Date, Size and Advanced settings.
  • Added install option on the file menu.
  • Added admin registry options for easy network deployment.
Version 1.0.1 - March 17, 2010
  • Added right-click options for Cut, Copy, and Properties.
  • Select All options for menu and keyboard shortcuts added.
  • Changed Registry user customized options.
  • Additional Graphical feedback options implemented.
Version 1.0.0 - March 12, 2010
  • First public release.