Free Windows Programs by Bob Swanson [working]

find command screen

There is an older web page listing out-of-date programs that I wrote several years ago. They are, for the most part, obsolete. You may certainly download them and try them, but nothing is expected to work, or there may be much better programs around that are also free.

I recently, however, tried one of the older programs and found that it worked just fine on Vista 64. Better yet, I know that it works fine on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. In fact, this program was written to overcome some of the stupid behaviours of the file searcher available in Windows itself, and I don't see a lot of improvement in Windows 8.1. Searching still seems to be hit and miss. While the program is dated (and I don't have the source, or C++ compilation capability), it still works pretty well.

This file finder was last updated July 5, 1999. And, yes it works fine with Vista 64, Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. So, this is a WIN32 program to find files [209K ZIP file].

Runs on a WIN 32 system (Windows 95/98/NT/XP/Vista/Vista64/Win7/Win8/Win8.1). This may seem like a trivial programming exercise, but it is clear to me that each of the many solutions out there suffer from some shortcoming or another. I use this program every day. It is simple and quick and small.

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