There are several software solutions that enable users to quickly search the contents of their files and display a list with the files that matched the specified keywords and Agent Ransack is one of them.
The app runs smoothly on all computers running a recent edition of Windows and you simply need to enter the keyword you are looking for, as well as the filename you are interested in. You can further restrict the search by selecting the folder you want to analyze - alternatively, you can search the entire drive, but this might take a long time to complete, especially if it is a large partition.
If you are an expert, you can apply more filters to the search, so as to ensure the results are the expected ones. More precisely, you can mention the approximate size the target files should have or you can specify the created, modified or last accessed date. Needless to say, if you do not know these details, you can simply disable them.
Once the search process is complete, Agent Ransack displays a summary with the detected files, and you can preview their contents without even leaving the app - this way, you can easily copy the path of the file you were looking for or open the folder where it is located.
You can export the search criteria to a separate file that you can easily load whenever you want to perform similar searches, whereas the result list can be exported to the clipboard or as a file , be it TXT or CSV, suitable for later analysis.
All in all, Agent Ransack comes with a powerful feature-set that can help you easily locate your files by simply mentioning their exact filename or a regular expression.