Folder Ferret

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4.9/5 8
Search for files in a custom location in your computer by file type, creation and modification date, size, and file attributes, as well as include or exclude hidden and/or system files

editor's review





Folder Ferret 2 is a lightweight Windows application designed to help you list the files that are comprised in a folder by file type.

Portable running mode

You can take advantage of the fact that the program comes in a portable package and deploy it on your system without having to go through installation steps.

The utility can be copied on portable media devices and carried with you all the time. It does not store entries in the Windows registry, only if you opt for registering it into the context menu.

Straightforward looks

Folder Ferret 2 sports a user-friendly interface that places all the configuration settings at your fingertips. Although there’s no support for a help manual, only a ‘Readme’ file, you can decode the tool’s features on your own as they are highly intuitive.

The GUI is made up of three main panels that allow you to tweak the search process, check out the results, and view a list with all items found for the selected file type.

Plus, you can integrate or remove the program within/from the context menu and change the looks of the tool with the aid of plugins.

Set up the search parameters

The application allows you to customize the search process by specifying a user-defined directory. In addition, you may include or exclude hidden and/or system files, and process subfolders.

You can apply filters using masks (file type and filename). Plus, you can customize the search mode by creation date, date when the file was last modified, size (greater, equal to or less than a user-defined number) and file attributes (read only or archive).

Search results

Folder Ferret 2 impresses with speedy search algorithm. It automatically builds up a list with the results, offering information about the file type (e.g. EXE, JPG, BMP, ZIP, ISO, SWF), description, count (how many items are detected for the current file type), and size. In addition, it reveals details about the total number of files, total size, and total file types.

The program is also able to show all files that are found in the search task for the selected file type. In addition, it displays extra details about the filename, creation date, modification date, size, and attributes. It remains friendly on system resources, so your computer’s performance is not hampered.

The search results can be copied to the clipboard and exported to CSV file format. Plus, you can copy or move the selected file to another directory, delete files, open Windows Explorer for the target item, as well as check out file properties.

A fast and reliable search tool

All in all, Folder Ferret 2 provides a user-friendly environment and quick search mode for helping you look for files, and is ideal for beginners and professionals alike.

Folder Ferret 2 was reviewed by Madalina Boboc
Last updated on March 8th, 2015
Folder Ferret 2 - The main window of Folder Ferret 2 allows you to explore the contents of your foldersFolder Ferret 2 - You can rely on Folder Ferret 2 to copy, move or delete selected files, explore their properties or filter them

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