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Effective File Search


Effective File Search is a shareware file search app categorized as a search tool and made available by Sowsoft for Windows.

The review for Effective File Search has not been completed yet, but it was tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled; see below.

Search any files on your computer or local network with this effective software

Effective File Search is a powerful but easy to use search tool. Search any files on your computer or local network. Search in folders or results. Search filters include date and size, containing text or hexadecimal codes. You can use Boolean operators to perform multiple keyword searches. All results can be saved to file. Other features include export, Explorer functionality (icons, context menus) and file operations (copy, rename, delete etc.).


  • Search of files in folders or search results (support of hidden files)
  • Filtering by file date and size
  • Search of files containing text or hex
  • Support of regular expressions for advanced searches
  • Support of all popular file formats
  • Actions with search results (copy, delete, rename etc.)
  • Windows Explorer functionality (icons, context menus etc.)
  • Advanced print, export and report functions for your business
  • All results and parameters can be saved to file

Compatibility and License

This download is licensed as shareware for the Windows operating system from file search software and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after 30 days). The Effective File Search 6.8.1 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the full version of this software.

This file search software can be used on a computer running Windows 11 or Windows 10. Previous versions of the operating system shouldn't be a problem with Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista having been tested. Windows XP is supported. It runs on both 32 and 64-bit systems with no dedicated 64-bit download provided.

Filed under:
  1. Effective File Search Download
  2. Major release: 6.8
  3. File Search Software
  4. Software for Windows 11
Effective File Search has been picked by our editors as good software.
Effective File Search has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Effective File Search 6.8.1 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

Free Download

for Windows
944.44 KB - Tested clean
Free Trial
Windows 11 10 8 7 V XP
Dec 26, 2012
6.8.1 Latest 2012
File Tested
ZIP Archive (portable)
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