Many times, when we use the tools that Windows offers us to find different files located on our computer, we find that the results are scarce or inaccurate, and the analysis is too slow. That is why many users decide to use other types of programs developed by third parties, thanks to which they can find those files faster and easier. ScanFS is one of them.
As we were saying, ScanFS is a utility that can help us to quickly locate files on the hard disk, with the advantage over others that it has compatibility with all types of contents, so none of them will be missed. In addition, it has a vast amount of filters that we will be able to apply so that the results are perfectly adapted to what we are interested in without wasting time unnecessarily.
How it works
This software will allow you to choose which part of the disk you want to review in search of your files, and you will be able to select whether to analyze it entirely or only part of it, and even the same happens with external disks that you can connect to the computer. As the survey yields results, you will be able to see them, not only them but also a good amount of details such as their creation date, weight, specific location, etc.
The system will also allow you to select specific folders or subfolders, search for elements or keywords that you think refer to the contents, and limit the results according to their size, date of modification, or creation. This quality is essential because if we have a notion of the searched file, we can prevent the program from searching too much.
Once all the results appear on our computer screen, we can also store them on our PC to be registered or share them with someone else in CSV format. And if you want to compare them in the result, you can also leave a record of your preferred search parameters to repeat them in the future and not have to remember them on your own.
If you wish, you can replace files with other files in multiple files or check the live results to find out if any of the ones that have already appeared is the one you intended to find, even when it comes to images. There is also full Unicode support for filenames, contents, search results, replacements, etc.
If you are looking for audio files and want to listen to them while the search goes on, you can double-click on them and be entertained on the spot. And for a much more direct execution, we have to talk about its integration with Windows Explorer so that when you need its help, you can press F3, accessing the search almost without blinking.
Keep in mind
ScanFS is a tool that can work in a portable way, so you don't need to install it to enjoy it if you don't want to; it is an exciting feature for those with several computers to use it on. In addition, the secondary benefit is that we can carry the software on a pen drive or USB device and run it directly from there without needing an Internet connection to download it.
As far as the user interface of this platform is concerned, we must point out that it passes without significant problems since, although it is not as aesthetic as some of its competitors, it has provided us with an intuitive and fluid experience. Although it is not translated into other languages, which could cause problems for some users, moving between menus is not a problem.
The main positive attributes of this application have to do with how easy it is to learn to use it, and we say that even for those who do not speak English, since the organization of each element and function is close to perfect. On the other hand, being able to run it from USB devices and dispense with the classic installation of different programs, we believe that this can make a difference in its category.
The worst thing
As for the criticisms that we can make to this application, the main one would undoubtedly have to do with the analysis of the entire disk being a little slower than those of other services, although this is related to the fact that they are also more exhaustive.
ScanFS is software that does what it sets out to do: to give us a hand when we want to find lost files on our computer that we don't know their location and other essential details. Despite some minor issues that we consider could be improved, we have no doubts that, in the global thing, it improves with note what Windows offers.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is ScanFS downloadable for Windows 10?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows 10.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of ScanFS.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install ScanFS on your PC, you have to download the ScanFs_build393_Setup.exe file to your Windows and install it.
- Which version of the program am I going to download?
- The current version we offer is the build 393.
- Is ScanFS free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
- ScanFS home
- Operating Systems
- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows 2003
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows 2000