file search - search text in archive
|Have some files in
zip archive? Good idea! But these files must be search-able, use
File Search Assistant to search files within archive files.
Often files are stored in archives, and the most popular format of
archiving is zip. It's widely applied cause of good compression and
the possibility to view the zip archives like common folders.
Why cannot use Windows search in zip files
And sometimes ones need to find some data in the zip files, and
it's really impossible to do within common Windows utilities, for the
Windows Searcher usually ignores all archives and finds only filenames
according to the request.
Sure, it's possible to search manually, but what for, if the
process may be eased?
Using Files Search
Assistant to search ZIP archives
You may use the File
Search Utility (FSA), it would allow you to search in the archives,
and if thy contain sub-archives, to search also there.
XP search in zip files
Windows XP treats ZIP files like folders. If you're not
familiar with ZIP files, this can be convenient. However, if
you've already got a utility in place to manage your ZIP
files, this new feature can just get in the way. For example,
Windows will search inside ZIP files when using Search - For
Files or Folders, a process that not only causes searches to
take longer, but one that may cause incomplete information to
be displayed in the Folder column of the search results.
Searching in archives takes some more time for the utility needs to
browse the zip-files, containing several files inside. And if you need
some data to be found rapidly, you may uncheck the field "Search
in zip-files", and the search would fasten.
FSA's as zip search tool features and benefits
- After files are found, the FSA generates easy-to-read report,
where the criterions and path to all files are listed. It allows
you to easily access to found files - simply click on the link,
and you get it!
- Plus you may create a list of folders, where the required
information is probably stored, and the FSA will search only
there, it will also reduce the searching time.
Why choose FSA to search zip files?
Sometimes it's really important to find some data, which is not in
use already, and is zipped. FSA gives this possibility, and using it
you may realize the motto - time is money.
Get File Search Assistant
You can get File Search Assistant right now. It's a file search
tool that allows to search for popular file types on local hard disk
and across a network.