mysys is a fast system wide file finder. For people with lots of files.
The first thing mysys needs to do is create a database of all your files.
Great care was taken to make this process as fast as possible by scanning
separate disks simultaneously in a highly multi-threaded scheme.
If you have mapped network drives a popup will ask which ones to include in the
database. Those drives will take longer to index depending on the network connection speed.
CD/DVD/Flash drives will not be indexed, only Fixed drives and optionally Network drives.
Use the Schedule button to create a Windows Task Schedule so the indexing happens at
a time which is most convenient. To delete the task just click Cancel.
Once the database is created you are ready to find files, fast!
In the top left text box, type any filename and hit enter or click Search.
Wild cards are supported such as read*.txt.
You can use AND/OR/- like: this OR that
the - is to exclude like: this -notthat
Use double quotes to find whole phrases.
Use brackets like: (afoldername or anotherfolder) and (*.c or *.rc or *.h)
For that example you would check on the 'Include folder names' option and probably the 'Exact match' option also otherwise will find *.cs, *.css, *.hpp, etc...
Because this database is Full Text Search (FTS) you need to know the first chars of the
file name, so if you're looking for filename.txt, *name.txt won't work! Without this limitation
we wouldn't be so fast! *.txt will work however. Possibly a future version will have an option for a slower
but more flexible search.
You can use the Containing text box to search within the files found. Contents are never
indexed but uses a fast highly multi-threaded algorithm.
File sizes, Dates and Attributes are all read live off the disk, these are not stored in the database.