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Alternatives to windows file explorer

Total Commander (or any similar, like Double Commander) offer an entirely different paradigm, with a lot more functionality. Best for more advanced users.
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GUI-based file search utility, (with Arch Linux package)

Why not continue with Search Monkey itself? Compiling from source is very easy in Arch Linux thanks to Arch User Repository(AUR). According to the Arch Wiki: The Arch User Repository (AUR) is a ...
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GUI-based file search utility, (with Arch Linux package)

I use regexxer for this. It supports all the features you need: Searches inside a given folder Can match filenames with regex Searches the matching files for strings with regex Plus it can do ...
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Need help finding a specific directory printing program

If you are using Windows, the command windows (cmd.exe) will provide you with a similar/useful command, known as tree. You can direct the output to a text file using the > character. The command ...
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Free alternative to Windows Search (full-text indexed search) or non-Java alternative to DocFetcher

I use Agent Ransack. I think it's a nice complementary to Search Everything and I use both in parallel, because they serve different things: file content search and file name search. Agent Ransack ...
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files folder compare / search in all subfolders for Windows / Linux

If you don't care about comparing folders themselves, and just want to find duplicate files, then look for a "find duplicate" program, like FDUPES (it's old home) or RDFind. Kdiff3 compares folder ...
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Code editor to find in files using CSS selectors / Emmet abbreviations?

Element Finder is an app for recursively searching through a directory and finding HTML files which contain elements matching a given CSS selector. There is also a Sublime Text plugin.
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Search documents & display results in snippet view like Google books?

I'm going to recommend AstroGrep which has a very similar layout to the Google Snippet view. It supports plain text files. It is based of the UNIX utility "grep" and is completely free to use. It ...
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Markdown document management system (search index over all *.md files across the system)

You can try Everything. Try to search md files and add a content search parameter to search inside content.
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File search tool

This sounds like a job for some python scripting but I would strongly recommend backing up the original folder structures first. The modules & functions to pay especial attention to are glob.glob,...
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Linux text editor with server-side search over SSH

In a sense, all text editors can do this. SSH search isn't really something a text editor needs to do, or should, but since there's already tools for remote mounting over SSH, and those tools can ...
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Linux text editor with server-side search over SSH

SSH into the remote box and use vi, vim, emacs or whatever text editor you like - I prefer joe. Your use of grep and other utils will be on the local file system, use screen and you can connect and ...
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Alternatives to windows file explorer

If you are looking for a good-looking application (All * Commander tools keep an old fashioned look and feel), then you should try Files, from https://files-community.github.io/. It's still in ...
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Alternatives to windows file explorer

The best solution for me is Explorer++ - Portable - Tabbed browsing - Previews of files as they are selected - Advanced rename - keyboard shortcuts - Customizable user interface - Drag-and-drop ...
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Linux text editor with server-side search over SSH

You are looking for Emacs, Tramp will allow you to open remote files or directories transparently (pun intended). UPDTATE suggested by OP Tramp works by executing process in the remote host via ssh ...
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Deleting empty directories

Using Powershell. Go to the parent folder where you'd like to delete its empty childs and type: ROBOCOPY . . /s /move
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Software to rename multiple files in ascending numerical order regardless of file type?

FreeCommander will do exactly what you want. It is available here: https://freecommander.com/ FreeCommander is very powerful and will provide the functionality to assign ascending filenames to each ...
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Software to find JPEG (JPG) photographs whose modified file timestamp does not match the stored Exif data

I'm a CLI lover, so would suggest exiv2 which is open-source and cross-platform. For the following simple shell script to work, all you need is exiv2 and optionally (for awk and sed) busybox binary (...
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Tool to search text or content inside images in Windows 10

see "Search for text in pictures" on Microsoft Store. Click here!
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GUI for searching the content of multiple large text files or PDFs?

Have you tried the "Full Reader Search" feature in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC? This feature lets you search all of the PDFs in a folder. It's accessible in Edit>Advanced Search (Shift-Control-F on ...
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Tool to search for string exact matches in lots of files on hard-drive (10s of gigas). Is there something out there?

Free, multi-platform, fast, source code, ... (Some of these index inside compressed files, perform OCR, thesaurus search for similar words, SQL database indexing, provide instant results instead of ...
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Regex File Content Scanner with Capturing Groups

Have you tried Agent Ransack? It allows you to scan file name and contents. It allows regex. It displays the results in a table.
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Regex File Content Scanner with Capturing Groups

Notepad++ is capable of that: scans files filtered by file name patterns: 'Yes, see the "Filters" box in above screenshot. for occurrences of a given regular expression: Yes, see lower left radio box ...
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Self-hosted web service for file search

Have you tried TagSpaces? I think it meets at least all of your hard requirements: free and open source, although you can opt to buy a Pro version with more features, if you choose to, has some ...
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File search tool

A duplicate finder like this one should be able to find any duplicates. Usually it is not easy, when used the first time, but sooner or later tools like that come in handy in many situations, so it ...
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Front-end for Windows Search Service

Directory Opus has support for a "Find-As-You-Type field" that can be used to search and won't start a search until you hit enter. To search inside text files, instead of using Windows Search, you ...
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Search in text files with preview snippets

Personally I love grin which is a python library & command line tool, no GUI I am afraid. Free, gratis & Open Source Cross platform OK you need to install python on windows Uses python ...
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Markdown document management system (search index over all *.md files across the system)

Something based on Xapian, like Recoll: http://www.lesbonscomptes.com/recoll/pages/recoll-windows.html It can be fine grained configured to exclude files or folders.
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Free alternative to Windows Search (full-text indexed search) or non-Java alternative to DocFetcher

While I love Archivarius 3000 by Likasoft, and have used it for many years, I am also looking for a stable replacement, but only because Likasoft seems to be no longer operative. One more tool that I ...
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File analyzer and sorter

You can do that with Everything from Voidtools
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