Agent Ransack

Free File Searching Utility

 “If I were shipwrecked on a desert isle and could take only one software program with me, it would be Agent Ransack, hands down.”


Finding files that other search engines miss

Agent Ransack is a free file search tool for finding files on your PC or network drives. It has a Lite mode, which is FREE for both personal and commercial use but also a Professional mode that includes optional pay-for features.

First released in April 2000 the Agent Ransack desktop search app has been helping people find files for over 20 years.

Agent Ransack is free for both Commercial and Personal use

Here are just some of the powerful features available

Immediate results

Found text is shown with highlighted keywords so you don’t need to waste time opening each file looking for the right information.

Boolean expressions

Combine search terms using the familiar Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT.

Office formats

Support for popular Office formats including Office 2010 and OpenOffice.

Perl regex

Support for Perl compatible regular expressions.

64-bit Version

Natively compiled 64-bit version for improved compatibility.

Fast searching

Highly efficient search algorithms mean that you spend less time waiting for results.

Printing and Exporting

Results can be shared with others through reports, printing and exporting.

Corporate Version

For corporate environments we have a more ‘gentle’ branding of Agent Ransack called FileLocator Lite. It’s still free but just has a different name. See the FileLocator Lite page for more information.

Restricted Version

A ‘locked down’ version of Agent Ransack is available for environments where the end-user is not allowed to search their local PC. Please contact Sales for more information.

Available as a single 32/64 bit installer


Supports Windows 7 and higher

Works with Windows 7/8/10/2008 R2/2012/2016 and higher see Requirements for more information.

Agent Ransack is free for both Commercial and Personal use


Our Clients

We take great pride in providing first class customer service to all our customers from large corporations to private individuals. Our customer list is incredibly diverse and includes these household names.

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Agent Ransack is free for both Commercial and Personal use