|+ Search Engine|
|+ Office/PDF Support|
|+ Compressed Archives|
|+ Data Discovery|
|+ Reports &Exporting|
|+ Advanced features|
|Lightning fast multi-threaded C++ based search algorithms|
|Network drive searching using either mapped drives or UNC paths|
|Regular expression support on file name and content|
|Boolean style searching (AND, OR, NOT)|
|Enhanced performance tuning for Boolean searches|
|Extended Boolean operators (LIKE, NEAR, LINES, REGEX, DOSEX) [more]|
|Relative date/time searching (e.g. Today -2 days) [more]|
|Criteria can be dynamically loaded from text files|
|Exclude folders based on path or expression|
|Customizable memory manager to control memory usage over large searches|
|Multi-line regular expressions|
|Optional index search functionality for even faster searching [more]|
|Ability to create multiple user-defined indexes on data repositories|
|Share indexes over network drives|
|IFilter powered searching|
|Bespoke Word/Excel text processors for improved accuracy|
|Outlook PST/MSG searching of emails, contacts and appointments (including attachments) [more]|
|Caching database for saving converted text for much faster searching [more]|
|ZIP, JAR, 7Z, RAR, TAR (and more) searching [more]|
|Found files can be extracted from archives using drag/drop or copy/paste|
|Save/load commonly used search criteria|
|View text hits by file|
|Keyword hit coloring [more]|
|Save/load complete search results (inc. history)|
|Show surrounding lines|
|View whole file with highlighted hits and secondary searches [more]|
|Navigate back/forward through previous results|
|Narrow down searches using Search within Search and Search Again functionality|
|Thumbnail previews of images|
|Filter results with as-you-type column filters [more]|
|Favorite searches can be added for quick reference [more]|
|Printing and print preview|
|Export results in Text and CSV|
|User customizable reports (columns, headers etc.) [more]|
|Bulk Copy to folder or ZIP file [more]|
|Export results in XML and HTML|
|Excel compliant CSV exports|
|Keywords reports (summary and by file) [more]|
|Custom export formats (based on XSL Transforms)|
|German, French, Spanish, Hindi, and Chinese translations of User Interface|
|German, French, and Chinese translations of help files|
|PDF foreign character support|
|Command line operation|
|Specific console app|
|.NET 4 class library|
|COM class library|
|Extend supported formats through COM plug-ins|
|User-defined file interpreters [more]|
|Alerts/Notifications on search events [more]|
|Search by file hash (MD5, SHA1/256/512)|
|MSI based installer|
|Portable installation option|
|Launch external editor at line (inc. Visual Studio)|
|High DPI Scaling Support|
Something missing? We ’ve tried to summarize all the features we think you ’ll be most interested in but if there ’s something missing please Contact Us .
Q . Hey, I ’m confused! It looks like FileLocator Pro and Agent Ransack are now the same product and it's just whether they are in Lite mode or Pro mode, is that right?
A . Yep, apart from the name they are both the same. Honestly, it ’s the same code. During the build process an automated script runs that locates all the FileLocator Pro branding and replaces it with Agent Ransack branding and then recompiles.
Q . That's a bit odd, why have two names?
A . It is a bit odd but maybe a short history of the product will help explain:
Apr 2000 - The first version of the product was released under the name Agent Ransack.
Apr 2003 - A Pro version of Agent Ransack was released under the name FileLocator Pro.
Mar 2010 - Due to the discomfort from some people over the name Agent Ransack an alternative rebranded version of named FileLocator Lite is released.
May 2018 - FileLocator Pro adds a new feature that can downgrade itself to 'Lite' mode.
Sep 2019 - Agent Ransack adds a new feature so that it can upgrade itself to 'Pro' mode.
The end result is that we now have a single code base for the product, which is much easier to maintain, but two product names, which is potentially confusing. Over the next few years we'll carefully monitor the demand for both names and hopefully retire one eventually. If you'd like more information on the change please see this blog post.
Q . Does it matter which one I purchase for the Pro version?
A . No, the Pro license codes for FileLocator Pro and Agent Ransack are interchangable, ie you can use a FileLocator Pro license with Agent Ransack and vice-versa.
Agent Ransack™ version History
|2019 (2934)||Bug fix release (17 Nov 2019)|
|2019 (2933)||Bug fix release (14 Nov 2019)|
|2019 (2928)||Major release (17 Sep 2019)|
|2016 (867)||Minor release (2 Mar 2017)|
|2016 (865)||Minor release (19 Oct 2016)|
|2016 (864)||Minor release (10 Oct 2016)|
|2016 (863)||Bug fix release (13 Sep 2016)|
|2016 (862)||Major release (13 Sep 2016)|
|Full Release Announcement|
|2014 (828)||Bug fix release (Nov 24 2014)|
|2014 (825)||Bug fix release (Sep 14 2014)|
|2014 (822)||Bug fix release (Jun 23 2014)|
|2014 (821)||Bug fix release (Jun 20 2014)|
|2014 (820)||Bug fix release (Mar 12 2014)|
|2014 (819)||Bug fix release (Feb 06 2014)|
|2014 (816)||Bug fix release (Jan 6 2014)|
|2014 (813)||Major release (Dec 20 2013)|
|2010 (762)||Bug fix release (Mar 29 2010)|
|2010 (759)||Major release (Mar 15 2010)|
|1.7.3||Bug Fix Release (Mar 3 2003)|
|1.7.2||Bug Fix Release (Sep 9 2002)|
|1.7.1||Bug Fix Release (Jul 10 2001)|
|1.7.0||Enhancement release (Jul 6 2001)|
|1.6.0||Enhancement release (Feb 23 2001)|
|1.5.0||Enhancement release (Oct 21 2000)|
|1.0.2||Minor release (May 21 2000)|
|1.0.1||Bug fix release (Apr 19 2000)|
– Did not fully validate search directory name.
|1.0||Initial release (Apr 10 2000)|
The Agent Ransack help file is available online here: Agent Ransack – Online Help
Alternatively if you have a question about the product please contact Technical Support
What's the difference between Agent Ransack and FileLocator Lite?
FileLocator Lite and Agent Ransack are built from the exact same source code and therefore offer exactly the same functionality. The only differences are cosmetic, ie different names and icons.
Why the two different versions? Agent Ransack is the original name and widely known and liked by many people. However, the name Agent Ransack appears to be a bit too ‘aggressive’ for many corporations hence the gentler sounding FileLocator Lite.
Simple as that!
Hardware / Software Requirements
- Microsoft Windows Vista/2008/7/2012/8.x/10 or higher
- PC with at least a 486 66Mhz processor and 64MB RAM
- 40 MB of available hard-disk space
- Mouse or compatible pointing device
- VGA (800×600) or higher resolution monitor with 256 colors.