Find Any File is Shareware

You may try it out without buying first. Simply download it.

If you keep using it you are expected to pay for it, though.


Find Any File (FAF)

Key Features

  • Convenient folder and icon views for results
  • Can search in other users' home folders ("root" mode)
  • Queries can be saved for easy re-use
  • Can be launched with a self defined keyboard shortcut

New in version 2.4:

About Find Any File – Professional Version

If you have a Pro license, FAF will offer the following extra features:

  • Much faster search times on file servers (NAS, such as Synology, QNAP, WD My Cloud and other Linux and macOS based servers), as long as they allow ssh access.
    Where FAF usually takes several minutes to find items on a server, this will now be finished in seconds. (Mainly applies to search for file names and modification dates but not to content search inside documents, yet.)
  • Faster search of large local folder hierarchies through the use of the Unix 'find' tool where applicable. Cuts search times usually in half.

The Pro feature is currently in development and not offered for purchase, yet!

Contact me directly for a temporary Pro license if you like to help testing this.

To learn about other ways to search on network volumes, see Searching on File Servers.

Planned "Pro" features

  • Search for content with the grep tool on the server.
  • Search on Windows computers through the 3rd party program Everything by voidtools.
  • Concurrent search (perform searching multiple volumes at the same time), for higher performance.
  • Cache results for faster searches (not for content, only for file names, dates etc.).
  • Combine multiple searches, so that they all run together, and add all items into a single Results window.
  • Comparison of items from two Results windows.