UltraSearch Free Changelog

What is New in UltraSearch Free?

Version 3.1

New Features

  • UltraSearch now has a dark theme for the user interface. Its activation can either be linked to the corresponding Windows setting or switched on and off specifically.
  • Searching for specific file types such as audio, video, or office files has been significantly simplified: By using the file type filter, the desired file type can be selected or changed and activated and deactivated with a simple click.
  • The search for file contents has been streamlined and now offers a separate entry field as in previous versions. If required, this can be activated via a button in the ribbon bar.
  • A new overview bar has been added above the search field. This will provide information about the filters that are currently active.
  • Additional buttons for starting and finishing the search can now be displayed on the "Start" tab via the options. If this option is active, a search is no longer started automatically when a search pattern is entered, but only when the button or the "Enter" key is pressed. Changing the filter settings will still automatically start a new search.
  • [Professional only] The File Operations dialog now has an option to retain the timestamps of files (creation date, modification date, last access) during a copy or move operation on the file system.
  • [Professional only] An option to disable the splash screen has been added.
  • The full version of the product can now be downloaded and installed directly from the demo version by entering the customer ID and installation key. The setup of the full version is performed automatically and unattended and can optionally be deferred until the application is closed.
  • The command line parameter/CLIPBOARD can now be used to copy search results to the clipboard for further processing.
  • Support for Windows Core Servers has been discontinued with this version.


  • The user interface has been made more intuitive: The Search tab has been removed from the ribbon bar. All search and filter functions are now located on the "Start" tab. File operations such as copying, opening or deleting files as well as export functions of the results list have been moved to a separate "Results List" tab, which is displayed when results exist and hidden when the results list is empty.
  • The menu item for opening the file path of a selected file has been adapted to the corresponding option in Windows Explorer. For this purpose, the icon has been replaced and the option has been renamed from "Open path" into " Open file path".
  • UltraSearch is now also available in Japanese, Hungarian and Portuguese (Brazil).
  • To simplify a new search entry, an existing search term will be completely selected again when clicking in the search field.
  • The support of high-resolution monitors has been enhanced.
  • When importing drive information, the drive paths are now displayed in the status bar.
  • The search syntax hints in the empty result list have been removed. More detailed information and examples can still be found in the program help.
  • The hint that UltraSearch is minimized to the notification area is now only indicated after initial activation of the corresponding option.


  • In some cases, UltraSearch could not be started from the taskbar. This problem has been fixed.
  • Languages written from right to left are now correctly depicted again when typed into the search field.
  • In the results list, opening a file by double-clicking would not work in some cases. This problem has been fixed.
  • An error in the selection of the target for file operations has been corrected.
  • Special settings, such as collapsing the ribbon toolbar, are now preserved beyond a restart of the program.
  • In rare occasions, results were displayed twice in the results list. This problem has been fixed.
  • Support for Windows high contrast display mode has been improved.
  • Files are now no longer deleted from the results list when the confirmation to move the files to the Recycle Bin was rejected.

13 April 2021