What is New in UltraSearch Free?

Version 3.4

New features

  • The search speed when searching for file content has been increased by no longer searching files without usable content (such as exe, dll or other system files) by default. Which file types should be searched during the content search can be set via a new settings dialog under Options > Configure file content search.
  • New instances of UltraSearch can now be started via the File > New Instance menu item or the shortcut key CTRL + N in order to be able to carry out further searches in parallel. Your wish in our feature voting platform.
  • The result list now has columns for file extension, MD5 checksum, owner and NTFS permissions.
  • File names can now be excluded from the search in the Query Composer. Your wish in our feature voting platform.
  • In the batch renaming dialog, buttons can now be used to add additional files and folders for renaming.
  • The bulk renaming dialog is now opened for renaming multiple files via the context menu or F2.


  • File and folder information that is already in the main memory is now retained when a drive or file path is deselected. If the drive is selected again at a later point, this information is now available without rescanning the drive.
  • The search speed of the file content search has been significantly improved through further parallelization when reading the files.
  • When loading a search without a search pattern, the current search pattern is now retained.
  • "Size" and "Occupied" columns are now sorted by descending size by default. Your wish in our feature voting platform.
  • When using date, size or file group filters, an * does not have to be entered additionally to start a search according to the selected filter criteria.
  • File and folder information for search paths that are no longer used can now be deleted from the internal cache via the context menu of the drive list.
  • Minor improvements to the status bar have been made.


  • File system changes on mapped network drives are now recognized correctly.
  • Other small bug fixes and improvements have been made.

7 November 2022

Version 3.3.1

The delivery of the 32bit version of UltraSearch ends with this version. Starting with version 3.4, UltraSearch will only be released as 64-bit version.

  • Languages written from right to left are now displayed correctly when entered in the search field.
  • The content search can now also search for terms with special characters in UTF-8 encoded files without the so-called "Byte Order Mark".
  • An error when starting UltraSearch with additional command line parameters has been fixed.
  • A problem opening PDF files with a comma in the file path has been fixed.
  • Deleting files via the context menu while pressing the Shift key no longer moves the files to the recycle bin but deletes them directly from the hard drive.

29 June 2022

Version 3.3

New features

  • User interface components and icons have been redesigned for a more modern Windows 11 style look.
  • [Professional Edition Only] Search settings can now be saved and loaded via the "Save/Load search" button on the home ribbon.
  • The result list now has columns for the width and height of images.
  • A column for the duration of audio and video files has been added.
  • [Professional Edition Only] The date filters now offer the option of manually entering the time span via input field.
  • The search syntax now offers a new property "path:" to restrict the search to specific folder paths. More detailed information and examples can be found in the program help.
  • The folder paths of the selected files and folders can now be copied to the clipboard via the context menu of the result list or the shortcut "Ctrl + F".


  • [Professional Edition Only] The manual selection of an interval for date filters has been improved. When selecting a day in the selection box, it is now clearer which days belong to the current month.
  • UltraSearch is now also available in Russian, Polish, Norwegian, Danish and Vietnamese.
  • Visible days of the previous month or the following month are now greyed out in the date filters.
  • Clicking on an active file group filter in the filter panel no longer opens the dialog for editing the file groups, but rather a dropdown for quickly switching to another file group.
  • When renaming files, just like in Windows Explorer, only the file name is selected by default without the file extension.
  • Buttons for manually starting and stopping the search can be displayed via "Options > Miscellaneous > Show start/stop buttons".
  • When clicking in the search field, the complete search entry is no longer selected, but the cursor is placed at the position of the mouse.
  • [Professional Edition Only] The context menu of the result list now has an entry for bulk renaming of the selected files.
  • To search for groups of files, the "type:" property has been replaced by the "group:" property in the search syntax.
  • The input field for the file content search now has a button on the right side that can be used to delete the search input.

Bug fixes

  • A problem when opening files with Adobe Reader has been fixed.
  • An error has been fixed where the files deleted via the file operations dialog were not removed from the result list.
  • An error that made it temporarily impossible to access files from other programs has been fixed.
  • File system changes on network drives were not recognized correctly in some cases. This issue has been resolved.

Changed compatibilities

  • · Windows ARM-based PCs are now supported.

12 April 2022