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A dark mode is planned for V3.1.

UltraSearch is optimized for fast searching and finding and offers a simple interface with quick access to the most important search functions, such as folder or file search, exclusion filter or file type search.
The program is intended for "quick searches on demand" and indexes the file information in the system memory for this purpose, for lightning-fast results.

The TreeSize file search is much more flexible and offers you additional search options such as date, size and attribute filters.
Predefined search settings let you find duplicate, temporary or very large files.
The TreeSize file search not only offers versatile search options, but also offer in addition to the main module a great way to clean up your hard drive.

Since Windows Vista and later, Microsoft enforces more strict security rules on the operating system. One side effect of this is that you may not see your mapped network drives anymore (Windows 8 and later), or they all appear disconnected (typically in Windows Vista and 7) in allapplications that run with administrator privileges.

This is because Windows uses different user environments for non-elevated and elevated processes. There are some workarounds to gain access to those network drives anyway:

  • Manually enter the UNC path (e.g. "\\server\share") of the network drive in the drive list.
  • Activate "Linked Connections" as described here.
  • Deactivate the option "Always start as administrator" under "Options > Application". However, this is not recommended as it can slow down the search because UltraSearch cannot access the Master File Table of local drives without administrator rights.

If you want to use Regular Expressions to search for files, precede the search term with a tilde ("~"), for example:
name: ~(?=.*help)|(?=.*online)
to search for all files that contain the word "help" or "online".

Further information can be found in our online manual.

Context menu entries in Windows can differ depending on whether an application was started  'as administrator' or not. Since the Windows Explorer, unlike UltraSearch, is not started 'as administrator', there may be differences in the context menus.
You can start UltraSearch without administrative privileges by disabling the setting 'Options > Application > Always start as administrator'. However, this is not recommended because it prevents UltraSearch from accessing the MFT (Master File Table) and may slow down the search in UltraSearch.

You can observe the same behavior if you start the Windows Editor ('notepad.exe') by right-clicking and selecting 'Run as Administrator' and then selecting 'File > Open...'. In the file selection dialog shown, you can also open the Windows context menu with a right click. The entries you are looking for are also missing here.

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