VX Search Review

VX Search is an automated rule-based file search software, which makes it possible to rapidly locate files by their category, name, extension, size, location, creation or modification date, regular expressions, text patterns and JPEG EXIF tags.

The tool provides numerous additional features, enabling you to pre-configure specific actions when finding a certain number of search results (for instance creating reports, saving results to databases or sending via E-Mail).

Features

VX Search’s main GUI application offers users with advanced file search features such as categorization and filtering of search results, performing file management operations, creating pie charts with various pie slice sizes, saving reports in HTML format, PDF format, Excel format or text format, CSV or XML and CSV/XML reports as well as exporting file search results into SQL databases for further processing or conditional file search actions based on these search results.

Users have the power to customize the appearance and behavior of VX Search by using the ‘View’ menu option. They may select various toolbar icon layouts, modify program shortcuts, as well as enable various logging and reporting options.

VX Search allows one to execute fully automated rule-based file searches in multiple network servers and NAS storage devices simultaneously. It runs as a background service and offers periodic file search operations as well as automatically creating reports based on results of file search operations.

Users may search files by file type, category, extension, file name, location, file size and date of creation/modification/last access as well as regular expressions/user name/file attributes/binary text patterns and JPEG EXIF tags. Furthermore, the Rule Editor utility makes it easy to create and modify complex multi-level file search rules.

The ‘Batch File Search’ menu option enables the user to run pre-configured file search commands across hundreds of network servers and NAS storage devices simultaneously, allowing copy, move or delete operations to take place with files found by batch file searching operations; optional compression prior to file copy/move can also be enabled before copy/move operations take place; special high performance directory scanning mode can also be utilized during these copy/move operations. Furthermore, VX Search’s ‘Display Error Messages in System Tray’ menu option allows the user to display/hide errors when it fails due to access denied errors by either hiding/displaying errors displayed when VX Search was unable to scan/execute a certain command or executes specific file search commands due to access denied errors.

Installation

VX Search stands out from Windows’ own built-in search function by being much more powerful and comprehensive. Specifically designed to assist users in quickly finding virtually everything stored on their operating system, it enables users to locate files and directories quickly based on criteria like categories, names, sizes, extension dates, tags locations dates created/modified etc as well as precise percentage storage space usage data which helps rationalize unneeded items while keeping only mission critical ones.

Users can log into the program’s dashboard via web browser and access their search index, using either default credentials or those provided during installation. After they login, users have the ability to create reports and charts, search by file type, configure sources, change storage location preferences as well as set various preferences such as logging and report options.

The Settings menu offers various configuration options ranging from logging and reporting, changing program shortcuts and layouts, as well as an ODBC interface for data import. Furthermore, there is also a graph button which gives users the chance to choose between various types of round and bar graphs; they may then be copied directly onto the clipboard or integrated into custom presentations and reports.

VX Search also provides a command line utility which can be integrated into user-custom shell scripts or batch files for automated file searching as well as remote administration of multiple VX Search Servers.

This software includes an effective network scanner to quickly detect all network servers and NAS storage devices on a network, searching files on hundreds in one operation. Furthermore, the program can execute pre-configured file search commands and generate individual reports for every detected server or NAS storage device detected – plus you can export this list as HTML, PDF, Excel, text or XML files!

Logging

VX Search logs every file search operation into an event log that can be seen when clicking “View Events.” This log provides an in-depth report of all events occurring during a search process as well as data regarding files and directories processed by this tool; making it perfect for reviewing search results, troubleshooting issues or debugging purposes.

Power users have the capability of creating an unlimited number of file search query patterns, each capable of searching files using advanced filtering criteria like file matching rules combined with logical operators. This enables them to target exact groups of files such as large, newly added or hidden ones.

VX Search logs each file search operation with start/end timestamps, disk or directory name and number of found files; VX Search also shows their locations (path and filename). Users may print directly from their main VX Search GUI application or save as HTML/PDF/text/CSV/XML report files based on user configuration settings or save search profiles that may be immediately run without additional configuration steps required to run searches.

Computer users and IT administrators alike can personalize VX Search by specifying actions to take when it finds certain results, including copy/move files/delete them/compress them prior to moving or deleting and sending an E-Mail when VX Search detects an critical error during scanning of disk or directory.

Other optional settings enable the user to tailor VX Search behavior and appearance, including its GUI app appearance. For instance, the “Tools – Advanced Options” dialog includes options to enable/disable main toolbar of GUI application in VX Search GUI application, minimize it to system tray icon size and show error messages in status area of operating system tray icon.

Reports

VX Search provides an automated file search solution, making it simple and efficient for one to quickly and efficiently locate files, folders, documents, pictures and other forms of data stored across various locations on a system. Users can categorize and filter results before copying or moving files as part of file management operations. Furthermore, the software scans multiple directories, disks and network storage devices at scheduled intervals in order to perform pre-configured file searches on them – then stores results in its built-in reports database for later reference.

This product boasts an intuitive and straightforward user interface that enables them to create search profiles with different settings, including file type and category, extension, regular expressions, text/binary patterns and JPEG EXIF tags. Furthermore, users are also able to search compressed archive files such as ZIP/RAR/TAR.

As soon as the search operation is completed, users can view a comprehensive report that details the search results and location of found files and folders. It includes path information as well as size, creation/modification date, owner and more for each found object found. Depending on user preference, reports can be saved in various standard formats like HTML, PDF, Excel CSV or XML to allow further analysis by external programs.

VX Search goes beyond traditional search results by also providing statistics that provide an overall view of where and what was searched, including details such as number of directories/files found, processing time etc. Regular users as well as administrators can utilize this software without needing elevated privileges for protected or restricted file locations.

VX Search also supports various pie and bar charts that can be saved into standard chart formats, enabling the user to edit chart titles, pages, data range selection and copy it directly onto their clipboard for use in custom presentations and reports. Furthermore, there is a selection of alternative date formats which can be selected to enhance sorting and filtering files external programs.

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