Installation of Search application

Where to get Search application?

You can download our free Search application at this DOWNLOAD link.

Installation of Search application

The installation is simple. Just open the downloaded file and follow the installation process. You may also need Microsoft .NET Framework to successfully launch Search.

Microsoft .NET Framework

To run the Search application you require Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 or above. If you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7, .NET Framework is already installed in your computer. Windows XP users need to download and install it. You can find the latest version of Microsoft .NET Framework at the following link:

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (Web Installer)

Launching of Search application

Double click on the icon on desktop or click on it in the Start menu to launch the application. Its a simple Window that offers you couple of features. Search direct search feature

The main feature of Search application is its direct link to our file extension database. Simply write the file extension you are looking for in the search box and click on the Search button. A new window with your default web browser will launch and link you directly to search results on our Search search box highlighted screenshot Search context menu addition

The second feature of Search application is a new item in windows explorer context menu, that allows searching for file types directly by right clicking the file in Windows Explorer. new context menu option screenshot

By clicking on the the - How to Open This File? option a new window with your default web browser will launch and link you directly to search results on our website for that file type. Search show/hide file extensions in Windows toggle

The third feature of Search is a toggle, that allows you to quickly hide or show all file extensions in Windows Explorer without the tiresome manual changing of the settings.
Just check the box next to Show file extensions in entire Windows system to show all file extensions on all files visible in your Windows Explorer. If you want to again hide the known file extensions, just deselect the box. Search show file extensions box highlighted

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