Wednesday 2 September 2020

Here are three useful FREE text tools I use every day

Here are my three favourite utilities for text file maintenance.

If you work with scripts, batch files, source code, etc. you probably use them already but I will list them here just in case...


Searches for files on all NTFS drives in seconds! Can use multiple wildcards in the search string e.g. *win*.iso or abd*def.j*.

Note: Does not work on exFAT, FAT32 or other non-NTFS file systems - but it is super fast!

Tip: If you add a drive (e.g. NTFS USB drive or change a drives contents), then you must press F5 to reload the NTFS filesystem indexes before searching again.


Compare two files or two folders. Side-by-side view lets you easily copy over portions of a file with just a click. This makes it very easy to compare two versions and make changes.


Find and Replace - find any string in all matching files and can then replace all occurrences with a different string in all those files.

This is useful when I want to find out which files contain a particular string. I can then double-click to load up the file or I can replace the string with a different string throughout all files.


  1. hello Steve, Tnctr Serhat100

    I need your help on something, I would be glad if you could help. I'm putting a config file in grubfm.iso.
    I also put (hd0,1) / boot / grubfm / config file of the flash memory, (hd0,1) / boot / grubfm / rules content
    does not see. How to have config file in both places (grubfm.iso and (hd0,1) / boot / grubfm)

    grubfm.iso>>config>> if [ "${grub_platform}" == "pc" ]; then set MBR=true; fi> grubfm_set --boot 1

    (hd0,1)/boot/grubfm/config>> grubfm_set --boot 1

    1. has

      search --set=user -f -q /boot/grubfm/config;
      if [ -n "${user}" ];
      grubfm_set -u "${user}";
      source (${user})/boot/grubfm/config;

      So it will just find config on first drive it detects.
      You should not have a config file inside your ISO.

  2. (hd0,1)/boot/grubfm/config>> how to structure.

  3. Sorry I don't know the English language for sending a message to the wrong place.