HFinder 2017




HFinder is a little tool to search files on your computer, matching results will be showed in a list and you can select results to perform some basic operations like copy, move and delete.

You can also export the results list into a text file for further operations.


HFinder : Main window

HFinder : Main window

HFinder have been released many years ago and now I’ve completely rewritten and optimized it adding some features, a better GUI design (I hope!) and a considerable speed improvement.

You can find files in the selected directory and optionally you can recursively scan all subdirectories, with the matching file you will be able to performs the following operations:

  • Copy : Copy the selected results to a destination
  • Move : Move the selected results to a destination
  • Delete : Delete the selected results from the media

You can also export the results into a text file for your own operations.

The results list can be switched from multiselect mode to single select mode with a button switch.

HFinder : Preferences window

HFinder : Preferences window

The program can also save the latest used search pattern and search directory, just activate these options in the preferences window.


HFinder have an open language catalog format, here are some details if you want to translate your own catalogs.

Each language catalogue is a simple text file with the .language extension, this is important because the program will look for this extension at startup.

The lines starting with /* are comments so you can write anything here, it’s agood idea, for example, to write your name, catalogue version and release date.

The first two lines are:

[SIN]id = 0
[SST]name = English

Where id is the language identification number (0 is reserved for the base catalogue, english), while name is the language name that will be showed in the drop down list in the preferences window.

All the other lines are the translations paired with the catalog tags, you have to translate the text at the right of the equal sign (=).

While translating consider the following rules:

  • [SST] means single string, [MST] means comma separated multi string
  • If you need to insert a comma in a [MST] field use the {COMMA} tag
  • If you need to insert a line feed use the {ENTER} tag
  • If you need to insert an equal sign use {EQUAL} tag

Feel free to send me your translations so I can include them in the next releases.


The software is free but if you find it useful you can send me some bucks using PayPal to keep it updated and improved, even a small cup of coffee is appreciated!



Version 2.1 Available (19 Feb 2017)
Extract the archive on your system and run the updater program, it will download all necessary files for your system and HFinder will be started when ready.

Change Log
– New update system, integrated updater accessible from the About windows
– Dropped MacOS X and WarpOS support, available only on request
– Added missing app icons
– Added the updater and the new update system
– Added italian language
– Latest HGui build with the following features :
— Listview columns that can be resized
— Sorting algorhythm has been improved
— File size column is properly converted and can be sorted


OLD versions  (zip archives) :

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