Hermetic MultiFile Search
Hermetic Systems

Software for indexing and quick searching of files

Hermetic MultiFile Search is Windows software for indexing — and subsequently searching quickly — text files, HTML files, XML files and MS Word DOCX files (but not MS Word DOC files) in folders and their subfolders on a hard disk, CD-ROM or similar storage medium. (This software is not intended to be used to index or to search online web pages.)

Hermetic MultiFile Search does not simply create a list of files or simply search for character strings in a file. It indexes every word in every file, and any file containing a particular set of words (or any of those words, or an exact phrase) can be found by searching for those words (or that phrase). This software is suited to rapid and frequent searching of a set of files which don't change often in a major way (although minor changes to the files are possible).

a user license
Site license
Examples of uses for this software:

  1. To search the chapters of a book or the sections of a report.
  2. To search the local source files of your website (files on your PC).
  3. To search the HTML files on a CD-ROM.
  4. To search files in a single folder containing many miscellaneous and unrelated files.

Hermetic MultiFile Search consists of two integrated modules, an index module which is used to create an index of the searchable files and a search module which is used to search those files. When the progam starts up you choose which you wish to work with. For an explanation of each, click on the links below.

The software 'Hermetic MultiFile Search' at startup

Result of indexing 475 filesThe index module is capable of indexing a hierarchy of over 1000 text, DOCX or HTML files, totalling over 20 Mb, and containing over 50,000 different words. In one test the index module indexed 475 files (a mixture of text files, HTML files and Word DOCX files) containing 55.61 Mb of text, in about 29 minutes, to produce an index consisting of 117,454 different words. Even with that number of different words the search module returns results in just a few seconds.

The results of a search are displayed automatically in a text box or in your default web browser (with links to the files containing the words searched for).

Compatible with Windows 10
This software is mainly intended to be used to search for words and phrases in a set of files which is permanent or does not change much. Minor editing of the files will not affect performance, files can be removed, and the set of searchable files can be moved to a different place.

It may also be used with a temporary set of files, in the sense that you might just want to search a particular set of files for a short time. If there are fewer than 100 files that you wish to search, containing fewer than 10,000 different words, then the index module will create a new index file in less than a minute and you can then search those files.

To use this software it is not necessary to study a lengthy manual or follow flow charts. Its use is fully explained in these two web pages:

The Index Module   The Search Module

System requirements: This software will run under all versions of the Windows operating system from Windows 98 to Windows 10 with at least 64 Mb of RAM. Installation requires about 3 Mb of disk space.

Trial version: A copy of the software is available for free download from this website for the purpose of evaluation. Click on the following link for further information:
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Price and ordering: A single-user license is available for a period of 3 months or 1 year or with no time limit (a 'perpetual' license). Prices for each type of license are given at Purchase a User License. An activation key is required in order to make the trial version fully functional, and can be obtained immediately (or soon after) your purchase.

Refund: A refund will be provided promptly up to 30 days after purchase if the software does not perform satisfactorily.

Updates: Purchasers of a user license for this software are entitled to an update to any later version at no additional cost.