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Search in a PDF with Desktop Search

Copernic Desktop Search is the best search engine to index and find PDF content. It allows you to search one single database containing all your PDF files, your document & email using one unique interface. It creates a unique map of keywords allowing you to search PDFs files using powerful content extractors. You can search any pdf files on your computer, external and network drives with the full version. Start now and increase your search speed and your organization's productivity while reducing the time lost trying to find those documents. Join the 4,000,000+ users in more than 125 countries.

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New Major Feature

Image Text Recognition

With Copernic Desktop Search with Image Text Recognition, you can digitize and search a scan document in only a few seconds. No manipulation required. So, you start by scanning your document, you open Copernic Desktop Search with an activated Image Text Recognition module, you let Copernic index the content of your documents and then you launch a search. DONE!

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Your search, your way

Adding a desktop search tool to your daily routine is a simple task with Copernic. Download the installation file, configure your file sources and Copernic will scan your PC and create your index in real-time. No complicated set-up and you will start getting results in a matter of minutes.


In no time, you can rollout an intuitive and award-winning search experience to your colleagues with all the functionality they expect without paying thousands of dollars.


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AWARD-WINNING SEARCH ENGINE FOR PDF FILE

With version 7, Copernic Desktop Search brings a new way to personalize your search experience to enjoy rich, out-of-the-box extensions with seamless integration to become a power-user. In case with do not need everything that is included in the Full Edition because you only use a few file types, we have created different editions for you to buy. So, we created multiple extensions and you can select only the ones you want. You can add extensions at any point in time by loging in into your account.


Finding the relevant data to you has never been easier & faster.

Copernic Desktop Search is an award-winning search application for Windows that finds your PDF files instantly!


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150 file types
Over 150 file types

The free edition offers you to index and search over 119 file types. When moving to the full version, you get the most used file types such as Adobe Acrobat PDF files, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Cloud Services and many more.

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Search everywhere

The power of Copernic Desktop Search allows you to search truly everywhere, across every drive on your system or network. Search faster as Copernic builds its index at the first use and then simply updates it in the background. Stop being slowed down by Window’s default search engine as you need to select one drive at a time, Copernic will find exactly what you’re looking for.

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Search as you type

Start getting results as soon as you start typing in the search bar. Search results will appear in the preview pane. When you found that file, simply double-click on it and the native application will start.

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Refine fields

The refine pane on the left of the interface allows a user to truly dig deep into the computer files and retreive exactly what you're looking for. Truly customize your search experience by adding or remove criterias linked with each search category.

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Contextual menus

Right-click on any PDF file in the preview pane and immediately see the file's context menu. From there act on your files, documents or emails.

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Search operators

Copernic Desktop Search fully support Bolean operators such as AND, OR, NOT, NEAR and much more. Also, the search bar uses a prefix search architecture. Therefore, it finds words beginning with a given prefix (keyword).

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Low computer resources

Our solution has the lowest memory footprint and computer resource usage in the Desktop Search industry.