Search WordPerfect® documents

Are you trying to search for content within a WordPerfect® document?

The answer is probably yes but you could not find a solution except a strong document architecture. Most desktop search engine will only index WordPerfect® file name and not their content. With Copernic Desktop Search, WordPerfect® documents (WPD, WPF, WP) and their contents are searchable. Read more...

Privacy and security in Copernic Desktop Search

There have been many questions coming in through our support portal about Copernic Desktop Search’s security. As a result, we decided to address this matter on our blog and inform everyone about how much importance we give to security and how it is handled at Copernic. All this information can be found in the Privacy Policy. Read more...

How to optimize indexing performance?

Copernic Desktop Search constantly monitors your computer’s activity to pause the indexing process when the computer resources are highly used by other programs (or processes). It also pauses the indexing process while you use other programs and restarts indexing after a certain period of inactivity. These two features enable CDS to save your computer’s resources. Read more...

Copernic Customer Appreciation Survey

For the past few weeks, we asked our customers a few questions about the company and Copernic Desktop Search. We are only showing you the most popular results as some of the results were only answered once. Read more...

How to search network drives?

Copernic Desktop Search is installed locally on your own PC but if you have a home or corporate network, CDS can search network drives as long as they are shared or mapped. To search network drives, you will need the Professional or Corporate version as the Home version is restricted to your C: drive only. Read more...

Version 3.7.0 Build 8: Windows 8 & Office 2013

We’ve decided to release a minor update to support Windows 8 and Office 2013 before a brand new major version of Copernic Desktop Search Version. In addition, it brings lots of bug fixes which will be detailed in the fixes below.

The new version 3.7 is now available for download via our Download page. Read more...

Windows 8 and Office 2013

Many users are asking us: Are you compatible with Windows 8 and Office 2013?

As for Windows 8, the development team is currently working testing to check the compatibility between Copernic Desktop Search and Windows 8. We will keep you posted as soon as CDS has passed the Windows 8 compatibly certification. Read more...

Avira – False Positive for Copernic Desktop Search

A large number of Avira users got a warning from Avira Anti-virus detecting “TR/Dopper.Gen” trojan. After talking with Avira, they analyze Copernic Desktop Search installation file and they concluded that it was not infected and it was a false positive.

They noticed us that it will be fixed in one of the next updates. Read more...

Version 3.6 is now available!

Yes, a new update for Copernic Desktop Search is now available. We did not included brand new features as we are working very hard to release a new major version.

Here are the fixes:

Changes & Improvements

  • Indexing of Windows Live Mail is now supported (except Contacts)
  • New archive content is now indexed by default (.7z, .rar, .tgz, .tbz, .tbz2, .tb2, .taz, .tlz, .txz)
  • Improved PDF indexation
  • Improved Microsoft Office documents indexation


  • Fixed deskband activation issue when deploying (through GPO).

Version 3.5.1 now available!

With this new release of Copernic Desktop Search, users will get a new version fixing multiple issues that were found in the previous version.

For CDS Home users, please go to the Download page to get the update.

For CDS Professional users, open CDS and click on Tools – Check for software updates

For CDS Corporate users, go to the Copernic Support page and click on Download my software again. Read more...