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Effective File Search 6.8.1

What is Effective File Search?

Search any files on your computer or local network with this effective software.

About  (from SOW)

Effective File Search (EFS) is a powerful but easy to use search tool. Search any files on your computer or local network. Search in folders or results. Search filters include date and size, containing text or hexadecimal codes. You may use Boolean operators to perform multiple keyword searches. All results and paramet...  Read more


Effective File Search 6.8.1 is a software program developed by SOW. The primary executable is named search.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 2.17 MB (2,274,197 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 56% of users of Effective File Search come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sowsoft.com/search.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\efs
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\efs\UnRun.exe" "C:\Program Files\efs\Uninst.exe"
Estimated size: 2.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Effective File Search 6.8.1

Program executable:search.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\efs\search.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe
  • Run32.exe
  • UnRun.exe

How do I remove Effective File Search?

You can uninstall Effective File Search from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Effective File Search 6.8.1, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Effective File Search.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.29%
Windows 10 33.67%
Windows XP 4.52%
Windows Vista 3.02%
Windows Server 2003 0.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.86%
Windows 7 Professional 17.77%
Windows 10 Home 11.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.17%
Windows 10 Pro 7.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.60%
  Germany 7.20%
  United Kingdom 6.80%
  Italy 3.60%
  Canada 2.80%
  Russia 2.40%
  Netherlands 2.40%
  Australia 1.60%
  Brazil 1.20%
  Switzerland 1.20%
  Greece 1.20%
  DK 1.20%
  Belgium 0.80%
  France 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.96%
Dell 20.00%
Acer 13.91%
Lenovo 9.57%
ASUS 8.70%
Toshiba 3.48%
MSI 2.61%
American Megatrends 1.74%
Gateway 1.74%
Samsung 1.74%
Sony 1.74%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.45%
Dell OptiPlex 790 1.82%
Dell XPS 8700 1.82%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 1.82%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.82%
LENOVO Lenovo H520S 1.82%


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