The CurrCon Java Applet displays prices on this
web page converted with today’s exchange rates into your local international currency,
e.g. Euros, US dollars, Canadian dollars, British Pounds, Indian Rupees…
CurrCon requires an up-to-date browser
and Java version 1.7 or later, preferably 1.8.0_05.
If you can’t see the prices in your local currency,
Troubleshoot. Use Chrome for best results.
A free program to index and search your hard disk.
The current version is 3.7.0Last revised/verified: 2013-01-30.
I use it all the time.
The advantages include:
Very rapid indexing.
Unlike Google Desktop it indexes all the files it is supposed to.
It indexes videos, pictures, emails — all manner of files.
You can search by folder, filename, keyword contents, extension, class of file etc.
It uses a special windows hook to instantly detect changed files. It does not need to periodically scan the
entire disk to find them.
It is able to index emails individually.
It lets you know exactly what file it is working on when indexing.
It allows complex searches with AND (+), OR, NOT (-), wildcards (*), parentheses, quotes (for exact match
of phrase), NEAR. By default, it insists on all words being present.
It integrates with the Copernic web search engine.
The web image search is much better than Google’s. It gives you pictures only of what you ask for.
When you make a spelling mistake in your desktop search, is asks Did you
mean…, just the way Google does on web searches.
I am not totally sure of this, but it seems to put priority on getting recently modified files indexed
first. This means the index is useful relatively quickly. This can be useful if you stored a file and
can’t recall what you called it or what directory you put it in.
If you tell it to use a drive with more space for the index files, it does not idiotically start indexing
from scratch leaving the old indexes behind to clutter your disk. It moves them.
You can also use it to rapidly find files anywhere on the disk when you know the name. Just put the name in
quotes in the filename box. If you only know part of the name, leave off the quotes.
The disadvantages include:
Even after all these years they have not got the most basic bugs out. It keeps reindexing files that have not changed and refuses
to index all the files you ask it to. Only when you do a query mentioning a specific directory does it finally get off its butt and
index that directory. They seem to have almost no interest in fixing bugs.
When it indexes as other programs are using the files, they fight, with the result is often files are
corrupted or deleted. I find it best to turn of Copernic indexing when I am running batch processes. If you
have the Copernic window open, it waits or only 10 seconds of inactivity before resuming indexing. If it is not
open, it waits 10 minutes. I have found it necessary to manually turn off indexing any time I am installing
software or running a background batch process, such as expanding HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) macros. I can add commands to my bat
The results are sorted by directory, not goodness of fit. You tend to get swamped by too many hits of only
one word in your set.
When you update files, it instantly deletes the file from its index, so you won’t be able to find it
until perhaps an hour later when it has had time to reindex the file. It should keep the old indexing until it
has time to reindex the file.
It works only in Internet Explorer and Firefox. It does not work in my favourite browser Opera. With Opera,
Copernic works as a separate program, that will spawn the Opera browser for each page you request to
You can’t turn it off completely without uninstalling it. In fact I could not even turn it off to
install a new version, and neither could the installer. I had to uninstall.
If you exit, and restart, it will not index files that were modified or created during the time it was not
running. One trick to get around this is to manually temporarily rename a directory tree then rename it back to
trigger a reindex.
It can be useful to monitor the indexing status to see what files it is indexing. If you see it indexing
garbage, e.g. browser cache directories, you can add those directories to its list of do-not-index
Its indexes are case insensitive. This means you can’t find only words that appear in all upper case, e.g. acronyms e.g.
ASP (Association of Shareware Professionals) but not asp, Cleopatra’s deadly snake. OTOP (On The Other Paw), the
advantage of this is more more compact indexes and faster searching. There are ways of getting gettingh the benefits
of both case senstive and insensitive searching that I have emailed to Copernic. We will see if they act on them.
Copernic is based in Québec Canada.
They also make a web-based search called Copernic Agent that examines a number of other
specialised search engines and combines results. Depending on what you are looking for, it consults about a dozen
of the search engines in its much larger list. There are three versions of it. The basic one for home use is
free. It is fully functional There is a
personal version and a
professional version. Unlike most search engines you download software to use it that works inside
Internet Explorer, but not other browsers. It is a full-blown GUI (Graphic User Interface) in its own right. Oddly it does not include the
excellent image search you can get by using an ordinary browser.
Copernic stores its configuration files in C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Copernic\DesktopSearch2\.