Early Access Update Version 4.2

Today, Copernic released a version for the Early Access Update Program for Copernic Desktop Search (4.2).

Changes & Improvements

  • Improved PDF, Word, Excel and PowerPoint file extractors
    • Fixed text superposition issue for PDF documents
    • Fixed indexation issue for PDF and Word documents
    • Fixed indexation issue for special characters for PDF documents
    • Fixed stack overflow issue for ODS, Word and PowerPoint documents
  • Added “Browser” refine criteria for History and Favorites categories

Fixes

  • Fixed configuration issue for archives files indexation
  • Fixed licensing issue when installing a software update
  • Fixed index directory display issue in the options pane
  • Fixed date sorting issue
  • Fixed display issue for icons with extensions longer than 5 characters
  • Fixed issue when the index is no longer available
  • Fixed issue when starting the application when the index file is locked by another software
  • Fixed error message inside the Lite version when serial number is invalid
  • Fixed an issue when moving the index
  • Fixed an issue with opening and printing sub-documents for Microsoft Outlook documents
  • Fixed issue when starting the application when some Windows folders are invalid
  • Fixed several minor issues

To update, if you already signed up to the program, you will be prompted inside the software.

How do I sign up?
Very easy. Inside the software, in the menu, go to Tools – Options – Advanced. Under Others, you can check the box next to “Join the Early Access Updates Program”.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

Early Access Updates Program

Get your updates before everybody else.

What is the Early Access Updates Program?
The EAUP allows you to get the updates and fixes before everybody else. These updates are still in testing mode but they are stable versions. It allows us to get feedback on future issues before it is released to all users. Copernic Desktop Search is, therefore, more stable when an official release is available.

How do I sign up?
Very easy. Inside the software, in the menu, go to Tools – Options – Advanced. Under Others, you can check the box next to “Join the Early Access Updates Program”. You no longer want to receive them, simply uncheck the box.

How does it work?
Once we release an early access update, you will be prompt inside the software to install the update. It is entirely up to you if you want to test it or not.

How can I send more feedback?
We always like your feedback about Copernic Desktop Search. Simply go to Help – Give us Feedback and enter the information along with your Log files.

How do I search for a file on my computer?

To search for files on your computer using Copernic Desktop Search, press CTRL twice and the interface will pop-up.

copernic desktop search interface

In the interface that opens up, you will see the search bar at the top, and the search results window in the top part of the screen with a preview pane at the bottom. You can start typing any keywords in the search bar and search results will start to appear. If you know the type of file you are searching for, then use the Files Tab to refine your search. You can even refine even more using the File Type criteria inside the Files Tab. Then, you can browse the search results and preview them without having to open the native application.

copernic desktop search file search

By selecting a file in the search result list, you will automatically see a preview in the preview pane. You can enter a new keyword to find it in that specific file with the “Find” feature.

copernic desktop search find

Looking for a file on a network drive or external hard drive, you will need the full version. Also, you need to add the source you are looking for in the Copernic Desktop Search configuration. You need to go to Tools > Options > Files. Click “Add” and select your external source. From now on, its content will be indexed by Copernic Deskotp Search including subfolders.

copernic desktop search file

Version 4.1.2 is available

Today, Copernic released a new version of Copernic Desktop Search available (4.1.2).

This update is recommended for all users and improves the usability of CDS.

Changes & Improvements
Added the Early Update Access Program (Tools > Options > Advanced)
Added banner ads in the Trial and Lite versions
Added support for language files for GPO deployment
Added the action “Delete” in the contextual menu for Microsoft Outlook emails
Improved search launch when changing category when no keyword is entered in the search bar
Improved logging
Improved memory usage when previewing documents

Fixes
Fixed resizing columns issue when adding a column in the Standard view
Fixed errors during the installation process if a version 3 was incorrectly uninstalled
Fixed “Maximum File Size for indexing content” issue where the size of archives files were not taken into account
Fixed an issue with the option to index only the file name for archive files
Fixed errors when indexing the index folder
Fixed startup errors when a source file to be indexed is corrupted
Fixed errors while saving configuration file
Fixed an error when displaying thumbnails in the results list
Fixed an issue when saved searches are no longer available
Fixed an issue when the search history is no longer available
Fixed user interface error when changing screen resolution
Fixed a contextual menu issue when an exception
Fixed stability issues with some emails in Mozilla® Thunderbird™
Fixed indexing issue when starting the application where the documents are constantly reindexed
Fixed memory leak issue when browsing the search results list containing images
Fixed graphic issues in the interface
Fixed issue when starting the search engine
Fixed preview issue with archive files
Fixed several minor issues

To update, go to our download page.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

Search Lotus Notes Email

Searching in Lotus Notes can be quite a task when you do not have the proper tool. Most Notes users will have one mail file with multiple mail archives. When they try to search, they need to know roughly where the results are. That means opening each mail file and searching it individually. You can search for items in Lotus Notes using 4 ways:

  • You can hit Ctrl-F or press the binocular icon at the top of the screen.
  • Also, you can click on the Magnifying glass icon or click on View – Search this view depending on your version of Lotus Notes.
  • Another method is to select a view is sorted by the column you wish to search and start typing. A box will pop-up to capture the letters and when you hit enter, you will jump to the first line beginning with those letters. (not the most efficient way to search)
  • Finally, you can download Copernic Desktop Search that has been built to search Lotus Notes Emails & Contacts. It will search in the email title and content.

Instead of complaining about the poor results the native Lotus Notes search capability gives you, give Copernic Desktop Search a try. It is free to use and your Corporate IT will love it as it is very resource efficient.

Version 4.1.1. is available

Today, Copernic released a new version of Copernic Desktop Search available (4.1.1).

This update is recommended for all users and improves the usability of CDS.

Changes & Improvements
Indexing of Lotus Notes items is now supported (Version 7.0.2 to 8.5)
Added deployment options for system administrators (through GPO)
Added the throttling option to indexing network folders and Outlook network email (via GPO)
Added the option to “Save search terms history”
Added the option to import the Copernic Desktop Search 3 configuration at the installation.
Added a search visual cue (Searching…)
Added a unique theme for the lite version
Added the option to export the search results list
Added the highlighting option for keywords in the search results list and the preview pane header
Added asterix (*) special character support when adding a new extension
Improved search for file type refine criteria
Highlighting improvement
Improved Google Chrome™ & Firefox detection

Fixes
Fixed issue with numbers management
Fixed issue with the refine fields default values for “File Type”
Fixed fatal error when using the drag & drop inside the detailed list group
Fixed actions issue on items in Outlook 2003 or less
Fixed « Open »action issue with Mozilla® Thunderbird™ on Windows XP
Fixed critical crash with Internet Explorer® not available
Fixed display issue with the CTRL-CTRL shortcut
Fixed drag & drop issue when the file name contains special characters
Fixed display issue with indexation status
Fixed display issue with the refine fields when changing category

To update, go to our download page.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

Windows Search using Copernic

How to use Copernic to replace Windows Search?

Open Copernic and start typing in the main Search box, and you’ll instantly see a list of relevant files in the search results pane. Windows Search only allows you to search on folder at-a-time, not Copernic. Search everywhere by typing the name of the file or any keyword that may be found in the file content. You can even refine your search using multiple refine criteria to get even more relevant results. Your search keyword are highlighted to make it easier to scan the list.

Windows Search, formerly known as Windows Desktop Search (WDS), can help you find only your files. With Copernic, you can search any type of files- documents, files, emails, attachments, music, images, videos – no matter where they are located on your computer and all under one interface compared to Windows Search.

With a very intuitive interface, Copernic distinguish itself from Windows Explorer which primary task is to facilitate the navigation through your files. Copernic helps you find your files faster and become more productive.

Copernic Desktop Search Lite is offered for free with a limit of 75,000 files.

Update on Heartbleed

Dear users,

Copernic wanted to update you regarding the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug. Given its potential impact, we wanted to ensure you understood potential implications.

The Heartbleed issue is a vulnerability that exposes secure information by exploiting a programming bug in the OpenSSL library that makes the remote process (web server, for instance) leak a random block of memory.

Copernic uses mainly Share-it, from Digital River and Avangate as its e-commerce solutions. The main platform we use, Share-it, does not use OpenSSL. On the other hand, Avangate does and they have issued a statement on their blog: Securtiy Update on Heartbleed.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Copernic Desktop Search 4 on BitsDuJour – 40% Off

Hello! We’re excited to announce that we will soon be featuring Copernic Desktop Search 4 on BitsDuJour, a ‘deal-of-the-day’ website that we’ve partnered with.

BitsDuJour will be offering Copernic Desktop Search 4 on Tuesday 18 March, 2014 for $29.97, normally Copernic Desktop Search 4 is $49.95!

If you have any friends who might be interested in Copernic Desktop Search 4 please let them know about the date. We can’t afford to offer this kind of thing often, and it will be available on BitsDuJour for 2 days only.

Just tell them to visit http://www.bitsdujour.com on Tuesday 18 March, 2014 to get Copernic Desktop Search 4 for $29.97.

If you visit http://www.bitsdujour.com right now you can click the ‘I Want This’ button and you’ll be sure not to miss it!

http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/copernic-desktop-search-4

Version 4.0.5. is available

Today, Copernic released a new version of Copernic Desktop Search available (4.0.5).

This update is recommended for all users and improves the usability of CDS.

Changes & Improvements
Added the Windows contextual menu for search results
Added scheduling indexing option
Added the option to connect through a proxy
Added the option to deactivate disconnected network drives
Added the option to deactivate one or multiple categories
Ranking improvement inside the search results
Display the file name in the search results instead of file title for the detailed list
Added the option to send log files with the crash reports
Temporary folder has been moved to the same folder as the one for the index

Fixes
Fixed on the fly indexation issue for the Outlook spam folder
Fixed highlighting issue inside the preview pane
Fixed issue with the “AND” search operator
Fixed issue with Outlook 2010 showing “Another program is using Outlook”
Fixed issue with opening the link to install the Google Chrome™ connector
Fixed issue with preview pane showing no content
Fixed issue with the error “Object reference not set to an instance of an object”
Fixed translation issue with task progression status in Outlook
Fixed the management issue with the indexation status when closing
Fixed translation issue with the display of the End-User license Agreement language
All columns deactivation in the standard list is no longer feasible
Fixed issue with Windows contextual menu for files inside disconnected network drives
Fixed issue with preview pane showing no content when the index location was changed
Fixed issue with deleting the temporary folder when launching the application
Fixed uninstall process issue

To update, go to our download page.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

Copernic Agent Professional Update

Back in early 2000, Copernic launched Copernic Agent, a program designed to to search several search engines and aggregate the results to give you the best search results.

Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed some big changes in how users searched the web and which tools they used. Therefore, as of March 31st 2014, Copernic Agent Professional will no longer be available for sale, and existing installations will not be updated to include new features or fixes.

As for Copernic Agent Personal, it will still be available for download until June 30 2014.

Finally, on September 30th 2014, the support for both Copernic Agent Personal and Professional will no longer available.

If you have any questions, please contact us directly.

Thanks again to all of our users.

Version 4.0.4.1189 is available

Today, Copernic released a new version of Copernic Desktop Search available (4.0.4.1189).

This update is recommended for all users and improves the usability of CDS as it fixed the highlighting rendering issue in the preview pane

To update, go to our download page.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

Version 4.0.4.1185 is available

Today, Copernic released a new version of Copernic Desktop Search available (4.0.4.1185).

This update is recommended for all users and improves the usability of CDS.

Improvements & fixes:

Changes & Improvements
Added Drag & drop for My Searches
Added “Index limit reached” status for trial and lite version
Added Windows Download Folder for the default initial indexation
Added Icon Tray status changes when the indexation process is running
Added logging to help target errors
Improved uninstall process
Highlighting improvement
Fixed issue with search operators translation
Fixed issue with predefined searches initialization when exiting the options
Fixed installation issue with Windows XP using DEP (Data Execution Prevention)
Fixed memory leak issue when scrolling inside the search results
Fixed translation issue inside My Searches
Fixed indexation issue with the file extensions in the Lite version

To update, go to our download page.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

Technical Support Holiday Schedule

Copernic’s Technical Support will be closed Tuesday December 24th through Thursday December 26th for Christmas and Tuesday December 31st through Thursday January 2nd for New Years.

We want to remind everyone that during the Holiday Season, the Technical Support response time may vary but there might be some delays.

Rest assured that all support tickets will be answered as quickly as possible and we thank everyone for their patience.

Happy Holidays!

Version 4.0.3.1142 is available

Today, Copernic released a new version of Copernic Desktop Search available (4.0.3.1142).

This update is recommended for all users and improves the usability of CDS.

Improvements & fixes:

Added result Drag & Drop
Added the “Near” operator
Added the option to save and customize “My Searches”
Collapse & Expand option moved into the menu
Save the search history for Refine fields
Keyword highlighting saved when browsing in the preview pane for documents
Shortcut (press CTRL twice) to the main interface is now activated by default
User regional settings applied in the User Interface for numbers
Fixed an indexation issue with network & external drive
Fixed a User Interface issue when using the shortcut (press CTRL twice)
Fixed an installation issue
Fixed the issue with myCopernic on the Go! when searching for all documents
Fixed an issue when using Windows Custom Theme
Fixed the issue “Unable to load method in library”

To update, go to our download page.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.