Version is available

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

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

Improvements & fixes:

  • Improved installation and uninstallation process
  • Alphabetical folder sorting in the email tree
  • Added the preview pane on the right
  • Added logging during the installation
  • Added validation to avoid fatal crashes
  • Preview pane header appearance

Many other changes, improvement and fixes.

To update, go to our download page.

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

New update of CDS available

There is a new version of Copernic Desktop Search available (

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

Improvements & fixes:

  • Hitting “Enter” or double-clicking on the search result, opens the selected result
  • Standard view columns resizing and movement are now automatically saved
  • Fixed email sources importation issue from version 3 to 4
  • Fixed licence activation issues
  • More details

To update, go to our download page.

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

CDS 4 – Validation issues

Many of you are encountering a validation error when entering your serial in version 4. Here are some details:

  • For version 4, the format of our serial numbers has changed. It is now composed of letters & numbers only and it send to you in the following format (xxx-xxx…)
  • When trying to validate your serial number, you may encounter an unknown error. Please try again later, we are experiencing unusual load and are working to improve our services.
  • If you are behind a Proxy or in a corporate environment, you probably won’t be able to activate the new version. Corporate features will be implemented in a future update, around the end of 2013.

If you experience any issues, please contact us using the Support page.

Copernic Desktop Search 4 is here!

Copernic is introducing the new version 4 of its desktop search product. The upgraded Copernic Desktop Search (CDS) further increases its competitive edge by adding new features and expanding its search capabilities.

The technology behind Copernic Desktop Search 4 was completely overhauled to add brand new search capabilities. By doing so, users can now benefit from features such “search within your results”, “Google Chrome™ integration to search favorites and history” and “additional refine search criteria” The new version adds full support of double-byte characters, which means that our users will be able to search new languages such as Mandarin, Russian, Hebrew and many others. Also, the user interface is now offered in six languages:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese(new)
  • Dutch (new)
  • more languages coming soon

Copernic Desktop Search version 4 is immediately available on our website where more information on new features and improvements can also be found.

Double-byte characters are now supported

With the upcoming version of Copernic Desktop Search (version 4), double-byte characters are now supported. In other words, users will be able to search new languages such as Mandarin, Russian, Hebrew and many others. With this improvement, it means that the whole program can be translated into any language.

As we are expanding to new countries, Copernic would like to know which languages you would like us to support and translate the interface?

Let us know!

Pre-order Copernic Desktop Search 4!

Starting today, you can pre-order Copernic Desktop Search 4 for $34.96 USD per license. If you currently own a Copernic Desktop Search license, you are entitled to a discounted pricing depending on when you purchased your license.

You will want to buy the upgrade to version 4 sooner rather than later – this pre-order promotion for Copernic Desktop Search 4 runs only until September 9th, 2013.

Why should I pre-order version 4?

Copernic is bringing new cool features in this new major version. Here is a preview of what is coming:

- Brand new interface
- New grid view like in Windows Explorer
- New languages offered: Dutch & Portuguese on top of English, French, German & Spanish
- Windows 8 compatibility
- Office 2013 compatibility
- Full Google Chrome Integration
- Improved result list & refine criterias
- No more Web Search tab
- New Online Help

For more details on the pre-order for CDS 4, see this pre-order page.

CDS Corporate Renewal Issue

For the past few days, we had an issue with our mailing system that was still sending expired license notification even if you had renewed.

The issue has now be resolved and you should no longer be receiving expired license notification if you renewed.

If you have any questions regarding your renewal, please contact the Sales Department.

Copernic Desktop Search 4 Release Candidate – Update 3

Today, we released a new update (Build 928) of Copernic Desktop Search RC. The new feature inside this update is the Standard View. You will find it looks very similar to the view you have inside Windows Explorer.

Here is the detail on what is included in this new release:

• New standard view
• French interface implemented
• Find within your search result
• Keyword highlighting inside the preview
• Fixed other issues and problems

To update your version, go in the Help menu inside the software, select Check for software update.

We are getting very close to the official release date, September 10th, 2013. In the meantime, if you have any questions or issues regarding the “Release Candidate” version, please visit the Copernic Forum.

Best regards,

How do you search your emails?

Searching your email messages can be quite hard especially that most of us have work email, a personal email and most often a “junk email. How do you go search through thousands of emails messages stored in multiple places?

Most people will go from one email address to the other and launching the same request in both accounts. By adding your accounts to a supported email software such as Thunderbird or Outlook and by installing Copernic Desktop Search, you can search all your emails and their attachments in one place. Find years of emails instantly with the possibility to refine your search using various fields such as Date, From, To, Subject, Folder and many more.

Starts finding the emails you are looking for and stop loosing time searching all over the place.

Windows Search across network drives

Windows 8 & 7 has Windows Search built-in, but you can only index folders on the local PC. What if you have access to a network and it contains many file repositories?

How do you currently organize yourself to find your documents? Have you structured your documents so that every document is placed correctly?

Misplacing a document or browsing through the architecture can be very time consuming especially when there are productivity tools available. These tools, desktop search engine, know your computer and network drives inside out and can pin point your file instantly.

Why not regain valuable time with Copernic Desktop Search, espcially with the new version coming?

Copernic Desktop Search 4 RC

Today, we are releasing a new version of Copernic Desktop Search. For now, only the English version can be downloaded. However, it is only available as a “Release Candidate” version. We decided to launch this version to get additional testing from the community

Of course, the final release of Copernic Desktop Search 4 will have additional features and many bug fixes. It will be available for purchase in the 3rd Quarter of 2013.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or issues regarding the “Release Candidate” version, please visit the Copernic Forum.

How to search inside pdf files?

Many documents now come in the Adobe PDF file format. Those documents can contain multiple pages and opening one at-a-time is a very long task, a very unproductive task!

How can you search inside pdf files in Windows 7 & 8? How do you search without having to open every single file you might want to look at?

Well, Copernic Desktop Search has been doing it for years. Simply type in your keywords and all PDF files containing the keyword will come up. It will even show you a preview of where the keyword is located in the pdf file. You don’t even have to open the file unless you are sure this is the document you want.

Stay productive with Copernic Desktop Search!

Search across Windows

How do you search inside files on Windows? Many users rely on Windows Search to find files but searching for text inside files is very limited. Most users can only find what they are looking for half of the time but you know you have that file saved somwehere. Since the replacement of Windows Desktop Search in Windows XP, most Windows users complain the lack of searching capabilities found in the new operating systems especially for searching the file content. So, how do you go about searching inside your files?

Yes, you can change the indexing options in Windows Search but what if you could search and find all your files across your hard drive and network drive by default. By downloading Copernic Desktop Search, you can accomplish such a feat without even changing any settings.

Tired of filing?

Right now the average computer user spends as much time filing a document as finding a document. With the daily march of information,
the time compounds every day.The volume, file types and new applications will continue to increase.

In order to make best use of personal time and to increase your own productivity, the ever-present task of filing and finding needs to be
eliminated.What if you never had to actively file again? What if your desktop had an electronic filing cabinet that was quite simply, always on? And didn’t need you to be paying attention to what needs to be filed, and where it needs to be filed.

Let us do the filing and finding! You do the rest. Download Copernic Desktop Search.

Legal document search

Information is knowledge and knowing more knowledge means gaining a valuable advantage over your competitor especially in a legal case. More and more lawyers use Copernic Desktop Search to search for keywords inside legal documents.

Often legal documents are PDF files and OCR files. Many search engine will not index OCR files which can prove to have valuable information when working on a legal case. By using Copernic search engine you access information faster and in a more efficient way.

By providing a search engine to your legal team, you all become more productive and can focus even more on your client’s needs.