2.1.3 Windows search tool for Windows

Fernando Ortega

Search and replace utility for Windows that allows users to find specific strings of text within multiple files and directories.

Locate strings of text and replace them in multiple documents simultaneously, thanks to this app - Screenshot of grepWin
User interface - Screenshot of grepWin
grepWin screenshot
grepWin screenshot
grepWin screenshot
grepWin screenshot

Search and replace tool for Windows supporting regular expressions that can search through files, folders and sub-directories.

grepWin is a free and open source regular expression search app and search tool developed by Stefan Kung for Windows. It's light on system resources, attractive and well-designed.

The download has been tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled; see below. We've also created some screenshots of grepWin to illustrate the user interface and show the overall usage and features of this regular expression search program.


Search and replace tool for Windows supporting regular expressions

grepWin is a simple search and replace tool which can use regular expressions to do its job. This allows to do much more powerful searches and replaces.

In case you're not familiar with regular expressions, we have a very short regular expression tutorial for you.

grepWin adds an entry to the shell context menu to easily search selected folders.

Features of grepWin

  • Case sensitive searches: Ability to search by case sensitivity.
  • Color highlights: Text results highlighted with different colors.
  • Command-line interface: Ability to launch searches from command line.
  • Drag and drop: Ability to drag and drop files into the search window.
  • Exclude files: Ability to exclude files from search.
  • Export results: Ability to export search results to file.
  • Filter results: Ability to filter search results.
  • Multiple search locations: Search in multiple folders and files.
  • Multiple search options: Ability to search with different options.
  • Powerful: Advanced search capabilities.
  • Preview pane: Preview of search results in the same window.
  • Regular expressions: Ability to use regular expressions to search.
  • Search binary files: Ability to search binary files.
  • Search history: Log of previous searches.
  • Unicode support: Ability to use Unicode characters for search.

Compatibility and License

Is grepWin free to download?

grepWin has been released under the open source GPL license on Windows from file search software. The license provides the options to freely download, install, run and share this program without any restrictions. The source code for grepWin should be freely available and modifications are certainly permitted as well as the option to inspect the software.

Is grepWin for Windows 11?

Yes. It can run on a PC with Windows 11 or Windows 10. Previous versions of the OS shouldn't be a problem with Windows 8 and Windows 7 having been tested. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit downloads.

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  1. grepWin Download
  2. Free File Search Software
  3. Open source and GPL software
  4. Regular Expression Search Software
  5. Software for Windows 11
  6. 64-bit downloads
grepWin has been picked by our editors as very good.
grepWin has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested grepWin 2.1.3 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.