FIND FILES QUICKLY WITH ROCKET RETRIEVER.With concerns today about what's finding its way onto our hard drives, Pankhurst Algorithmics provides a useful file management solution with Rocket Retriever retriever: see sporting dog.
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Rocket Retriever 2 allows rapid searching of any or all files on your hard drives, allowing you to execute or open a file, or optionally its directory for viewing. Designed for speedy searches by using an internal file listing, it displays matches to the text while you type. Results are immediate even with listings of hundreds of thousands of files, and pattern matching 1. pattern matching - A function is defined to take arguments of a particular type, form or value. When applying the function to its actual arguments it is necessary to match the type, form or value of the actual arguments against the formal arguments in some definition. and filtering also let you narrow your search down quickly. Once found, a file can be opened by either running it (if an executable file See executable code. ), or opening it with a suitable editor, such as executing Microsoft Paint to edit a selected .BMP file See BMP. .
File indexing is based on Windows extensions, with the initial program settings limited to extensions Windows knows how to open. This provides novice users consistent feedback with search results. Advanced users can adjust the settings to allow searches on any or all files on their Windows system, and open directories as well as individual files.
Besides a convenient way to search and run programs, Rocket Retriever 2 also provides a fast way to gather information about a computer. Using the program, you can check for moved or misplaced mis·place
tr.v. mis·placed, mis·plac·ing, mis·plac·es
a. To put into a wrong place: misplace punctuation in a sentence.
b. files, new file entries such as virus payloads, or keep track of favorite files (such as MP3s) across multiple hard drives and directories. Immediate feedback combined with wildcard See wild cards and wildcard mask. filtering lets you quickly search for lost or misplaced files wherever they are on your system.
Designed to be easy to use for novice and advanced users alike, the program is structured to avoid problems common to many Window programs. Control focus issues are often confusing for new users, appearing as unresponsive edit controls and list boxes. Rocket Retriever monitors all keystrokes to make sure that they are sent to the proper control, no matter which one is in focus. Keys are also handled intuitively - for example, the right and left arrow (character) left arrow - The graphic which the 1963 version of ASCII had in place of the underscore character, ASCII 95. keys always move the cursor in the edit box, while the up and down arrow keys Arrow keys are buttons on a computer keyboard that move the cursor in a specified direction. They are typically located at the bottom of the keyboard to the side of the numeric keypad, usually arranged in an inverted-T layout but also found in diamond shapes. always affect the search result list. The program uses text coloring to highlight searches, allowing users to easily distinguish the matching file names from the path and the actual matched text. In addition a hot key interface and tray icon provides easy access to the program at all times.
Priced at $14.95 (U.S.), Rocket Retriever 2 is available from Pankhurst Algorithmics, 403-1655 Chambers Street Chambers Street is a street in Edinburgh, Scotland, at south of the Old Town. The street is named after William Chambers of Glenormiston, the Lord Provost of Edinburgh who was the main proponent of the 1867 Edinburgh Improvement Act, which gave permission for the street's , Victoria, British Columbia British Columbia, province (2001 pop. 3,907,738), 366,255 sq mi (948,600 sq km), including 6,976 sq mi (18,068 sq km) of water surface, W Canada. Geography
, Canada V8T 3J7. Further information can be found on their website at http://www.pankhurst.com/rr.htm. You can download a free, fully-functional 21-day trial version of Rocket Retriever 2 from http://www.pankhurst.com/win/rocket2.exe.
About Pankhurst Algorithmics
Pankhurst Algorithmics emphasizes ease of use in designing software. Their goal is to provide useful products that novices can feel comfortable with, yet powerful enough for veterans to employ. This emphasis on thoughtful programming even extends to publishing a free newsletter - "The Flashing Twelve" discusses the complexity of software today and what can be done about it. Back issues are available at http://www.pankhurst.com/emailing.htm
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