Search and Replace For Windows

Please see Replace Studio Pro and Replace Studio Business Edition for information on the next generation text search and replace utilities by Funduc Software. A feature matrix presents a comparison of functions of our three Windows grep utilities.

Search and Replace is our 'classic' award winning search and replace utility used by programmers, webmasters, translators, and novice computer users the world over.

Search and Replace, like Replace Studio Pro and Replace Studio Business Edition, searches through one or more files files for a string and can also replace that 'search hit' with another string. The program can search subdirectories and ZIP files and do case sensitive or insensitive searches. Extensive support for grep style regular expression search & replacements includes operations that span more than one line, incrementing number replacements, and inserting the path & filename in replaced files. Binary search & replace is also available. You can specify multiple include/exclude file masks and filters based on file date & size. Control over replacements includes configurable replacement prompts and a display of replacements before they are made. An easily understood script editor makes frequent &/or complex multi-step search/replace operations easy to prepare. Advanced script operations include a boolean expression evaluator for added control over which files will be processed by the script. The internal context viewer allows you to edit text files. An "HTML Mode" makes plain text -> html character code substitutions. You can also "Touch" files (change time/date stamp). Search and Replace automatically detects if the file being searched is text and can be configured to launch with separate external editors for search hits in text vs. binary files. The program can also launch associated programs on "found" files, e.g., launch your web browser if the search hit occurs in an .htm or .html file.

If you need to find and replace text, or just find text, this utility is a must have. It is significantly faster than other Windows grep-only utilities and allows replacing for the same price as those programs which offer only grep capabilities.

Search and Replace is for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, & Windows 11. Separate 32-bit and x64 versions are available.

See the Search & Replace Features List for more details.

Search and Replace Main Window
Search and Replace Screen Shot



Search and Replace Installers

Search_and_Replace-Demo-Installer-x64.exe (5.2 MB) - Self-installing version for 64-bit Windows. See Install & Uninstall Information for guidance about installation and removal. Download this to a temporary directory and run 'Search_and_Replace-Demo-Installer-x64.exe' to install.

Search_and_Replace-Demo-Installer-32bit.exe (5.0 MB) - Self-installing version for 32-bit Windows. See Install & Uninstall Information for guidance about installation and removal. Download this to a temporary directory and run 'Search_and_Replace-Demo-Installer-32bit.exe' to install.

Note: These installers will NOT upgrade existing licenses. If you are a registred user please follow the upgrade instructions you received from us or write if you lost your copy of the upgrade instructions.

Visit the Shareware/Demo Version Downloads page for the options.

Additional Information

License Statement - EULA Statements (End User License Agreement)

Purchase Questions - Information on price & purchase options.

Purchase Now - https secure online registrations.

Search and Replace Configuration Utility - a free utility that can quickly make some special settings that are not available through the program Options dialog.

fshsetup.exe (901 KB) or fshsetup64.exe (972 KB) - The FSHED - Funduc Software Hex Editor - is free hex editor that is more sophisticated than our HexView hex viewer below. To use FS Hex Editor as the Search and Replace viewer/editor when a binary file is detected, go to the Options|General dialog and specify the path to the hex editor. For example:

   c:\tools\fshed.exe "%path%" /s%start% /l%length%

FSHED is available in 32-bit or 64-bit version. The program runs on Windows Vista and above. See the FSHED home page for more information.