AstroGrep 4.3.1

AstroGrep is a Microsoft Windows grep utility. Grep is a UNIX command-line program which searches within files for keywords. AstroGrep supports regular expressions, versatile printing options, stores most recently used paths and has a "context" feature which is very nice for looking at source code.

AstroGrep includes the following features:

  • Regular expressions (Uses the standard Microsoft .Net Regular Expressions: Quick Reference)
  • Concurrent multiple file types
  • Recursive directory searching
  • A "context" feature that selects the lines above and below your search expression
  • Most Recently Used list for search paths
  • Somewhat versatile printing options
  • Double click to open file with editor of your choice
  • Store Most Recently Used file names and search expressions
  • Match Whole Word Only
  • Syntax highlighing
  • Free of charge and Open Source

What's new in this version:


  • 40: Counts not updated after item deleted from file list.
  • 42: Minimum File Count option needs translated
  • 43: Unicode/​binary matched text, display error
  • 44: Issues with accented characters
  • 45: Issue with file filter
  • 47: Wrong Italian translation in status bar
  • 48: AstroGrep not working (correctly) with utf8 characters/​files

Support Requests

  • 04: windows code page

Feature Requests

  • 53: Search folder in taskbar button & title bar
  • 56: Add new default Directory Name exclusions for Source Controls systems and IDEs
  • 58: Drag and drop for "Search Path"
  • 59: make exclusions checkable
  • 61: For file types, please add ability to separate using ; or ,
  • 64: Add possibility to show current search path in program title
  • 65: Create context menu options for common file operations
  • 66: Detect UTF-8 files without BOM as UTF-8
  • 67: Add option for default file open to associated program


  • Cleaned up saving results output when only searching files or selecting only to return file names (thanks to user Joseph Sheble)

Download: AstroGrep 4.3.1 | 129 KB (Open Source)
View: AstroGrep Homepage

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