GDSPlus 1.01 for New Google Desktop Search

I have just released GDSPlus 1.01 for the new GDS (Google Desktop Search) version 121004.

Google decided to release a new GDS version which was autoupdated to. The problem is that whatever modifications were made to their executables were automatically rejected and overwritten -- meaning that the user was transparently converted to the new version without them knowing. This also removed many addons, like GDSPlus, without them knowing, either.

Since GDSPlus has had an overwhelming success of well over 10 000 downloads, I'm announcing this new version again here on Neowin.


GDSPlus is a free add-on that allows you to specify what extensions the new Desktop Search tool from Google will index. This includes the ability to add new extensions not yet supported by Google. You will be able to search the contents of any file that can be indexed as text. Examples include:

  • .xml, .sql, .bat

  • .log (mIRC and Trillian)

  • .cs, .vb (Visual Studio .NET source code files)

  • .frm, .bas, .cls (Visual Basic 6 source code files)

  • .wpd (WordPerfect), .rtf (Rich Text File)

Additionally, adding non-ASCII file extensions such as .wav, .rar, .png, .psd etc. will index just the filenames for search (PDF content is still not searchable, however). You can also remove support for any of the extensions that Google included and you do not want indexed.


Download: GDSPlus 1.01

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