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PowerGREP 5.3.1

PowerGREP 5.3.1

PowerGREP is a program for the Windows operating system to search for and replace information in files and folders. PowerGREP is a powerful tool for quickly searching a large number of text and binary files, such as source codes, letters and correspondence, system log files, archives, and almost all other file formats.

PowerGREP allows searching and replacing in text and binary files. Both plain text and complex regular expressions can be entered in the search queue, which is especially useful when it is not known exactly what to look for. PowerGREP offers search and data replacement – functions similar to the capabilities of text editors. PowerGREP also has the ability to undo actions and restore the original information. License: Paid (Shareware).

Whats New in PowerGREP 5.3.1:


  • File Formats: EML files (email messages in MIME format) with headers larger than 16 KB are now processed correctly instead of claiming they’re not email messages; headers up to 64 KB in size are now handled correctly.
  • Preferences | Action: The minimum number of execution threads setting is no longer used by actions that do not look inside the contents of files; such actions now use one thread per drive if you enabled that option or one thread for the whole action if you did not; using multiple threads slows down such actions when the drive can’t keep up.

Bug fixes:

  • Action: A single regular expression that consists only of comments or free whitespace now triggers an error saying PowerGREP cannot use such a regex instead of finding a match at every position in every file.
  • Action: If previewing an action triggers an error in the part of a regular expression that is scrolled out of view then PowerGREP now scrolls that part into view.
  • Action: If the first regex in a list of regular expressions consists only of comments or free whitespace then PowerGREP now refuses to run the action saying it cannot use such a regex instead of crashing. If the second or following regexes in a list consist entirely of comments or whitespace then PowerGREP silently ignores those regexes, like it did before.
  • Next / Previous File were disabled for “list files”, “file or folder name search”, and “merge files” actions if “group search matches” was set to “per file” on the Results panel; they stepped through all files (including those not found by the action) if “group search matches” was set to “per file, with or without matches”.

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Download: PowerGREP 5.3.1 (22.3 MB)

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