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Having got sick of the lack of a search utility for my Jornada 720, I wrote my own. You might like to use it too.
SearcH/PC is free for non-commercial use.

The current release is 1.11.


Search for files by filename, size, date or contents.
Search calendar and tasks by date or contents
Search contacts by contents.
Filename may be full or partial, wildcards are accepted.
Search subdirectories and hidden and System files.
Launch files from the search results.
View task, contact or calendar details from the search results.


SearcH/PC should run on any H/PC 2000 with the VB runtime files and an ARM or MIPS CPU. It doesn't work on H/PC Pros, mostly because I can't convince eVB that they exist.
Update: CE Geek has found a way to make it work on H/PC Pros.

Obligatory Screenshot

SearcH/PC screenshot.


With VB runtimes

For installation through ActiveSync:

For installation on the H/PC:

Without VB runtimes

For installation through ActiveSync:

For installation on the H/PC:

Or for the experienced, the bare VB file (zipped):

Installation Notes

The installer may offer to overwrite some files in your \Windows directory with new versions. You probably don't need to do this. My advice is to save your precious storage space for something that needs it.

Version history

Version  Notes
1.0 Initial release.
1.1 Added search by size and date. Faster file search. All known bugs fixed.
1.11 Fixed a bug in the folder browser.


There are no known bugs and I'd like to keep it that way. If you find one, let me know and I'll try to fix it.


Thanks to the H/PC:Factor forum posters, particularly cmonex, Rich Hawley, Hurricane John and rlw.

Legal Stuff

SearcH/PC is free for non-commercial use. Feel free to distribute it.
No liability is accepted for loss, damage or other unintended consequences of use.