News

AstroGrep v4.4.6 Released
Posted on May 30, 2017
Finally, another AstroGrep update! Thanks to user linknet for updating and pushing for another release. Check the readme file for all the changes!
AstroGrep v4.4.5 Released
Posted on April 15, 2016
Updated AstroGrep by rearranging the search in results, fixing a tab whole word issue, adding the ability to right click within a folder, and updating the Italian translation.
AstroGrep v4.4.4 Released
Posted on August 20, 2015
We updated the application with some bug fixes. The latest is at the usual locations.
Website Refresh
Posted on July 9, 2015
We refreshed the look of the website: updated display with new icon and color scheme and uploaded new screen shots to match the latest version.
AstroGrep v4.4.3 Released
Posted on June 30, 2015
This release adds the Polish language file and support for external languages. The release fixes an older issue when using context lines, it now combines them together when they overlap between matches. Finally we added back double clicking in the results preview area to open the file as some users requested.
AstroGrep v4.4.2 Released
Posted on June 4, 2015
This release fixes a few bugs reported against the file encoding detection and a couple of other bugs. A portable version is now available. We also updated the application icon.
AstroGrep v4.4.1 Released
Posted on May 19, 2015
This release addresses an issue where unchecking the file detection option doesn't completely restore how AstroGrep worked before we added that option. Also, there is a speed decrease using this option as pointed out by a user. We are looking into the issue. With this point release and unchecking the option, AstroGrep should return to the previous speed (however, you lose file encoding detection, and that may be important to you).
AstroGrep v4.4.0 Released
Posted on May 18, 2015
This release has long been worked on. We finally updated the preview area to support some long requested user features. We added dynamic line numbers, word wrap support, viewing the entire file, and ability to view all results in a summary display. We also tweaked the display visuals some, so hopefully you like it. Checkout the readme for all the details.
AstroGrep v4.3.3 Released
Posted on March 19, 2015
March madness release! This release just fixes some bugs found recently and a couple from previous releases.
Website update
Posted on February 26, 2015
Added mobile support to the website so it is easier to read with a phone or tablet.
AstroGrep v4.3.2 Released
Posted on February 18, 2015
Yeah! More user feature requests have been added such as: saving results from command line, more exclusion options, open with associated application, option to remove leading white space for each result line, and specifying a file encoding. We also fixed some bugs of course :) Enjoy!
Status Update
Posted on September 17, 2014
Just letting everyone know we are working on v4.3.2 of AstroGrep. We have most feature requests and bugs for this version completed and are just working on some finer details of the update system.
AstroGrep v4.3.1 Released
Posted on February 12, 2014
AstroGrep has been updated with some new features such as: implemented file encoding check to open each file with correct encoding, search folder in window title, and context menu entry to open a file with the associated application. We also fixed some bugs and added a few more feature requests. Please check the readme.txt or changelog for all changes.
AstroGrep v4.3.0 Released
Posted on July 1, 2013
AstroGrep has been updated with some new features such as: UAC aware setting for right click search folder, filter results based on how many hits occur within that file (Minimum File Count setting), Copy/Select all right click options in results viewer, and the ability to search within results. We also fixed some bugs and added a few more feature requests. Please check the readme.txt or changelog for all changes.
AstroGrep v4.2.5 Released
Posted on October 26, 2012
Updated AstroGrep to fix an issue with the results font saving and using . for the decimal separator in Non-English languages (bug 36). Also fixed the Microsoft Word plugin issue (bug 37). Added a setting to save the search options on exit (support request 3). We apologize for causing a startup crash for some users that experienced bug 36 and any of the other issues.
AstroGrep v4.2.4 Released
Posted on October 5, 2012
Updated AstroGrep with some feature requests and bug fixes. Added a more robust exclusions dialog along with some better error handling. We also added an update feature to just check for a new version but it doesn't update itself. That might come in the future. Please checkout the changelog for a more detailed list.
AstroGrep v4.2.3 Released
Posted on February 17, 2012
Small release to fix the issue where the modified before date is set to the current date on startup which can lead to missing files created after startup. We now set the date to the max date on startup. Also, when saving the search options, it will now save all of them (it was missing the file sizes and dates in the previous versions). Also, we added file size type drop downs to allow filtering by byte/KB/MB/GB instead of just bytes. With this, we now display the Size column to match what explorer shows instead of just bytes.
AstroGrep v4.2.2 Released!
Posted on February 1, 2012
Released another version with some user requests built in. Check out the news section on sourceforge to see the changelog or download the latest and read the changelog in the zip file.
AstroGrep v4.2.1 Released!
Posted on January 24, 2012
We fixed a few issues with v4.2.0 beta and released them as v4.2.1. This includes some graphic issues with the display of search settings area. Also, we fixed the version number displayed in the about dialog and for the binary file. We fixed the issue where the language you selected wasn't used on startup. A new option for the results area was added to support the back color of the result search text.

We plan on updating again in the future with a slightly newer user interface given that we are using .Net v3.5 SP1. We also are looking at adding some features requested by our users. Look for it in the future!
Bulgarian translation
Posted on November 15, 2011
Albert Ward was nice enough to translate this page into Bulgarian. Though for some reason the page only works intermittently and at other times says "page not found".
New project admin being sought
Posted on November 4, 2011
Its been awhile since any active development has been done on AstroGrep. I'm trying to find someone new to take over the project. Its not a huge project and should be manageable by a single person. Thanks for using AstroGrep all these years everyone.
Version 4.1.4 Released
Posted on September 27, 2007
This is a bug fix release to re-allow 10 context lines. It also updates the Microsoft Word plugin to handle .docx files and the 'Recurse' search option has been renamed to 'Search subfolders' for the English version.
Version 4.1.3 Released
Posted on August 21, 2007
This is a bug fix release to remove the bug reported by an anonymous user that will disable AstroGrep in a certain condition.
Version 4.1.2 Released
Posted on August 13, 2007
Well, we decided to release a maintenance release to fix a major bug that has been sitting around. All configuration files are now saved in the Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\AstroGrep\ folder. This will prevent the config files from being saved in the current directory when using the right-click search option. This release should close out all open bugs as well. Unfortunately, we were unable to work on the GTK# version of the GUI. Now that this release is done though, we can concentrate on the GTK# version and some new features that have been requested. Most of the requested features are done, but we just didn't put them into this build. (View Changelog)
Still in Development (Post 2)
Posted on July 11, 2007
We are still in the development phase for the next version. Once again we apologize for not releasing something sooner or updating cvs. We have day jobs and have been away on vacations. Hopefully something will be released within the coming months. The Linux GUI will probably not make the next build. That way we can focus on the features for this build, then have a whole build focus just for the Linux GUI. Well, back to work on AstroGrep, and once again, thanks for using AstroGrep.
Still in Development
Posted on May 30, 2007
Well, we are still working on the next version of AstroGrep. Sorry for the long delay between releases. We are trying something different with this release. First off, we are moving the language files out of the program so that you can add new ones or change them for your personal use. Second, we are moving the core search code to its own dll so that other developers can use it. Third, with these changes, we are making an installer. This lets us setup shortcuts outside of the program and also lets us setup some settings for a new feature, project files. This release will also fully support Windows Vista, and hopefully a release of the Linux client for Mono. Stay tuned and once again, thanks for using AstroGrep.
10 Years!
Posted on April 25, 2007
Ted just informed me that today marks the 10 year anniversary of AstroGrep. Yes, 10 years ago today, Ted started the project that has become AstroGrep. So a giant thanks to Ted and a happy birthday goes out to AstroGrep. Thanks for using AstroGrep and may the next 10 years be just as great as the first.
We're not dead yet.
Posted on April 20, 2007
We realize there hasn't been an update in awhile and we are sorry. We are busy with our day jobs that pay for us to work on this project for free. Anyways, we are working on fixing the outstanding bugs and some new features. Just be patient. Also, a beta release of the Linux version should finally be available using mono and gtk. Keep those language updates and new translations coming and once again thanks for using and supporting AstroGrep.
4.1.1 released!
Posted on January 26, 2007
The latest release of AstroGrep is complete. This bug release fixes an inaccurate hit count when the search text starts in the first column. Another bug fix includes not crashing when unloading plugins in Linux. Also, the Italian translation has been updated thanks to a user submitted update. Hopefully, a beta build of a Linux version will be available sometime soon. It will use Mono and GTK. Some features won't be available but the general search should work fine.
4.1.0 released!
Posted on December 21, 2006
The latest release of AstroGrep is finally here. The code has been switched over to C# which allows us to port the code to Mono easily. That separate project is under way and seems to working well. Some bug fixes and UI related cleanups make up this release. The biggest update is that all settings are saved to files instead of the registry. Also, the German translation has been updated. Enjoy the holidays.
4.0.1 coming
Posted on October 5, 2006
The latest release of AstroGrep should be coming soon. It fixes a couple of small bugs. The main difference will be internally as the source code will be completely in C#. This will allow for a port to Linux! Using Mono and Gtk, AstroGrep will eventually be able to run on Linux and in the future Mac OS X all using Mono. Hopefully a few people will find this useful. More details to come.
4.0 is here
Posted on September 16, 2006
Go get it now on the Download page. Don't forget to read the change log to see all the new features included in this build.
4.0 beta coming soon!
Posted on August 18, 2006
4.0 beta is almost ready to be released. Hopefully after some more testing, we can release it next week. Some features to look forward to are all bugs are fixed, almost all feature requests are handled, and basic Microsoft Word support is available if the machine has it installed. Plus a few new features. More to come!
Site Upgrade
Posted on August 18, 2006
The website has had a minor upgrade to brighten things up a bit. Enjoy :)