FileQuery: right click to search for movie or music info (and unknown file types as well)


This program will let you right click any file to quickly search for it in Google or other search engines or services.

It can be particularly useful in situations such as looking  up information on movie or music files (e.g. cover artwork or reviews), or for looking for unknown file types.

FileQuery will differentiate between movie files, music files, and other files via filters that the user can set up.

It will also let you determine a different search engine or web resource to use for each type (for example, IMDB for movies, Discogs for music, and Google for other files).

More notes on this one:

  • Filequery Screenshot3Three types of searches: are supported; a default search engine, music search , and movie search. Choose from the pre-defined entries in the dropdown or add your own (by pasting a blank query URL from the site of your choice).
  • Right click menu options: Filequery gives the option of performing either a generic search or a movie/music/unknown filetype search.
  • Filequery Screenshot4File filters: to determine what a music file or movie file is, are user defined. See screenshot to the right.
  • Changing program configuration: is done by either (a) re-running the installer, which is the easiest way to do it, or (b) by editing the FILEQUERY.INI and SETTINGS.INI files in the install folder (you may need to unhide these first).
  • Known bugs: if you use Winamp you may get ‘search online: song info’ for movie files. See the program ‘ReadMe.txt’ for more info.

The verdict: an interesting program does exactly what it sets out to do. If integrating web search with your desktop sounds appealing to you (as it does to me), then check out this tiny little app.

Version Tested:

Compatibility: WinAll.

Go to the program home page to download the latest version (approx 80K).