Random Files Search on Google

Google doesn’t not indexes, just web pages and documents, but also file types like executables, databases and source code. To search for a file with a specific extension, you need to use the operator filetype. The under is only a small reference gist, there are many more to try at Google.1. Find applications.If you search for [winamp filetype:exe], the first […]

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Google doesn’t not indexes, just web pages and documents, but also file types like executables, databases and source code. To search for a file with a specific extension, you need to use the operator filetype. The under is only a small reference gist, there are many more to try at Google.

1. Find applications.
If you search for [winamp filetype:exe], the first result is a direct link to Winamp 5.08. Searching for [python filetype:msi] brings many direct links to Python 2.4 setup. It's interesting to see that Google actually indexes the files and gets some metadata from them.

2. Find source code.
There's a lot of code available on Google: some on governmental sites, other useful for educational purposes. You can even restrict your search to a certain type of license.

3. Find databases.
You can find CSV files, SQL scripts, DBF files, MDB files.

4. Find feeds.
Get a list of great feeds to import to your favorite feed reader. This way you can search for the feed address of your favorite site, without looking in the source code.

5. Other interesting files.
Registry files, configuration files and, my favorite, Inno Setup scripts.

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Deepak Gupta is a IT & Web Consultant. He is the founder and CEO of diTii.com & DIT Technologies, where he's engaged in providing Technology Consultancy, Design and Development of Desktop, Web and Mobile applications using various tools and softwares. Sign-up for the Email for daily updates. Google+ Profile.