Hands down, warez forums & scene/P2P release blogs provide the best source for valid, accurate working direct download links from file hosting services such as RapidShare, MegaUpload, FileFactory and countless others. Curiously enough, however, the sites that reign as the most popular choice for DDL seekers are ‘1-click hoster’ search engines, many of which eclipse any DDL forum or blog. One clear example is RapidLibrary.com which provides searching for RapidShare links only; and despite this, continues to receive much more traffic than the impossibly popular Warez-bb.org.
The truth is - the general public isn’t exactly well-informed in regards to where to find the real goodies; and search engines are counting on that. Many popular RapidShare engines are nothing more than a modified Google search using specific operators; others are generic web scripts that offer nothing special. In any event, here’s our picks for the Top 25 Direct Download search engines.
RapidShare/DDL search sites are mainly hit-&-miss. Uploaded files that are blatantly obvious to contain copyright infringing content are often promptly removed by RapidShare’s ‘bots, and therefore won’t even appear in a ‘live’ search. As an example if you search for “Dark Knight“, most of the results will just contain movie trailers and other nonsense that you weren’t looking for in the first place. But oftentimes these DDL search sites will find those hidden gems that slipped through file hosters’ moderation system, especially when it concerns non-mainstream content. Then again, it all depends on what you’re searching for - since RapidShare has a 200MB limit on file sizes (for non-premium accounts), this makes it nearly impossible to conduct accurate searching for multi-part releases - such as movies. For anything above the 200MB size, warez forums or scene blogs are vastly superior by offering sequential organized download links.
No matter how you search, there will always be elements that direct you to scam sites. P2P is free, no matter what. Keep the credit card in your back pocket.
DDL, RapidShare Search Engines & Sites
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Alexa Rank: 291
By far, RapidLibrary is the most popular RapidShare search engine - and currently lists over 10 million indexed files. On the homepage the last 200 searches are displayed, and both RS premium account holders & regular uploaders can submit their own links. But more importantly, search results can be sorted alphabetically and by file sizes. Additionally, files that have been deleted by RapidShare are shown in the results - thus queries are always accurate.
Test Search Word: Slumdog — Results: 520
Alexa Rank: 688
FilesTube is a multi-source search engine for all types of media. One of the best features of FilesTube is that the source URL (sites) are shown in the resultant queries. User who sign up and login can add links to their own “quick list” for future access, without the need for bookmarking.
Test Search word: slumdog— Results: 1,445
Alexa Rank: 1,430
At LoadingVault, users can search for files from RS and MU - but there’s also a unique feature that allows for searching/browsing of LoadingVault users/members. Regular searching is a bit of a headache - you’ll need to click in, and click in again, then type a small password to get to the link on RS - and finally, there’s no guarantee that the link will even work.
Test Search word: slumdog— Results: 18
Alexa Rank: 2,127
Very popular FilesHunt is a RapidShare-only search engine that does things a little differently. For example when searching for large files (example: a movie), the results will include all of the multi-part files, and the size will be reported as a sum of the set. While there’s no method for advanced searching of specific categories or even sorting the results, FilesHunt is still one of the best RapidShare searchers on the ‘net.
Test Search word: slumdog— Results: 41
Alexa Rank: 3,624
From the makers of RapidLibrary.com comes 4MegaUpload - a complete MegaUpload search engine. Since MegaUpload’s file size limitation is 1 GB (for non-premium users), MU is quickly becoming a popular choice in the file hosting circuit, especially for those who share films and other large releases. 4MegaUpload indexes nearly 4.5 million files. Note: Avoid the first result in every conducted search.
Test Search Word: slumdog — Results: 93
Alexa Rank: 4,373
No frills, no gimmicks at MegaDownload - just good, thorough searching from both RapidShare & MegaUpload with accurate and well-organized results. If we had just one complaint, it’s that the DDLs aren’t displayed as their source file hoster URL, thus it’s impossible to use a linkchecker plugin. Users must “click in” in order to see if the links are still valid.
Test Search word: slumdog— Results: hundreds
Alexa Rank: 4,708
If we were to pick a favorite DDL search engine - this could be it. Quick-growing Rapid-Search-Engine doesn’t just search for indexed files, but it also digs deeper by querying into popular warez/DDL forums & blogs such as warez-bb.org and rslinks.org (to name just two). What’s unique is that the results are shown in sequential order, making it an ideal solution when searching for large multi-part releases. In the event that archives are password-protected, an appropriate password will also be displayed with each source result. Other features include a Link Checker, a search plugin, and even a Firefox add-on. RSE searches both RapidShare.com and RapidShare.de, and indexes more than 4 million files.
Test Search Word: slumdog — Results: 1,977
Alexa Rank: 4,862
We’re not sure what all the fuss is about at OneClickFiles, aside from the huge adult overtones in the searches and uploaded files. We managed to only garnish 7 search results for slumdog.
Test Search word: slumdog— Results: 7
Alexa Rank: 6,293
ShareMiner exhibits vast searching capabilities by incorporating blogs, forums and other DDL search engines into their queries, resulting in a thorough search - time and time again. Also offers categorical searching and a “search in title” feature.
Test Search word: slumdog— Results: 491
Alexa Rank: 9,069
FilesPump is a multi-hoster search engine, and currently lists 17 different popular file hosters (and each can be chosen individually in a search). Query results can be sorted by size and alphabetically. In the event whereby a large release is found in multiple segments, each piece is listed sequentially. With more than 7 million indexed files, FilesPump continues to be one of the better DDL search engines around.
Test Search word: slumdog— Results: 51
Alexa Rank: 9,219
RapidShareIndex is a Google file host search utility by default, but that is not what sets RSI apart from other engines. Users are able to browse through categories (audio, video, software, etc.) and it even shows descriptions, images and track listings (for music) for just about everything listed on the site. There’s also the RS Links forums for even more stuff.
Test Search word: slumdog— Results: 93
Alexa Rank: 12,636
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Test Search word: slumdog— Results: 59 (all dead links)
Alexa Rank: 12,773
Very cool newer DDL search engine is Avun.com. Users can search from 18 different file hosters (unfortunately though, not all at the same time). The source sites (blogs, forums, etc) are displayed within frames on Avun which is great for quickly snagging the links. Avun impressed us greatly - go check it out and see why.
Test Search word: slumdog— Results: hundreds
Alexa Rank: 13,337
ihackr.com is a decent site to find links in all genres, and even has categorical browsing for each (apps, games…) although these links appear to be not working. Be sure to avoid the first 11 (top) results in a search.
Test Search word: slumdog— Results: lots
Alexa Rank: 13,805
How long do these search engines hold on to the files in their index, after the links are deemed ‘dead’? Obviously a long, long time if RapidShareData is used as any indication. While boasting over 10 million indexed files, a search engine is only good if it reports at least some working links. Where’s da warez?
Test Search word: slumdog— Results: 7 threads (all dead links)
Alexa Rank: 19,133
While not specifically a file-hoster search engine, FlixDump offers movies-only downloads (with nearly 9,000 films listed in their database). Tip: Avoid the first results in the search queries.
Test Search word: slumdog— Results: 5 (all are working)
Alexa Rank: 20,921
FilesFind is another MegaUpload (only) search engine that currently indexes nearly 5 million MU files. In our tests, accurate searching was a little erratic - a search for “slumdog millionaire” (quotes or no quotes) yielded results for “millionaire” more than anything else. A search for just ’slumdog’ gave just one result - and it was a dead link on MU. Note: Avoid the “download” link on the right side in the results.
Test Search word: slumdog — Results: 1
Alexa Rank: 23,184
KvAz boasts over 11 million indexed files from RapidShare only. In the search results, the source sites are shown at the top of each listing. There’s also an option to search the KvAz “verified files” only, and although most of the links contained herein will ‘work’, it greatly hinders the number of search results shown.
Test Search word: slumdog— Results: 687
Alexa Rank: 25,414
Simply put: This site sucks. Why are people even visiting it, is anyone’s guess. Search for something, you’ll see why. Move along, folks.
Test Search word: slumdog— Results: 5 (all dead links)
Alexa Rank: 30,210
This is exactly the reason why blogs and forums are far superior to file hosting search engines - at RapidShare-Searcher we searched for “slumdog” and we were pleased to see 59 results. Digging deeper, we checked all 59 links - and not a single link worked, not one. Is this because the movie Slumdog Millionaire doesn’t exist on RapidShare? Nope, with certainty we can say it exists hundreds of times over. But with the word slumdog in the file name being such a dead giveaway, it’s an easy candidate for RapidShare’s deletion system. +1 for forums & blogs - FTW.
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Test Search word: slumdog— Results: 59 (all dead links)
Alexa Rank: 31,756
If customized Google searching is your thing, then UVRX is your kind of place. Custom searching is orchestrated through different file hosters separately, thus the results are uncluttered and easy to browse.
Test Search word: slumdog— Results: hundreds
Alexa Rank: 36,069
Word of mouth spreads fast, and we’ve found an instant winner with FileCrop - look for this one to go straight to the top. FileCrop searches both RapidShare and MegaUpload, and presents the results in table-format while showing the size, source and # of downloads. In the case with multi-part releases, results are shown sequentially. FileCrop is also a great tool for discovering other sites (forums & blogs) to download from. Queries can be filtered by file size before searching - very handy feature for honing in on something specific. Be sure to check out their Top 100 Music Chart as well.
Looking to start up your own file hoster search engine? Take a note of FileCrop - this is exactly how searching should be done. No complaints whatever; FileCrop FTW; a FSF favorite!
Test Search word: slumdog— Results: 500+
Alexa Rank: 46,458
Totme.com is a very decent site for finding RapidShare links; currently lists over 1 million indexed files. Totme distributes information supplied by third parties and provides Internet links and references gathered from outside sources. They incorporate a multitude of categories (for browsing the links or direct searching), unseen anywhere else - as well as NFO files, screen captures and additional extended info.
Test Search word: slumdog— Results: 2 (both working)
Alexa Rank: 99,268
While not the best search engine in the world, KeyEagle does have some handy features including displaying the most recent files on their homepage. Be sure to avoid the first 15 search results, these will only lead to trouble.
Test Search word: slumdog— Results: 0
Alexa Rank: 198,438
Newer FileOnFire.com offers a streamlined interface, and allows you to find what you’re looking for in the quickest way possible. The main difference that separates it from other search engines is link delivery. Whereas websites such as RapidLibrary supply you with each link individually, Fileonfire supplies them together as a batch so that you can quickly download them at once. In addition, it provides a photo to accompany each title, allowing the user to get an idea of the titles quality before downloading it.
Test Search word: slumdog — Results: lots
Other File Hosting Search Engines:
• http://www.rapidoogle.com (Google style)
• http://www.sharech.com (Google style)
• http://www.rapidosearch.com (Google style)
• http://rapidsearch.infobind.com (Google style)
• http://down2crazy.com (not specifically a search site)
• http://rapid4me.com (good RapidShare & MegaUpload search engine)
• http://www.rapidor.com (indexes other forums, blogs & search engines)
• http://wasalive.com (indexes other forums, blogs)
• http://rapid4shared.com (good, underrated RS search site)
• http://www.filesbot.com (general DDL search)
• http://www.rapidsearch.in (general DDL search)
• http://rapid.tvphp.net (Vietnamese/English)
• http://www.gammafiles.com (good new site, should gain popularity. It’s a meta site that indexes other indexers).
• http://www.release-search.com (Impressive ‘Google’ search).
You forgot one:
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Nice post, good to see some reviews of these DDL search engines.
I like the Uvrx one. especially the “search all” engine ( http://www.uvrx.com/search-all.html )
It searches Megaupload, Rapidshare, Badongo, filefactory, depositfiles, easy-share, sharedzilla, gigasize, divshare, sendspace, yousendit, Megarotic, Mediafire, Zshare, 4shared, letitbit, drop, filesurf, hotshare, usaupload, savefile, bigupload, up-file, hyperfileshare, zippyshare, uploaded, uploading, sharebee, rapidspread, and Taringa at the same time… The results are a bit more cluttered, but very useful for those hard to find files.
http://www.release-search.com/ is also a very good search engine
Nice List , Thank you.
But The Best I found is http://www.crawlrapidshare.com
it searches the net in real time.
I suggest you to add this to your list
look http://www.rapidmore.com it’s best.18,129,959 files indexed.
please add this site http://searchrapidshare.co.cc to the list.
Hi, please support this site as well http://www.HipFiles.com. It is a powerful shareable files searching engine that search over 15 file hosting sites.
hi, see http://www.scenesearch.to is a another search engine to find rapidshare files. but he indicated better results
Why use search engines when they arent acurate many times when you download the WinRAR compressed files they can be password protected and sites like rapidlibrary wich search only files does not show the password while forums and DDL sites are much more acurate and give informations + password for the files.
Here is a very good example
It has a forum + a ddl site
google ist the best ….
spiderman 3 xvid german rapishare download ….. and finish……. =:)
Nice work! Thanks
Did you know you can easily search thru all filesharing sites at one time?
They support: Rapidshare, Megashares, Megaupload, Badongo, Filefront, UploadMirrors, Savefile, Yousendit, Easy-share, Dump.ru, Zippyshare, depositfiles, filefactory, filezs.to, Mediafire, Mbload, Share-Online, Neload, 4shared, Uploaded.to and many more!
I suggest you to add this to your list
you forgot this one
Give it a try!
Huge RapidShare Links Library
download latest hollywood movies in dvd rip…
I like http://www.rapidshareget.com Rapidshare search engine
Search file Says:
great info liked it…
Just to let you know my new megaupload search engine:
thanks for the add.
is also cool !
I have found this to be a pretty good site for movies.
let me introduce mine too, http://www.everyddl.com
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metin2 yang Says:
You can try http://kac-ani.xt.pl/en/node/34
It’s java applet which searching links basing on filestube, clean and fast,
soon link checking function will be added.
i think best is rapidlibrary.com for rs links and 4megaupload.com for mu links
thx for listing
cuz filetube is good to
thx for sharing this, man!
Please review http://filesbay.net/
It’s new file search engine designed to search files on various file-sharing hostings (rapidshare, megaupload, etc.) and torrents http://torrents.filesbay.net/
sans arun Says:
http://search-rapidshare.in also searches rapidshare,4shared,badongo,mediafire,depositefiles,megaupload,etc….you can earn money by just registering there.
There is another website http://www.findshared.com. looks cool. but no more links available.
What about http://www.webwarez.net/ ? I think you should add it also
the dude Says:
The best megaupload / megavideo search engine still moomr.com
Thanks for the great list! I have one question - does high alexa rank mean more quality website? I use http://rapidsharefox.com (bad Alexa rank) but I think that results are the best - without dead links! Try it and you will se what I am talking about.
What about http://www.filekingdom.com, its one of the biggest File Search engines on the net today, I am very surprised you didn’t add this to your list
filecrop.com is the best!
Petr Macal Says:
I suggest to try http://ask4file.com. Much better than filecrop!
I love internet and google ! I think that If you search well for what you need you can definitely find it. Do you guys know any forum related to this topic?
dears, i have been looking for search engine that can find files in all files hosts like Rapid, mega, deposit, 4shared, easyshare, uploading …etc. where filespump was so so great site but it is blocked now!!!!!! plz if someone can find site like it plz inform
Warez is a “DDL” site, or, a Direct DownLoads website. Our website indexes and provides links to content (the Direct DownLoads) submitted to us by other websites. Once these pages are submitted to us, they are added to a “verification” list. Warez then sorts through this list of links and weeds out bad or dead links, illegal submissions, or any submission that does not comply with our Terms of Service.
Leandro Taylor Says:
Useful list buddy !
Unfortunately the problem with these engines is that they don’t search ftp, usenet, emule, etc type of files.
More importantly there’s a risk of trojans/viruses as these sites don’t scan the results they offer to the users.
AFAIK - the only file search engine that runs anti virus check before returning results is FindThatFile.com . It searches like 165+ upload services - way above than purely rapidshare plays.
Lucjan Wasyl Says:
Swietny wpis. Mysle ze masz calkowita racje!
Content is up to date, no ads or popups, no crap. Just fantastic content.
Tried and tested site!
full downloads Says:
website. Our website indexes and provides links to content (the Direct DownLoads) submitted to us by other websites. Once these pages are submitted to us, they are added to a “verification” list. Warez then sorts through this list of links and weeds out bad or dead freel downloads
plz review http://www.newlookforum.com
It’s a forum
Hello, if I may, I would like a better search engine files on Megaupload, Rapidshare and other file hosting services. His address is http://ninjam.it/en/
You made some good points there. I did a exploration on the matter and found most people will concur with your blog. Thanks for sharing & happy blogging…
check this out Says:
great downloading site ->jetdl.com…. Check this out!
Another one DDL search engine with +180 ddl sites included. My favorite is Chispr - ALL Downloads Search Engine where you can search torrents, ddl, ed2k links or even ‘to watch online’ movies (megavideo.style).
looks like rapid-search-engine.com, but
searches rapidshare, hotfile, megaupload and other popular hosts,
has a file checker also!
John Donger Says:
Looking for a fileshare.com search engine. Please post
Best file search engine: http://searchfiles.org/