Rapidshare is probably the most popular online file sharing service. From warez to ebooks to movies, it has it all. Recently, RS has become ever more popular after it stopped showing those captchas and set an interval of 16 minutes between two downloads (for free users). But interestingly, Rapidshare does not give a search utility.

Use Google to search Rapidshare

You can always use Google to search for files uploaded to Rapidshare. If you take a closer look at Rapidshare URLs, you'd find that they always have a common pattern: http://rapidshare.com/files/.
So, if you google with something like your_search_term intext:http://rapidshare.com/files/,Google will come up with all results that links to rapidshare.com and also contains your_search_term. How cool is that!
I have made a tiny bookmarklet that also does the job. Just drag the following link to your bookmarks toolbar. Next time you search rapidshare, click on this bookmark and search away!

Rapidshare Search Engines

Rapidstack: My favourite! It not only searches links, also checks whether they are active or long dead!

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Rapidsearch at Infobind: Offers a Firefox search plugin.

Rapidshare Search Engine



One Click Files: Searches Rapidshare, Megaupload and other file sharing havens.

Rapidshare Data

Rapidshare Index

File Crop


ShareMiner: Searches Rapidshare, Megaupload and others.
Search Shared: Searches a lot of file sharing goldmines!
Rapidshare Searcher

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Blogger Buddy said...
Check out http://fileknow.com/ , that is another nice rapidshare search engine.