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How can I search within files and all my attached drives in Windows 7?

By tuba2 ·
The XP search command would search within files and could be set to search all the attached drives. Is there a way to accomplish this in windows 7?

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Try adding it to the indexer?

by markp24 In reply to How can I search within f ...

Hi

in the search feature add the drive to the indexing, (it make take a while to build that index)

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The easiest way would be to add file contents to the index

by Kenone In reply to How can I search within f ...

I wouldn't do it though. That damn indexer will slow you to a crawl. Windows search has become sort of programmable. Here's a link to get you started but there's more, so much more.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/windows-search

The command I use most seems to be; System.FileName:="filename"

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FileSearchEX

by pcunite In reply to How can I search within f ...

I think FileSearchEX is what you're looking for ... unless you want to type out the commands like Kenone has shown you. The Windows 7 search is powerful but has a more cryptic screen from what XP Search had.

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