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    Windows XP Search Not finding files

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    by scott horvath ·

    XP seems to be doing something different with it’s searching than any previous windows.

    I Need to use Explorer to search within text files for certain strings of text (example ~~9767~~~).

    If the file has a standard extention such as .TXT or .DOC then the search function finds the text in it ok. The problem is that they all have an extention of .810 and even when I tell XP to look at all files it does not see them.

    If I search from a Win2K box its just fine. I also added .810 to the list of file types in the FOLDER OPTIONS-FILE TYPES dialog box to no avail.

    My workaround is to do all my searches on my Win2K box – not a good work around.

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    • #3415814

      Windows XP Search Not finding files

      by scott horvath ·

      In reply to Windows XP Search Not finding files

      PS I also specifically told it to search only *.810 files and it found nothing!

    • #3412337

      Windows XP Search Not finding files

      by borginva ·

      In reply to Windows XP Search Not finding files

      Unless you already have, in XP’s search, make sure your advanced options are selected. I find this has helped a lot. After using the AtomicXP and TweakUI XP from Powertoys, using search is much easier.

      • #3412333

        Windows XP Search Not finding files

        by scott horvath ·

        In reply to Windows XP Search Not finding files

        I found out you actually have to add the file type manually to the FILE TYPES dialog to search non standard file types.

    • #3412332

      Windows XP Search Not finding files

      by scott horvath ·

      In reply to Windows XP Search Not finding files

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