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software to monitor documents content / search for strings within files

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Last Modified: 2010-04-11
im looking for a software that can run in a windows domain and search for files such as *.docs *.rtf *.txt *.eml *.msg And so on...
each file should be searched for strings or a words list that im looking for. ( not in english only but any other language )
does anybody knows about such software ?
is there other ways to do it ? maybe using script.

thanks in advance
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Rich RumbleSecurity Samurai
Top Expert 2006

With a linux box you'd use "grep" actually windows has a grep- a 3rd party made it- wingrep very useful
actually it does exactly what you want- and has a "wizard to help you" however I do not think
it will search on remote machines- unless your mounted thier drives (x.x.x.x\c$)
You can schedule this to run with scheduled tasks in the control panel.

Windows has the ability to do this itself... if you go to the search function, it has file name, and you could type  

Find:  *.doc *.rtf *.eml *.msg
Look for:  this that and the other thing

Drive: Z:  (z: could be \\x.x.x.x\c$) or what have you. Windows searches are slow, no matter what I've used... using SAMBA and grep on linux to
search Windows is no faster for me than using M$ to search.

You could script this also- using perl for windows- like Active perl, or Cygwin's perl.
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