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Boolean logic for searching through file content on hard disk?

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The Windows way of searching for files, and for content within files, seems very limited. I can only put 1 word in the file name box, rather than a string of words. I can put a string of words in the content box, but they must be found in that exact order in the file.

Isn't there any way to search for file names using the standard boolean operators? For example:
File name: "Spring" .and. "Paris"
Text in file: "green" .or. "blue"


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Not natively, I'm afraid.
But there are tools for this.
Check out: http://www.softforall.com/Utilities/FileDisk/Effective_File_Search09040009.htm
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Thank you, sirbounty, you're very bountiful. Now I no longer have to try to figure out if I should try to figure out if I can do this in Windows, or not!!
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:D Glad I could help again...
Thanx
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