Solved

Boolean logic for searching through file content on hard disk?

Posted on 2004-03-26
4
161 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
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"


0
Comment
Question by:MaryKim
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 10693051
Not natively, I'm afraid.
But there are tools for this.
Check out: http://www.softforall.com/Utilities/FileDisk/Effective_File_Search09040009.htm
0
 
LVL 67

Accepted Solution

by:
sirbounty earned 250 total points
ID: 10693056
0
 

Author Comment

by:MaryKim
ID: 10701519
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!!
0
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 10702818
:D Glad I could help again...
Thanx
0

Featured Post

Why You Should Analyze Threat Actor TTPs

After years of analyzing threat actor behavior, it’s become clear that at any given time there are specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that are particularly prevalent. By analyzing and understanding these TTPs, you can dramatically enhance your security program.

Join & Write a Comment

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
We have come a long way with backup and data protection — from backing up to floppies, external drives, CDs, Blu-ray, flash drives, SSD drives, and now to the cloud.
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now