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Searching probems. Need a tool to search and copy what it finds to a certain directory.

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Ok .guys and gals.

I need a tool to run on a win2003 fileserver that can find files containing a word and then copy them to a direcoty on that server. I will also need to know the location of that file once it has been copied.

This is for a ongoing litigation.

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J

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If this is a one off, can you not use the built in search?  Start |Search. enter the word in the search box and drag drop the lot from the search box to wherever you want it?

Other than that a FIND script could be written to iterate down the drive, but re-inventing the wheel a bit.

If you did want a script, which file extensions would you want it to look at -- consider here documents such as Word, Excel, PST files etc. may or not store a particular word that is in the file in an easily searchable ASCII form

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not what I wanted but thanks for the post.
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OK, sorry for that, could have written scripted solution but frankly with indexing service loaded on Windows it is probably the fastest way to search it...
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