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I need to scan all the files in C:\MyFiles, look in each file for the text "XX4567" and then create a log file that displays which files included the text. These are for the most part small text/ASCII files. Thanks!
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With 'grep.exe' from http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/ you can just use

grep XX4567 c:\MyFiles\*.txt > filelist.txt

where 'filelist.txt' will then contain a list of all files that contain the search string.
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by:MuddyMojo
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For Windows I actually used: http://pages.interlog.com/~tcharron/grep.html

Worked great with no actual Windows install - Just copy file in! Would never have found it without you suggesting using grep in the first place so THANK YOU!
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