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Search a word in a folder

Posted on 2008-10-14
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Hello friends,

how to search a particular word from a folder.  ( inside folder all are MS-Word document) .
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Question by:shahidp
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by:computerguy79
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if you are using windows XP, open the search and simply type in the name the name in which you are searching for.
for added flexibility, try using a wildcard (*) at the beginning and the end of the name

ex:  *hoover*
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by:shahidp
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wont that only search a file name?
( i wanna find the 'word' inside any  'ms-word' documents
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b0lsc0tt earned 250 total points
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You put the word in the field for "search for in file" (see image below).  That will search in the file itself, not just the name.  This may be what the expert above meant to say but will work for Word and similar docs.
You can also go into Word and use its search to do this.
Let me know if you have a question or need more info.
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by:shahidp
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thanks a lot b0lsc0tt:
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by:b0lsc0tt
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Your welcome!  I'm glad I could help.  Thanks for the grade, the points and the fun question.
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