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Win 7 - serach for a .doc that has the test "bla" in it?

Posted on 2011-02-25
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In xp it was easy to add test that was in a fiel you were looking for.

How to do this in XP?
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by:jvuz
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Can you be more specific please? Do you mean 'test' or 'text'?
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by:loki_loki
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if you mean search windows 7 for text inside a file you should just be able to type the text you want in the top right  in any windows explorer window.  it will be faster if you run it in the folder where you want to search, i.e. in C:\folder\ rather than in 'my computer' as it starts the search in the folder you are in.  You can can search options by clicking in the Organize>Folder and Search options.
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Dooh, I should have spell checked that one.
Yes text.
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Follow loki_loki's advice, it should work.
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by:Nik
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Useful post from Vistaline

The fastest way to find the name "Jane" is simply to open Instant Search, the Windows Desktop Search UI (WinKey + F), or an Explorer window (at or above the folder you want to search in) and type "Jane" in the search box. If that returns too many options for you, you can narrow the search to content only by typing "content:jane".

This will, by default, search all indexed locations for all files who's filenames, metadata, or content have "Jane" anywhere. If you're in an unindexed location in an Explorer window, it will automatically start crawling through files manually for data instead of the index.

I'd suggest using the WDS UI/Explorer over Instant Search in this scenario because you are looking for content and Content view helps.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproui/thread/bfd907b5-b649-48e7-b2a0-feb2f5ec75c7
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Hi,  
OMG its so complicated. Every previous MS op sys was so easy to do this.

 This works well >  "content:jane"

But what if I know the name has noel it in and its a .xls

Is there a way to include that in the sting to seach for it?

Something like (this doesnt work)

*noel*.xls content:jane




 

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by:fcek
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Hi that
"content:jane"
 is great.

BUT

is there a way to include a word that in the doc?

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by:Nik
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You mean to search for a specific extension like search only content jane in word docs?

Should be:
kind:=document
type:=.doc
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What if its a .xls ?

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by:Nik
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No problem. Office 2010 should be able to open all version without issues.
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Better explained.

kind:=document  type:=.xls    

In addition ...........

1) I know that the word recover is in the file
2) I know the file name has noel in it.

Is there a string for this in Win 7?



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by:fcek
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Almost there!  This works so far ........

kind:=document  type:=.xls   content:recover

Ok so I know the file name has "noel" in it.  Is there a way to narrow down the search?  
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by:Nik
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Sorry for my previous post, I've posted in the wrong window :(
Back on the subject, how do you mean to narrow down the search?
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*noel* kind:=document  type:=.xls   content:recover
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So, my posts weren't helpful?
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