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Windows 7 - How can I search for all file containing a specific phrase

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In windows XP I could search my whole computer or a directory for files containing a specific phrase. I can search for parts of file names in Windows 7, but I do not find a way to look in files for phrases.

Please give me an indication where to look if it is possible.
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Question by:Fritz Paul
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you need to hit the button in the upper right in the search area that looks like the attached...

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by:Fritz Paul
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Thanks,
but this only gives me a listing of types of files.
What I need is to find files with any names, containing a specific phrase like "conditions around our country".
There is such a file on my computer, but I do not know where and i do not know it's name. I need to find it.
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The example I sent looked for actual words or phases inside the files.
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by:chris_martin62
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If I am not mistaking all you should have to do in Windows 7 all you have to do is open the ribbon or start as most people know it and just type the phrase. search
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