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Search function in Win7

As the headline suggests, I want to find a file or the contents of the file. I want to right click a folder or a file, and want to find what I am looking for, just as it works in XP. Nono, not in win7 they have invented something new, and I have no time and patient to look it up how it works in win7.

As they say: Why fix if it aint broken.

Thanks!
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goph999
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spiderwilk007Commented:
Yeah its a little bit lame, I agree. Now the idea with Win7 is to just click the start button and type the search criteria in the search field.
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Brian GeeCommented:
If you want to search any particular folder, now you have to open the folder and then type in your search term(s) in the upper-right hand text box that has the word Search in it (and a magnifying glass icon).
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jeffiepooCommented:
In the top right of each explorer window, just type in the search box like spiderwilk007 suggested. This is supposed to be easier because you don't need to open up new search boxes, you can just search wherever you are.

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
                                                                            Charles Darwin

Lol. Got that in an email this morning.

So, ya, just type in the search parameters in the top right search box once you're in the folder you want to search...

Hope this helps,

-Jeff
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goph999Author Commented:
I don't think Darwin said that. Maybe Mr MS himself that want to change things, just for the sake of it.
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goph999Author Commented:
Have a nice day!
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goph999Author Commented:
But if you want for a specific word in the whole c-drive, how do you do then?
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goph999Author Commented:
But if you want to search for a specific word in the whole c-drive, how do you do then?
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Brian GeeCommented:
Go to Start > Computer > open the C: drive. There will be a Search box in the upper-right corner for you to input search terms.

If you wanted to search the computer itself, you can click on Start and then the menu pops up. Just above the Start button is a text box with the caption Search programs and files. You can type your searches here as well and just wait as results populate above this box accordingly.
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goph999Author Commented:
yobri: How do I search the whole c-drive for a specific word?
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Brian GeeCommented:
To enable full text search functionality, go to Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Folder Options link. Click the Search tab and then click the Always search file names and contents (this might take several minutes) radio button > OK.

Now all searches you perform will search for text in files (presuming there is text to be found in such files).
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goph999Author Commented:
Maybe I am driving you nuts. But I don't have Appearance and Personalization on my control panel.
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Brian GeeCommented:
Go to Start and then type in Folder Options in the Search programs and files search box. You can access Folder Options this way as well.
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