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Posted on 2011-09-09
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i am trying to figure out how i can search for a file located on one of my network drives.. the file name is     signed050301486_MX367.. i know that XP has an option to search by keywords and you can actually select what drive you like to search in.. i cant seem to find an option in windows 7 besides the regular search in the start menu..
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If you go to start and type it in the text box on that menu it will start to search.  If you click on "see more results" it will take you to a search box where you can select a drive.
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by:inetman
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right click the windows button in the left hand corner. Go to windows explorer. On the top right you can type in the filename and it will bring up all files with the text you are looking for.

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by:johnb6767
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Click Start, and type "Folder Options", and on the Search Tab, click the second from the top radio button labeled "Always search file names and contents".

See if that helps....
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by:jcimarron
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MXU2011--In Win 7 click WINKEY+F. Near the top right of the Search Results window is the Search Box.  You can display options to create a filter for the search. Or you can start the Search by typing C:\ or whatever drive you feel the file you want is on.
 
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by:centerv
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Go here, download it, no install needed, free persn use.
Good luck

http://goffconcepts.com/products/filesearchex/index.html 
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by:pcunite
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+ 1 for FileSearchEX. Try their beta though as it offers alot of the right-click feature you might like. Hopefully the final will be out soon!
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