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What is the equivalent of Linux's "locate" command line to search for a file on a system in windows 7?
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Not familiar with the locate command, but are you looking for "dir /s filename"?
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by:cmartineau
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Yep also came across this too.

dir  C:\ /s /b | find "filename"

Not used to windows command line. Thanks!
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by:ded9
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Its the find command

Type find /?  in command prompt.




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Ok thanks
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