Search particular string in different .txt files

Posted on 2012-09-14
Last Modified: 2012-09-18

I want to search one string in more than 10 notepad files, every time I am opening each notepad file and Ctrl+F and searching, Is there any alternate way to search in 10 notepad files in one search..
Question by:AhmedAliShaik
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    What version of windows are you using?

    for windows 7...

    Navigate to the folder that holds the notepad files...

    in the upper right hand corner is a search box.... enter your search criteria there and hit enter.

    Also... PSPad... which is a free general text editor... has a good built in search .... you can use that to search for text within files...
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    ultraedit is a txt editor on steroids.
    will do anything you want, including search on patterns in folders and subfolders
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    by:Ken Butters
    I've used ultraedit too... it is also a good alternative.  

    PSPad can also use regular expressions to search on patters in folders and subfolders... and also has the added bonus of being 100% free.
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    For this I use a freeware tool called dview. It loads all files of a folder and shows all their text in one window. You just type a word, and it shows all results, without dialog. To load only .txt files of a folder, you may run from command line like
    dview myfolder .txt

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    Thanks All.

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