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We have upgraded PC's from Windows XP to Windows 7 and now I have users that used to use the function in Windows XP that they could search inside of a document for a word or phase from the search option. Is there a way to do this or add this functionality to the search feature in Windows 7
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by:NVIT
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In Explorer, Press Ctrl-F and then start typing the text. Does that work?
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jfholloway--
Control Panel|Indexing Options|Advanced button|File Types tab| fill in the radio button for "Index Properties and File Contents"|OK.  
Now you will have to allow Windows to Index for those File Contents which could take some time.
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I tried that but, I still can't search within a document from a search box like you could in Windows XP.
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jfholloway--
Note that in Indexing Options you also have to designate what file types you want to index and search for.
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