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Windows search service

Posted on 2015-01-21
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I have a windows 2008 R2 file server with hundreds of thousands of files.  My workstations are windows 7 - 64 Bit.  The windows 7 search only searches the file names, not the contents like it did with Good Old Windows xp.  I read somewhere that I need to install Windows Search Service on Windows 2008, and I did.  I am still getting the same results in searching the files, only the file name is searched.

What do I need to do to be able to search the file name, content, advanced find like the GOW and doing it fast.  

Thanks for all your help on this.

Bill
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You can use external software like "Windows grep" - http://www.wingrep.com/
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Window 7 search works, you just have to select the search option.  In Windows Explorer, Go to Tools, Options then select the search tab.  See attached screenshot.
Windows-Search.PNG
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Found more info searching the web.
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