The Search Options on Windows 8.1

Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 series. OS=Windows 8.1., Word 2007

Previously I had Windows XP and when searching for a document  file I could find it by entering in the search box some text from within the file -  a Word, or Words. Entering the File Name was the quickest way to locate a file. However the option of entering text from the file  was very useful.

With Windows 8.1 I am able to search for Files provided I have their names - using File Explorer or using the the 'Search - Everywhere' box on top right of startup screen.

But is it also possible to search for a file using text from within that file? I haven't succeeded in doing this and find it a big drawback. I'm sure there must be a way.
Michael MurphyAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Open Windows Explorer and put the content in the top right search box and Windows 8.1 will find it. I use this all the time.

I generally know the top level folder (memory) but this only speeds things up.

Make sure things you search most are in the Index (Control Panel, Indexing Options).
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can also use the Search "Charm" (move mouse to right side and select Search"

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You can enable the searching of text within the file by going to Start-> Control Panel-> Indexing Options.  From there, click "Advanced" and then the "File Types" tab.  At the bottom, you'll see an option for "Index Properties and File Contents."  Click the files you want to be able to search inside of (ie, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, etc) and make sure that radio button is selected.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@Michael Murphy - Thanks, and I was happy to help.
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