search for akeyword in ms word documents

I am looking for a tool to search for a keyword in all the MS Word documents and MS Excel sheets in a very large folder on my local network
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[ fanpages ]IT Services ConsultantCommented:
I have only ever used a (very early) version of Copernic Desktop Search [ ], but in the absence of recommendations from others, you could work your way through this summary:

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Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
You can even try windows explorer search. For details see
Frans_TruyensAuthor Commented:
and what about PowerGrep? Is this a good tool? I just found it on the internet.
Frans_TruyensAuthor Commented:
Thanks. we are using copernic, is working fine;
[ fanpages ]IT Services ConsultantCommented:
You're very welcome.
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