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Searching MS Word documents in a folder structure

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Hi,

A number of versions ago, MS Word used to have a search function that allowed you to search for a phrase in any word document found in a folder structure.  Hadn't used it in a good while (10+ years) and now need to do that.  Does that still exist?  Wasn't obvious if it does.

Thanks!

--Ben
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First make sure search and indexing is properly set up.

Then, open Windows Explorer, Navigate to the folder and search from the top right.

Yes, the function still exists, Yes, it works on my Windows 10 machine.

It helps if the folder is indexed but it does not have to be.
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Oh!  So they took that functionality and made it a part of the OS.  I didn't realize it would search the contents of Word documents as well.

Thanks!

--Ben
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Yes, and it works. Thanks and I was happy to help.
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