Tools to search for text in doc or xls : old Win explorer used to be able to search

I recall in the days of Win XP or Win2000, I could use Win Explorer to search for MSWord or MSExcel files in a folder (or even subfolder) for a certain string/text.
If this feature still available for Win 7 & Win 10?

If not available anymore, suggest any freeware tool that could do this
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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
Just get Agent Ranshack and end all your problems with searching
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
It's freeware with no spyware/adware.

From the FAQ
Does Everything search file contents?

Yes, "Everything" can search file content with the content: search function.
File content is not indexed, searching content is slow.
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yes, You still can, but the newer, under the search menu, there is an advanced option,where you need to switch from system files, to file contents.
sunhuxAuthor Commented:
>  but the newer, under the search menu, there is an advanced option,where you need to switch from system files, to file contents
Can share a screen shot where this can be located?

Thanks John & Eirman: I'll check if I have permission to install opensource
open folder where you want to search, hit ctrl-F or F3
a Search menu will be displayed with the advanced options.
I think you are trying to find it in the quick search box ...
Folder view after hitting ctrl-F or F3

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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Thanks Arnold, I got to the screen you showed above;  where do I enter the search string?
sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Under "Advanced Option", I've checked/selected "File Contents" but nowhere could I locate where to enter the search text
Now just use the regular search bar.
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
Now just use the regular search bar

I also noticed that if you do a regular file name search and then check an advanced option,
it automatically runs the search again.
The change affects the behavior of the search box. you enter the string in the same location.
sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Refer to attached screen:  I got nothing returned for the search string "NC" though this string is certainly found in a few of the files under c:\ht\... folder.  What did I miss?

I click on the magnifying glass icon at the bottom left of my Win10 desktop
sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Will help if someone post a screen of where to enter the search string.  I'm not savvy with Windows;  I'm on Win10
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
Using Windows 10
F3 >- Advanced Options > File Contents Option selected.
Search the name and contents of All Files & sub-folders the Folder WORD for the word paul

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