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Windows 7: How do I search for a word in all Windows Live Mail e-mails at once?

06 Dec 2014   #1
ECKJR

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
How do I search for a word in all Windows Live Mail e-mails at once?

I'm trying to find a word (or word string) in several years worth of e-mails.
The built-in Windows 7 search engine is very fast, but appears to only find those e-mails in which the word is included in the title or addresses.
I want to find words in the body of the e-mails.
Will the Win 7 engine do it?
If so, what am I not doing so it'll find them?
If not, any recommendations on something free that will?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
AL


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07 Dec 2014   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

FileLocator Lite free (aka Agent Ransack) should be able to do this.
FileLocator Lite - Free File Searching Utility

On the Options tab check the Office formats checkbox in Enhanced Document Searching.
On the Main tab Containing text field enter the word or string you are searching for.
If it's a string, put double quotes around the string.

To make the search faster and filter results you can:
On the Main tab File name field enter *.eml.
On the Main tab Look in field browse for specific folders to search.

My PC with Live Mail is busy right now so I can't post screen prints.
If you need screen prints or more help, post back.
It's free, and it's easy to use ... give it a try.
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07 Dec 2014   #3
ECKJR

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
How do I search for a word in all Windows Live Mail e-mails at once?

DavidE,
Thanks much.
Though this program is slower than the built-in Windows7 searcher, it did the job while the Win7 didn't.
This one reminds me more of the XP engine--slow, but more options for searching.
I really appreciate the help, and I'm sure that I'll be using this a lot more in the future when Win7 can't find what I'm looking for.
AL
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07 Dec 2014   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Email Viewer

Just though I'd add info on a program that I use to view email databases:

MiTeC Homepage

MiTeC Mail Viewer Makes Accessing Old Messages Easier | PCWorld

You can use the filters to search for specific words. It doesn't require installation.
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07 Dec 2014   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ECKJR View Post
DavidE,
Thanks much.
Though this program is slower than the built-in Windows7 searcher, it did the job while the Win7 didn't.
This one reminds me more of the XP engine--slow, but more options for searching.
I really appreciate the help, and I'm sure that I'll be using this a lot more in the future when Win7 can't find what I'm looking for.
AL
You're welcome AL, and glad to hear that helped you.
FileLocator Lite doesn't use indexes, so it will be slower than search programs that use them.
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