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Windows 7: Search file and folder names in Windows Explorer

25 Jun 2011   #1
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Search file and folder names in Windows Explorer

internet search shortcut

I was answering the above thread when I became quite interested in the topic. Right click any file or folder and then search it in a search engine. I was intrigued..... So I made a tutorial.

Search Engine Shortcut - Create

Give it a read, it's really quite interesting and useful Okay, maybe not useful. I haven't used it yet and probably never will. But it's certainly cool.
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