Quote: Originally Posted by rlincolnh
In windows explorer I use content:abcd in the search box when I want to find abcd in any files (in or below the current folder). Thing is, I picked up the useage of content: some time ago (somewhere on the web), but I can't find it documented in the Windows 4.0 Advanced Query Syntax. Is there another document that I should be looking at? Roger Powerdesk, where are you...
Windows search does indeed search the contents of file, just not all of them. As far as I know, text file, word documents, excel spreadsheet, and just about any other registered file type has their content searched also.
You might want to look at the Advanced Searches
tutorial I wrote for the Vista Forums, which is based on the Windows Search Advanced Query Syntax
article by Microsoft.