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Windows 7: Resolve program for Win 7 X64


05 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 
Resolve program for Win 7 X64

I had a program called resolve that I could run that would tell me where a command would be executed from. For instance, if I entered

resolve xcopy

It would respond with

C:\Windows\System32\xcopy.exe

This program doesn't work in X64. Anyone know of a replacement?

The Start menu Search can help with this some but not enough.


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05 Jan 2011   #2

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but I use "everything" for that;

Everything Search Engine

I run it at start up and keep it open in the taskbar. It will instantly find the path to anything you type in and also allow you to work on the results with a context menu.

Here's a screen shot;



Some useful tricks; http://forum.voidtools.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=765

http://forum.voidtools.com/viewforum...4e73a484717afd

Regards....Mike Connor
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05 Jan 2011   #3

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

By the way, if you want to search within files and the like;

dngrep - Project Hosting on Google Code

Blindingly fast, extremely comfortable, previews while you type, can search and replace, etc etc. What Windows search should have been.

Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Thanks Mike. I'm really looking for a Command Line solution, though I will look at Everything Search Engine.

Also, I use plain old grep from UnixTools, probably very similar to dngrep. Lots of other usefull Linux tools in the package as well.
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06 Jan 2011   #5

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I spent an awful lot of time looking for a good command line solution as well, never found anything suitable.

Those two programs were (are!) my best compromise. I don't like Windows search at all, too much mess on, too slow, and unreliable as well!

Everything is really very very good, and there are various tricks which make it come very close to a command line solution.

You might also consider this;

PowerGREP: Windows grep Software to Search (and Replace) through Files and Folders on Your PC and Network

Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Thanks Mike. I looked at Everything Search and decided to keep it. I can see where it can be a real help some times, especially as it's a Context Menu selection.
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06 Jan 2011   #7

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

They must have been listening!

Here is the command line interface for everything;

Download Everything

<http://www.voidtools.com/download.php>

Works great!

Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

That's useful but still not what resolve did for me.

It would actually tell me what executable (.exe/com/bat/cmd) file would be used as I show in the xcopy example.

Thanks though. For now I added it to a directoy in my path and called it resolve.exe
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06 Jan 2011   #9

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Brilliant!!! Here's a screenshot;

Finds all items on all mounted volumes containing the search term instantly, and of course you can pipe them etc.

Search term here was "may".



Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Jan 2011   #10

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
That's useful but still not what resolve did for me.

It would actually tell me what executable (.exe/com/bat/cmd) file would be used as I show in the xcopy example.

Thanks though. For now I added it to a directoy in my path and called it resolve.exe
Wil have a play with it, a small batch which tells it to include all paths etc should reproduce the behaviour you want.

Anyway, I'm very pleased you asked about it, as I would not have found it if I had not been checking it out!

Regards....Mike Connor
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