Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor
Try this; Everything Search Engine
Quote: Originally Posted by Kari
Quote: Originally Posted by zYx
*translucent* does work and shows me all the files I want, but since when I have to type stars in order to find something? Thank you.
filename:*Translucent doesn't work at all, but *translucent does as well. Thank you too.
So basically when I'm looking for a file anywhere on my system I need to type stars? Interesting, but why is that? Why can't windows be more clever? :>
Strange. That is the correct syntax to search files where a certain string is included in the filename. There's a huge difference searching with or without filename
parameter; if you search *Translucent
it finds not only files containing that string in filename but also files where the string is to be found anywhere in the file contents. Searching filename:*Translucent
restricts the search for filenames only.
Just two examples to show it works: Attachment 144896 Attachment 144895
Here's an excellent tutorial about Windows Search: Windows Search - Configure and Use
It's very good, but I got stuck as soon as step 2) "Type "index" (without quotes) in the search box". In Vista, when I typed appdata
in start-search, it took me to the right place. Here, in 7 I have to type %appdata%
.. Now, typing "index
" doesn't find what it supposed to find, Indexing Options. (I know how to open it manually ;p so I can skip this step, but you can see already that there is something not right). Windows can't even find its own programs :]
edit: That's weird, I typed Index, not index and it was found straight away. Does the case matters then? Edit: No, the case doesn't matter now, because now I can just type index with lower or upper case and it finds Indexing Options...
Quote: Originally Posted by CyberZeus
Star means "any character".
So to search for file thaat has "translucent" INSIDE the name you have to type "*translucent".
At the end there is no need for the star
I used stars before, on the net, on one particular search-site. I didn't even think of doing the same in windows
Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth
Do the search from the "F" drive not from "Computer". Where you do your search is important. Doing it from "Computer" will only ever use the Index.
I was in this location: F:\Downloads\Mobile\iPhone\Themes\_Black_test\_Black_test__\_Black_test.themes\UIImages
, in UIImages folder, with 14 files containing Translucent
in their names.
All is amazing, but I just can't understand, why, when typing in the search box word Translucent, windows is telling me Nothing Found
I'll check the settings again
edit: I checked the settings and I have all drives selected and indexed. Over 480 000 files indexed.
So when a new file is created, say a simple text file with some text inside and it's saved somewhere on one of these drives. Is it indexed straight away..? ..or when?
I just used this program called Search Everything. It finds things instantly! Obviously only filenames, not their contents. I created a text file with a certain name and a certain content on one of my drives. I opened two new windows by pressing Win+F. In one of these windows search box, I typed the filename:file.ext
I've just created and in the other window I typed the content of the text file. The first window found the file, but it took at least 5 minutes and a massive CPU load! It's been 15 minutes now and the second window did not find anything yet, though it consumes 33% of my 4 core CPU!
edit: It took 45
minutes! to find the content of the text file saved on F:\Folder\Folder\file.txt. Really? What's so advanced about this? Terrible.