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Windows 7: Simple way to search non-indexed areas?

30 Apr 2011   #1
antares4141

7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Simple way to search non-indexed areas?

There are times when I have an external drive, or want to search system files but don't want to index them. Other times I know the file is where I am looking but for one reason or another it doesn't appear.

Isn't there a simple way to override the index file so I can search everywhere beneath the folder I am searching from?

I actually resorted to going into dos and typing:

dir *filename*.* /s

Which worked great and was the path of least resistance which is what I always try to do in situations like this but it would be nice not to have to resort to this.



Someone mentioned grep find but I am always affraid to install freeware programs for fear of spyware or worse.

Robert


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30 Apr 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Try Everything from voidtools.com.

It searches file names only. Near instantaneous. Freeware. No spyware.
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30 Apr 2011   #3
antares4141

7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Try Everything from voidtools.com.

It searches file names only. Near instantaneous. Freeware. No spyware.
Thanks, for the tip. I think I will give it a try.

Robert
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