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Windows 7: Search function in W7 x64 not finding "within file" content

21 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Search function in W7 x64 not finding "within file" content

Hi

I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64, the drives are indexed and I have all folder search options set to "Always search file names and contents" and "Include system directories" and "include compressed files" but search is not finding content I know to be present.

For example text in Word Docs and content in Zip files are often not found, usually not.

How do I set up Search so it actually searches "within contents" like it does in XP, which may be slower but at least it works.

Thanks

Daniel

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22 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Given that there does not seem to be a fix for this, is there a program I can use that will search "within contents" like it does in XP?

thanks

Daniel
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30 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi

Windows Vista search works like a treat, why not Windows 7, surely someone has the answer??

Cheers

Daniel
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30 Dec 2011   #4

 
 

What was your specific search string/command?

Do you have .doc and .zip files set up for having their CONTENT indexed via Control Panel > Indexing Options?
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31 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JimLewandowski View Post
What was your specific search string/command?

Do you have .doc and .zip files set up for having their CONTENT indexed via Control Panel > Indexing Options?
Hi

yes I do, all file types are checked. .doc and .zip were used by me as examples.

Search command is simply a word that is copied and pasted from the document I used in a test to fix the problem.

Cheers

Daniel
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10 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daniellouwrens View Post
Given that there does not seem to be a fix for this, is there a program I can use that will search "within contents" like it does in XP?
I've really been liking FileSearchEX. Windows 7 search is powerful, you just have to know so much about the command line.
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10 Mar 2012   #7
4wd

W8+8.1, W7 ult+hp, XP
 
 

I can never trust Windows 7 search. This one works very well: Agent Ransack - Download
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10 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
I can never trust Windows 7 search. This one works very well: Agent Ransack
Oh yeah, I should have suggested that one too. I've been leaning towards FileSearchEX of late because of the simpler interface. Personal thing I guess.
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10 Mar 2012   #9
4wd

W8+8.1, W7 ult+hp, XP
 
 

And thanks for the FileSearchEX link. That one brings back the memories of days long gone by when windows search was failsafe, quick and easy.
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24 Mar 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi

thanks for the excellent advice, I am trying Ransack and will also look at FilesearchEx

Regards

Daniel
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