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Windows 7: File search facility in Windows 7


18 May 2012   #1

32bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
File search facility in Windows 7

I'm pretty sure that when l clicked on start, and then typed in, eg:- *.tmp, it gave me a list of all files with .tmp extensions.
Now whatever l type in nothing is shown. I don't think l've changed anything so how do l search for files?


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18 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by willythecat View Post
I'm pretty sure that when l clicked on start, and then typed in, eg:- *.tmp, it gave me a list of all files with .tmp extensions.
Now whatever l type in nothing is shown. I don't think l've changed anything so how do l search for files?
Try system restoring to before this started happening: System Restore
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18 May 2012   #3
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You can also try using this very good free search software. I use it all the time.
FileLocator Lite - Free File Searching Utility
Fast reliable and doesn't require indexing. It does content searching etc.
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19 May 2012   #4

32bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Sorry for the delay in replying folks, have been a bit preoccupied.
This happened a while ago now and l've only just got round to writing! So l don't have any valid restore points now Windude, but have downloaded FileLocator as MJF suggested.
Does the trick so thanks very much to you both.
Regards
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