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Windows 7: Search Function Not Finding Files

16 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Search Function Not Finding Files

Hi All,

I recently began playing a new game and wanted to backup my saved game files, but I could not find them. I was able to learn that the file extension is .bkm. I opened search in Win 7, selected the C drive and searched for *.bkm. The search produced no results. In reading on some gaming forum sites to learn the directory location, I learned that the save files are in:
C\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\FLT\Steam\8870\Remote\SaveData.

I looked in Explorer and the files are in the listed folder. They do end in the extension .bkm.

Can anyone tell me why searching the C drive using *.bkm does not find any files?

Thanks for all help.

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16 Jul 2013   #2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Catfisher View Post
Hi All,

I recently began playing a new game and wanted to backup my saved game files, but I could not find them. I was able to learn that the file extension is .bkm. I opened search in Win 7, selected the C drive and searched for *.bkm. The search produced no results. In reading on some gaming forum sites to learn the directory location, I learned that the save files are in:
C\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\FLT\Steam\8870\Remote\SaveData.

I looked in Explorer and the files are in the listed folder. They do end in the extension .bkm.

Can anyone tell me why searching the C drive using *.bkm does not find any files?

Thanks for all help.
Because that's all located within a hidden folder.
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16 Jul 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

heres how to open the folder options then how to show the hidden folders.

Folder Options - Open

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
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16 Jul 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks so much. I have always checked the box to show all folders, but it was not checked this time. I have always hated Windows dumbing down the user and hiding folders.
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16 Jul 2013   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Catfisher View Post
Thanks so much. I have always checked the box to show all folders, but it was not checked this time. I have always hated Windows dumbing down the user and hiding folders.
Well, I have to admit that I like it because then there's a lot less clutter.
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16 Jul 2013   #6

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Catfisher View Post
Thanks so much. I have always checked the box to show all folders, but it was not checked this time. I have always hated Windows dumbing down the user and hiding folders.
Well, I have to admit that I like it because then there's a lot less clutter.
The clutter is one of the few things in life that's still free.
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16 Jul 2013   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Catfisher View Post
Thanks so much. I have always checked the box to show all folders, but it was not checked this time. I have always hated Windows dumbing down the user and hiding folders.
Well, I have to admit that I like it because then there's a lot less clutter.
The clutter is one of the few things in life that's still free.
lol for me, I like to use the words "free" and "clutter" in the same sentence like this: "I prefer it to be clutter-free!" Or perhaps, "I prefer it to be free of clutter"!
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17 Jul 2013   #8

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

The word order does make quite a difference. Free clutter, clutter free.
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17 Jul 2013   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
The word order does make quite a difference. Free clutter, clutter free.
Genius!

I'm going to pack up all of my clutter and leave it outside with a sign that says "Free Clutter!"
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17 Jul 2013   #10

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
The word order does make quite a difference. Free clutter, clutter free.
Genius!

I'm going to pack up all of my clutter and leave it outside with a sign that says "Free Clutter!"
If you want to get rid of it quickly the sign should say "stealing this clutter is absolutly forbidden."
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