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Windows 7: windows explorer search

22 Nov 2013   #11
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

@4wd downloading x64 version now.


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23 Nov 2013   #12
Herm61

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
What is the root of the search? On my system if it's Dedktop it doesn't show any results for *.cpl. If it's C:\ it does. I have All Subfolders selected as option. I'm on W8 here so the placement of options may be a bit different. But there should be an option to search all subfolders.

I think you may be happier using Everything Search. Before I started using Everything Search I was using Locate32. But about the only time I use Explorer folder search is to show only the files in the current folder I want. For example *.ahk for Autohotkey scripts.

The only other thing I can think of is if Show Hidden Files and Folders is not enabled in Folder Options. It doesn't seem to make a difference in W8... and least not in this case. But it may in Windows 7.
Please tell me how to use “everything search”. The root of my windows explorer search is C. Show hidden files is enabled.
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23 Nov 2013   #13
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Everything Search

Just run it. In Options I recommend setting it to "start when Windows starts." Also if you don't show all Tray Icons you should probably set it to display icon and show notifications so you can click the Icon. Or you can select a hotkey to bring up the search page. Type in the search page. See the help for details such as keywords for folders etc.. It does not search file contents. For that you may want to use SearchMyFiles, Agent Ransack or fgrep from Linux for Windows.

I recommend using the latest stable Everything. I tried the beta but it would stop working on occasion until I deleted the database.
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23 Nov 2013   #14
Herm61

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Everything Search

Just run it. In Options I recommend setting it to "start when Windows starts." Also if you don't show all Tray Icons you should probably set it to display icon and show notifications so you can click the Icon. Or you can select a hotkey to bring up the search page. Type in the search page. See the help for details such as keywords for folders etc.. It does not search file contents. For that you may want to use SearchMyFiles, Agent Ransack or fgrep from Linux for Windows.

I recommend using the latest stable Everything. I tried the beta but it would stop working on occasion until I deleted the database.
I don’t know what you are talking about so I googled search everything and discovered downloadeable software entitled “everything”.
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23 Nov 2013   #15
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Click the blue words.

Thats a link.
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23 Nov 2013   #16
Herm61

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

I know what a link is but there is not one in your message JUST ANSWER MY QUESTION.
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23 Nov 2013   #17
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Click the blue words.

Thats a link.
Just a "heads-up", the link isn't working and trying to go to "Voidtools.com" in both IE and Chrome times out with a "This Page Can't be Displayed" message.
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23 Nov 2013   #18
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

@Herm61

There is no reason to shout or get nasty. We aren't paid to help you. So calm down. And there was a link, see post 13

@Sir George

Link worked for me when I clicked it, it doesn't right now like you said.
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24 Nov 2013   #19
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

Quote:
JUST ANSWER MY QUESTION
Always nice to read such friendly & cordial messages after one has spent time trying to help people.
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24 Nov 2013   #20
Herm61

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
@Herm61

There is no reason to shout or get nasty. We aren't paid to help you. So calm down. And there was a link, see post 13

@Sir George

Link worked for me when I clicked it, it doesn't right now like you said.
I finally figured out that you were talking about 3d party software and not Windows Explorer and I downloaded it.
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