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Windows 7: Search Box Question

29 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Search Box Question

Hello,

When using the Search Box in the Start Menu, it works just great-but at times too great. Pulls up everything with the search word "anywhere" in the file or document.

XP had an "exact phrase" option in its Search.

Is there anything similar in Windows 7 ?

Thanks,
Bob


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29 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

try "name:anything"
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29 Nov 2009   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
Hello,

When using the Search Box in the Start Menu, it works just great-but at times too great. Pulls up everything with the search word "anywhere" in the file or document.

XP had an "exact phrase" option in its Search.

Is there anything similar in Windows 7 ?

Thanks,
Bob
The feature that you mention as a problem is sold as an improvement. Just type a few words and find any program, document, file etc that you are looking for.
But if you are not happy, you can follow the advice of the above poster.
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30 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks for help; appreciate it.
Bob
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