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Windows 7: text search


19 Feb 2010   #1
wxcooper

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
text search

how do i search for text within files in windows 7. it was easy in XP but can't figure out how to do it in 7.

wxcooper


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19 Feb 2010   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello Welcome to SF,

Follow this Tutorial this should help you Search in Windows 7

Good Luck,
Captain
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20 Feb 2010   #3
wxcooper

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
text in files

jack sparrow,
i looked at tutorial but it doesn't help me display text inside of files. i really need this to work.


regards


wxcooper
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20 Feb 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Maybe this will help

find file containing text inside the file - Vista Forums

Same for Vista and Windows 7
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20 Feb 2010   #5
wxcooper

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
text in files

Thanx Jack Sparrow. I did get it to work but it is very primitive. I ended up installing Super Finder XT, much more refined.


regards


wxcooper
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21 Feb 2010   #6
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Here is a great software for doing a Search inside a file. Plus you can replace the information if you need to.

Search and Replace for Windows - Funduc Software
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22 Feb 2010   #7
wxcooper

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
search text

Thanx everybody for their suggestions. Am now using both funduc and super finder xt. both are great programs, takes me back to my unix days when i felt i was in control.

regards


wxcooper

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23 Feb 2010   #8
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

Windows 7's built-in search method is the most user-friendly. I have all my documents, music, pictures and videos indexed. So I can search for text in any file within a fraction of a second.
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04 Sep 2013   #9
papergirl1330

windows 7
 
 

I am on windows 7 in the corportate world therefore cannot install any software, is there a way to search for specific text within a file with out more software
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