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Windows 7: Is searching files possible??

22 Feb 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
Windows 7's search is a million times better than Windows XP's. You can easily search for text inside files in indexed locations. Have you got Indexing Service disabled?
In XP you could search for text inside files without indexing (of course it was slow). I personally dont prefer indexing files and i dont search inside files very often, so I use EFS.

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22 Feb 2010   #12

windows 8.1 pro

windows 7 has an excellent search after indexing, can someone confirm the following,
after indexing, it will not be to heavy on windows.
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22 Feb 2010   #13

Windows 7


I need to search for something INSIDE the file, so ext:log content:..... would work. But when I run that it searches for a minute and returns nothing, even though I know results exist.
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22 Feb 2010   #14

Windows 7

Answer: must go to folder options and enable searching file contents for non-indexed areas. Yay!!!!!
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