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Windows 7: Search context menu + Search within files.

20 Apr 2010   #1

Search context menu + Search within files.

Is there a way to get win7 file explorer to provide me with a right click context menu while I right click on a folder and let me search within that folder, specifically within files within that folder?

I don’t like the windows indexing stuff. I just want to do what I did in XP. Right click, search, type in the ‘Search within files’ text box the text I wanted to find and off it went for 20 mins going thoroughly through each one and providing a nice list of what files had the text within them.

Is this possible, either within windows 7 itself or with a 3rd party program?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

Not sure if this will work, but it seems like a possible solution:

Search Context Menu Item - Restore After Vista SP1 - Vista Forums

Also Possible:
Edit Context Menu Items In Windows 7 & Vista
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

The search box next to the address bar (CTRL + F gives it focus) works on the current folder you reside in. You can also limit the scope directly in the search query.

jquery path:concepts Would find everything that match "jquery" that resides in a folder named "concepts"
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