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Windows 7: search file contents getting worse

31 May 2010   #1

search file contents getting worse

As a software development expert I'm amazed how microsoft are making simple search more and more complicated, more and more annoying.
In Windows 2000 you pressed F3 typed in a folder to look in, a file name pattern and optionally a word to search in the files. 1 click 3 strings that's it.
In XP few more clicks were required (Search ALL etc.).
In windows 7, how do you search files with a file name pattern and with a string in its contents?

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31 May 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

"path:location AND file:filename AND contents" may or may not work depending on the index and the values.
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