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Windows 7: How do I get Winows to search for files in subfolders?


05 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
How do I get Winows to search for files in subfolders?

I need to search for all mp3 files inside a folder that has other folders in it (sub folders)

so I opened the main folder in my computer and typed in *.mp3 in the search box on the top right of the screen then pressed enter but I got nothing! There are a lot of MP3 files in these sub folders but I'd like windows to find them for me so I can mark all the search results, cut and paste them into one directory. Is that too much to ask?

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05 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Some times after pressing enter you must tick on computer to do a better search.

How do I get Winows to search for files in subfolders?-computer-tick-search.png


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06 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Layback Bear, thank you for the reply.

Turns out to be my silly fault. I was getting no search results because the search service was off ( how embarrassing)
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06 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Also make sure you have indexing turned on. That will speed your searches When Windows knows where things are. Take a read through this Tutorial. Lots of good information.

Windows Search - Configure and Use
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07 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

thanks again
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