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Windows 7: How do I turn off indexing and allow search for all files?


23 May 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
How do I turn off indexing and allow search for all files?

When I do a search, I want Windows 7 to search all files in that folder recursively and return matches by filename and give me an option to search by text within those files (binary not optional obviously).

I figured out how to turn off indexing but I can't make it search by all files and I'm not sure how to specify to search text within those files.

I really don't care how long it takes to find a file as I'd rather wait to find it then have nothing return at all.

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23 May 2012   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

I use and recommend File Locator Lite (free), and it works well without indexing.

FileLocator Lite - Free File Searching Utility
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23 May 2012   #3

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

I myself swear by Locate32. Locate32 Web Site - Home
I programmed Task Scheduler to run a once-a-day update of all files on all drives at 4am.
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