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Windows 7: Search in Windows 7


07 Nov 2009   #59
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Search in Windows 7

How to Search in Windows 7

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29 Dec 2011   #60
joeba

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Tip if you can't search contents in particular file types

I found i was trying to search inside of .df files but nothing ever came back from search.

Index - Add or Remove File Types

1) go to control panel
2) indexing options
3) advanced button
4) file types tab
5) locate the file type in list
6) toggle the radio set to "Index properties and file contents"
7) press ok
8) press close

retry your search...

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06 Jan 2012   #61
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

You could possibly mention you need it enabled in Programs/Features.
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06 Jan 2012   #62
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Infinite,

The Windows Search option in Windows Features is only for the search index. It does not affect doing a non-index search though.
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09 Dec 2012   #63
pinklotus

windows 7 ultimate x32bit
 
 

thank you so much
i was looking for these options for along time


but i have now a problem with my search when i'm searching in a folder

when i type a word to be found in a folder
it founds it
but then i cant do anything with that file like cut-rename-copy
but i was able to do it until a while ago

can you tell me what's the problem?
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09 Dec 2012   #64
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello pinklotus,

Double check that you are right clicking on the actual highlighted file and not on any space around the file. It can be real easy to click on a blank area right next to the file.

If you are, then when you right click on the file in search results, and click on "Open file location", are you able to do it from it's source location?
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09 Dec 2012   #65
pinklotus

windows 7 ultimate x32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello pinklotus,

Double check that you are right clicking on the actual highlighted file and not on any space around the file. It can be real easy to click on a blank area right next to the file.

If you are, then when you right click on the file in search results, and click on "Open file location", are you able to do it from it's source location?
thanks

no I'm sure that I'm clicking on the file
no even when I ask to open the file source location
it doesn't show me the file
and I should look for it myself
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09 Dec 2012   #66
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Could you post a screenshot showing all of this an the options it gives you to see if it may help ID the issue?
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26 Mar 2013   #67
MrJJ

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

here is a list of all the options that are hidden at times, you can use them even if there not shown by default.

kind: [for a drop down list of all options]
or
kind:=calendar
kind:=communication
kind:=contact
kind:=document
kind:=email
kind:=feed
kind:=folder
kind:=game
kind:=instant message
kind:=journal
kind:=link
kind:=movie
kind:=note
kind:=picture
kind:=program
kind:=saved search
kind:=task
kind:=tv
kind:=video
kind:=web history
type: [for a drop down list of all options]
or
type:=Application
type:="Contact file"
type:=Directory
type:="File folder"
type:=Icon
type:="Internet Shortcut"
type:=Library
type:="Pinned Site Shortcut"
type:=Shortcut
type:="Windows Media Audio File"
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