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Windows 7: search options

13 May 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows Professional 32bit
search options

i don't know what the problem is
but every time i do a search, it finds a million things that i don't want,
for example, i typed in the search box (help me make it)
looking for "O C Smith-Help me make it through the night"
how can i change the search option to narrow the search
to only what i type in the box?


P.S. if anyone has this song or knows where i can get it, this would be great

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13 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Sammy Smith?
Here's a list on Google Google
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13 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Windows 7 uses intermediate and deep searching.

An intermediate search uses an index to find objects with the filenames, which gives you a fast search that only uses one criteria - the filename.

A deep search uses several criteria such as the location and when you last saved it. It lets you use Boolean arguments such as AND and OR along with 'greater than' and 'less than'.

You can also use wildcards. To look for the example quoted in your post you could try O*T as the filename to search for. The wildcard represents all and any number of characters between O and T.
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13 May 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows Professional 32bit

Thank you,

it sounds like what i want is an intermediate search,
how do i set this one up please.

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13 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

You don't set up an intermediate or deep search as such, but you can reconfigure search options by opening Windows Explorer then choose Organize>Folder & Search Options>Search, and then configure your search options from there.

This link may be of some use to you.

Windows Search - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows

However, a quick look on Google reveals that people are not too impressed with Windows 7's search capabilities.
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