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Windows 7: Weak support for content search/Windows7?

18 Aug 2009   #1
Jimmer

Windows 7 7100RC
 
 
Weak support for content search/Windows7?

I have been all over the internet and through the tutorials. I have searched Windows Help and I can't seem to find the answer. To be fair I am an XP user and am completely sold on Seven albut for this one problem.

I am searching for very specific strings that are contained in multiple XLS files in a single subdirectory. I know that these strings exist in a Text field in all of these files. Windows search doesn't seem to have an advanced search screen and it always fails to find any numbers. As a matter of fact it shows no hits at all.

It did work with XP.


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18 Aug 2009   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Hello Jimmer.

You may need to manually index these files.
Index Locations - Add or Remove

~Lordbob
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18 Aug 2009   #3
Jimmer

Windows 7 7100RC
 
 

I have listed that directory in the the index. That doesn't seem to help.
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18 Aug 2009   #4
Antman

 

Have you enabled index contents?
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18 Aug 2009   #5
Jimmer

Windows 7 7100RC
 
 

Okay, looks like my mistake might be assuming that Microsoft would automatically include a link to a Microsoft product in the index associataion table. It is reindexing now.. I'll let you know.
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25 Aug 2009   #6
Jimmer

Windows 7 7100RC
 
 

Yep, that was the issue. I expected Microsoft to automatically support legacy MS Office file types. Lesson to be learned here.
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25 Aug 2009   #7
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jimmer View Post
Yep, that was the issue. I expected Microsoft to automatically support legacy MS Office file types. Lesson to be learned here.
This does not surprise me.... I was really pissed they changed to .docx. Makes no sense, and people with <2003 cannot read it.

~Lordbob
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