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Windows 7: Searching for files and folders

18 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Searching for files and folders

Just got my W7 computer. I am used to XP file search dialog box.

I looked at the "How to configure and fully utilize Windows 7 Search" on this site.

I think I am going to have to take a couple of days to figure this out.

Couple of quick questions:
In the search results window, I RMB a file and select "open in new window". the new window address bar does not contain a path. It contains some search info. How do I open in a new window and have the path in the address bar?

It appears the search does not limit itself to file names. It is also searching for contents. How do I prevent it from searching contents.

Thanks, Bill

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18 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 / Windows Server 2008 / Linux (Redhat & Deb distros) / OS X / More

here are some options for search settings

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18 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64 / Windows Server 2008 / Linux (Redhat & Deb distros) / OS X / More

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