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Windows 7: Is searching files possible??

22 Feb 2010   #11
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
Windows 7's search is a million times better than Windows XP's. You can easily search for text inside files in indexed locations. Have you got Indexing Service disabled?
In XP you could search for text inside files without indexing (of course it was slow). I personally dont prefer indexing files and i dont search inside files very often, so I use EFS.


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22 Feb 2010   #12
tapuz

windows 8.1 pro
 
 

windows 7 has an excellent search after indexing, can someone confirm the following,
after indexing, it will not be to heavy on windows.
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22 Feb 2010   #13
randomNaMe

Windows 7
 
 

Interesting...

I need to search for something INSIDE the file, so ext:log content:..... would work. But when I run that it searches for a minute and returns nothing, even though I know results exist.
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22 Feb 2010   #14
randomNaMe

Windows 7
 
 

Answer: must go to folder options and enable searching file contents for non-indexed areas. Yay!!!!!
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