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Windows 7: Is searching files possible??

22 Feb 2010   #1
randomNaMe

Windows 7
 
 
Is searching files possible??

I want to search for a line inside files ending in .log only.

How can I do it please tell, I've tried everything! Seems that this ability is lost in windows 7?


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22 Feb 2010   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I have not actually used it, but the description sounds like it will do what you want:

File search tool for Windows XP/7/Vista/2000/2003/9X

It's not free, but has a 30 day trial period.
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22 Feb 2010   #3
gladson1976

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

EFS is a really cool tool which does the job. I've been used it in WinXP too and its faster than the default search in Windows.

Pity, searching for text inside files functionality is not there in 7
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22 Feb 2010   #4
kookster

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

What is this EFS you speak of? Link?
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22 Feb 2010   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I believe that he is referring to the link that I posted above...Effective File Search.
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22 Feb 2010   #6
randomNaMe

Windows 7
 
 

Disappointing, XPs default search was a lot more powerful and intuitive.
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22 Feb 2010   #7
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Well, if you have the OS version required, and the hardware required, you could probably use XP's search feature in W7,
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22 Feb 2010   #8
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

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?
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22 Feb 2010   #9
randomNaMe

Windows 7
 
 

Yes I have indexing disabled, I only want to search a few text files, most of the drive is not text files and useless to index.
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22 Feb 2010   #10
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

If you regulary need to search the contents of system files, you should consider indexing system folders. Then you can search in *.log files like this:
ext:log text to search
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