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Windows 7: What happened to XP's multiple file search

28 Mar 2010   #11
Polar Monk

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
You used OR as it correct? not a lower case "or" right?
Yes I did, but it doesn't work with me.


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28 Mar 2010   #12
Polar Monk

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
Yes, SuperFinder does work! Thanks, pacinitaly!
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29 Mar 2010   #13
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

you're welcome
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23 Apr 2010   #14
KevinC21

window 7
 
 

So Windows 7 has no way to search for multiple files now? You need a 3rd party app to do that. There must be a way. If the "comma" is not the right thing to use and "or" does not work anyone have an idea? If it was "or" it would be the biggest joke ever. I do searches for 20-30 numbers all day long and if you had to type in "or" for a seperator that would well be very Microsoft of them...
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23 Apr 2010   #15
dood

Win7/XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KevinC21 View Post
So Windows 7 has no way to search for multiple files now? You need a 3rd party app to do that.
Its windows 7!!
And that feature was MY IDEA!!


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23 Apr 2010   #16
MSF4n

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit / Windows XP Professional 32-bit
 
 



I don't know what are you doing wrong, but it works like hell!

filename OR filename OR filename OR etc.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
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23 Apr 2010   #17
KevinC21

window 7
 
 

Ok capital OR works. Thats great...Much better than just a comma.. Who's great idea was that?

Some of the things they change to make it easy? Is it easy to hit one button or to Control OR...hmmmm Must have to be an engineer to figure that one out.
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01 May 2010   #18
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

I just read a blog about the ability to get the same EXACT function in searching as in win2000 and XP....it's been over 2hrs and I can't find it again and I'm having an anxiety attack looking for it
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01 May 2010   #19
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

Windows 7's search feature is BY FAR better than XP's. Just index your entire hard drive (or locations you are likely to search) and type "anything" you remember about that file. That's the keyword: "anything". You don't have to remember file names like you had to do with XP.

As quite a few of the posts suggest, the OR keyword works just fine to achieve what the OP was trying.
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14 Mar 2011   #20
lilaclily

windows 7
 
 

In the old XP i could simply go to search and specify date, documents, pics, etc. This is completely useless for me If I had known this I would never have brought a PC with windows 7
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