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The search for a search utility

I'm looking for a great utility that will let me search for text strings within MS Word and PDF documents. Specifics within ... [more inside]
posted by Crotalus on Mar 23, 2014 - 5 answers

How to make Windows 7 find all files. Like Mac program Easyfind.

Hi everyone. Sometimes I'm trying to find an obscure system or game file, and it is actually very difficult to get Windows 7 to understand that, yes, I want it to search through ALL files on a disk. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Nov 30, 2013 - 5 answers

help me search for many files on my HD at once?

help me search my HD for about 600 files all at once. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Oct 13, 2011 - 11 answers

Need a text search program like a browser URL bar.

Is there a utility for Windows that will take a text file, and let you enter words into a field and remove entries from the list as you type in more words? Something like typing in the address bar of a browser, where as you type, the entries that no longer match are removed. [more inside]
posted by inthe80s on Dec 4, 2009 - 15 answers

How do I change part of a title across several episodes of the same podcast in iTunes?

How do I change part of a title across several episodes of the same podcast in iTunes? [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Jul 27, 2009 - 2 answers

How to keep Google Desktop gadgets without the search?

Is there a way to keep Google Desktop without it hijacking Vista's search? [more inside]
posted by inbetweener on Mar 28, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I find al word documents containing a particular phrase?

Hi, I'm trying to find some old Word documents in Windows Vista and I don't seem to get the option to look through file contents when I use search. Could someone please tell me how I can do an advanced search to find all documents containing a particular phrase in Windows Vista? [more inside]
posted by Tnuocca on Jun 21, 2008 - 4 answers

How to get the Vista Search Indexer to index all of my files?

How can I get the Vista Search Indexer to index and find all of my files? [more inside]
posted by Amaterasu on Dec 13, 2007 - 4 answers

Splunking files on Windows boxes

Getting Splunk running on Solaris 5.8, with log files on Windows boxes. [more inside]
posted by ajp on Oct 23, 2007 - 2 answers

How to search multiple files?

I have a list of several thousand serial numbers in an excel file. Each of these serial numbers is located in another excel file in a seperate folder on my computer. Is there any program/method of finding which file each serial number was originally in? [more inside]
posted by Ramithorn on May 4, 2007 - 9 answers

How to stop XP automatic search when drive is plugged in?

How do I stop windows from automatically searching for media when a new drive is plugged in? (Minor annoyance.) [more inside]
posted by univac on Nov 29, 2006 - 3 answers

Stop desktop search engine from indexing contents?

Is there a way to tell those fancy desktop search engines like Google or Copernic, to NOT index the contents of any file on my PC? [more inside]
posted by Oneirokritikos on Feb 11, 2006 - 9 answers

Searching inside files in Windows

How do I make Windows XP search inside TPL files? I know they're text files, but because Windows doesn't recognise the extension, when I try to search for "a word or phrase in the file" it won't search inside the TPL files. I know I did this once before to get it to search PHP files, but I can't remember how I did it.
posted by RobotHero on Dec 13, 2005 - 4 answers

Windows XP search improvement: suggestions for how to use the built-in search more efficiently, or for search programs to replace it

I need a search tool replacement for the built-in windows XP search, or suggestions for it. I have a lot of files on different drives in different directories (C:\AA F:\BB ...) and I when I want to find a specific file that I know is in one of those directories, I have to select and search each directory one at a time. (searching all folders on all drives would take too long.) Anyway to make this quicker?
posted by Iax on Oct 18, 2004 - 7 answers

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