Searching inside files in Windows
December 13, 2005 7:51 PM   Subscribe

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 to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Well, according to Microsoft you can try this.
posted by stovenator at 7:55 PM on December 13, 2005

Have you tried Windows Grep? I can't believe no one has suggested this.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 12:14 AM on December 14, 2005

Total Commander is the solution to this, and many other, deficiencies and annoyances in Windows Explorer. It searches inside all files (or all the files you specify) and supports regular expressions.

On the command line you can use the findstr command.
posted by denishowe at 2:15 AM on December 14, 2005

Total Commander seconded
posted by Sharcho at 5:25 PM on December 15, 2005

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