Re: Trouble with search in Win7 x64

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Robert Aldwinckle, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. "David Kerber" <ns_dkerber@ns_warrenrogersassociates.com> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I've been struggling with this for days, and Windows 7 search is really
    > starting to aggravate me, so can somebody tell me if I'm missing
    > something, or if the Win 7 search is really as brain-dead as it seems?
    >
    > I'm searching .txt files that have a bunch of lines similar to this:
    >
    > 9061628200ME R1 015529R0113100100186250085010
    >
    > (this is actually truncated, but it gets the point across: it's column-
    > based raw data).
    >
    > In server 2008, I can search for files that contain the "28200" (here
    > they're in colums 6 - 10) by entering "*28200" in the search box, and it
    > will find all the dozen or so files that have it in a folder of
    > hundreds.
    >
    > In windows 7, I seem to be required to search for "9061628200" in order
    > to find the containing files. In other words, the wild card search for
    > the substring doesn't seem to work any more.
    >
    > Is this something I'm missing in a setting, or did it lose that
    > capability?
    >
    > D



    Have you tried using findstr /s /m *.txt in a cmd window? <eg>


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    Robert Aldwinckle, Feb 5, 2010
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