Win7 Search?

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Rainer, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. Rainer

    Rainer Guest

    Hello NG,

    I am struggling with the windows 7 search.
    I somehow can't figure out how to search for a <file> containing <text>
    within the windows explorer.

    I moved from XP to W7 a few month ago and in XP this is easy so I assume
    it should be possible in W7 too, right?

    Regards
    Rainer
     
    Rainer, Feb 7, 2010
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  2. Rainer

    RCan Guest

    Hi Rainer,

    a search of the files / folders which are indexed can be started when you
    type your keyphrase into the start menu.
    More informations around the builtin windows search can be found here ->
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-search

    PS : Not all files/folders are out-of-the-box fulltext indexed therefore
    possibly you need to customize that feature for your needs ->
    Extending the Windows Search Index
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb318649(VS.85).aspx

    Regards
    Ramazan


    "Rainer" <> wrote in message
    news:eBfNXo#...
    > Hello NG,
    >
    > I am struggling with the windows 7 search.
    > I somehow can't figure out how to search for a <file> containing <text>
    > within the windows explorer.
    >
    > I moved from XP to W7 a few month ago and in XP this is easy so I assume
    > it should be possible in W7 too, right?
    >
    > Regards
    > Rainer
     
    RCan, Feb 7, 2010
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  3. Rainer

    Rainer Guest

    Hello Ramazan,

    thanks for you help.
    I tried your first link, but that did not tell me any new things.
    Your second link seems to require programming knowledge.

    Isn't there a "simple" way to search in all files of a folder which
    contain a specific expression? Where did the "old" xp search assistent go?

    Regards
    Rainer

    Am 07.02.2010 14:30, schrieb RCan:
    > Hi Rainer,
    >
    > a search of the files / folders which are indexed can be started when
    > you type your keyphrase into the start menu.
    > More informations around the builtin windows search can be found here ->
    > http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-search
    >
    >
    > PS : Not all files/folders are out-of-the-box fulltext indexed therefore
    > possibly you need to customize that feature for your needs ->
    > Extending the Windows Search Index
    > http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb318649(VS.85).aspx
    >
    > Regards
    > Ramazan
    >
    >
    > "Rainer" <> wrote in message
    > news:eBfNXo#...
    >> Hello NG,
    >>
    >> I am struggling with the windows 7 search.
    >> I somehow can't figure out how to search for a <file> containing
    >> <text> within the windows explorer.
    >>
    >> I moved from XP to W7 a few month ago and in XP this is easy so I
    >> assume it should be possible in W7 too, right?
    >>
    >> Regards
    >> Rainer

    >
     
    Rainer, Feb 7, 2010
    #3
  4. Rainer

    RCan Guest

    Hi Rainer,

    :) - of course here we go....

    Control Panel -> (Switch to classic view) Indexing Options -> Advanced
    (Switch to File Types) :

    How this file should be indexed ?
    "Index Properties Only" or "Index Properties and File Contents"

    Here you can now specify which file types should be fulltext indexed.

    Hope that helps

    Regards
    Ramazan

    "Rainer" <> wrote in message
    news:u2rL4#...
    > Hello Ramazan,
    >
    > thanks for you help.
    > I tried your first link, but that did not tell me any new things.
    > Your second link seems to require programming knowledge.
    >
    > Isn't there a "simple" way to search in all files of a folder which
    > contain a specific expression? Where did the "old" xp search assistent go?
    >
    > Regards
    > Rainer
    >
    > Am 07.02.2010 14:30, schrieb RCan:
    >> Hi Rainer,
    >>
    >> a search of the files / folders which are indexed can be started when
    >> you type your keyphrase into the start menu.
    >> More informations around the builtin windows search can be found here ->
    >> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-search
    >>
    >>
    >> PS : Not all files/folders are out-of-the-box fulltext indexed therefore
    >> possibly you need to customize that feature for your needs ->
    >> Extending the Windows Search Index
    >> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb318649(VS.85).aspx
    >>
    >> Regards
    >> Ramazan
    >>
    >>
    >> "Rainer" <> wrote in message
    >> news:eBfNXo#...
    >>> Hello NG,
    >>>
    >>> I am struggling with the windows 7 search.
    >>> I somehow can't figure out how to search for a <file> containing
    >>> <text> within the windows explorer.
    >>>
    >>> I moved from XP to W7 a few month ago and in XP this is easy so I
    >>> assume it should be possible in W7 too, right?
    >>>
    >>> Regards
    >>> Rainer

    >>

    >
     
    RCan, Feb 7, 2010
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  5. Rainer

    Uncle Gus Guest

    Hi Rainer

    As soon as you click on Start, begin typing your search item. I have been
    using every version of windows since Win 3 and have never come across
    anything as fast as this.

    FWIW

    Uncle Gus

    "Rainer" <> wrote in message
    news:eBfNXo%...
    > Hello NG,
    >
    > I am struggling with the windows 7 search.
    > I somehow can't figure out how to search for a <file> containing <text>
    > within the windows explorer.
    >
    > I moved from XP to W7 a few month ago and in XP this is easy so I assume
    > it should be possible in W7 too, right?
    >
    > Regards
    > Rainer
     
    Uncle Gus, Feb 14, 2010
    #5
  6. Rainer

    Windows7Guy Guest

    Hello Rainer,
    Learn about the search tool with the Search FAQ.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Searching-in-Windows-frequently-asked-questions

    Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum specifically
    for IT Pros located here
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w7itpro/ . It is
    supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams.
    You may want to also check the threads available there for additional
    assistance and feedback.

    John M
    Microsoft Windows Client Team


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    Windows7Guy, Feb 16, 2010
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