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Search function on Windows7

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by RWBlue, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I remember doing detailed searches in XP.
    I know it is an excel document, should have state or move in the title, should have a column "state".

    I need to do the same thing to find a missing document. How do you do it in Windows7?

    Thanks, I know this should be simple, but this document is MIA.
     
  2. gemeinschaft

    gemeinschaft AKA Fluffy316

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    I would do a search ".xls" o ".xlsx" and then put the results in a detailed list.

    Then, if you know about when you last modified the document, sort the results by Date modified.

    I hope that works for you.
     

  3. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    The problem is this hard drive has many many .xls files.

    I was hoping for a nice advanced search function.

    Or even a nice shareware product with advanced search function.

    Very frustrated at the moment. It is here, but I can not find it.
     
  4. gemeinschaft

    gemeinschaft AKA Fluffy316

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    W7 search is broken. Thank god I could go back to XP on my work machine. There's lots of docs on teh web detailing ways to *help* W7 search better, but it's still broken.
     
  6. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Found my document

    Searched for a word in the document.
    Then eliminated all but the .xls files.
    The spend time looking and looking and looking and looking.
     
  7. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

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    Windows 7 search is certainly broken...

    Based on what we USED to know...

    ClientName<space>xlsx

    Returned only the client names that were excel files...

    Actually, Windows 7 search is faster and waaaay more efficient than what we have ever worked with before in Windows.

    We simply haven't learned to use the new search funtion(s) very well... :wow:

    So - In the future, put your terms in the search box, but separate the terms with a space - Part of the file name <space> file extension really worked VERY fast and accurately.

    New ways to work, and way better... Loving it!

    HTH

    Patrick
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2011
  8. Lotiki

    Lotiki All that is man

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    Glad you solved your problem.

    For future reference, the program "Agent Ransack" (google it and don't trust posted links in a damn forum people) does a great job of searching one or multiple hard drives and even includes network drives. Its like the XP search program +100, and it's free.

    Although it is technically just a "demo" of a larger pay for program, it is unlimited and a great tool to have for 7 users.
     
  9. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

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    So it's actually faster on Local and Network drives?

    I'll have to check that out if it's true...
     
  10. kc8ykd

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    careful, don't click this link. it might take you to the manufacturer's page for that product. but on the other hand, don't trust it since i posted it in a forum.