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When I try to search whether a particular word or phrase if exists in any of the text or other files in a particular folder, it works finely .. but When I try the same method with XML, Windows isn't able to do it. I think it cannot go through XML files.

How to overcome this bug of windows???

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If you want XML text to be indexed, you can try and assign the XML extension to use the plain text filter.

To do that, go to Control Panel / Folder Options / File Types tab, and change the Open With handler to notepad.

That said, I never use Windows Search because I find it to be somewhat broken.
I can recommend instead the free Agent Ransack.

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Accepted [15 chars] –  InfantPro'Aravind' Jun 2 '10 at 9:15

One hack would be this : http://superuser.com/questions/147918/how-to-change-the-extension-of-all-selected-files-at-once

just copy all the files in a new folder (ensuring no harm done to the original files). And perform search operation after changing the extension.

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This was a temporary fix of the issue. –  InfantPro'Aravind' Jun 2 '10 at 9:16

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