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I just want to find these two words "hello there" in all directories and all files in my a: using the command prompt format (findstr)

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findstr /s /i /c:"hello there" a:\
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thanks I got the answer correct on an online practice sheet but could not get it to be displayed on the screen –  kevin Nov 22 '10 at 3:23
how come i cannot see the output of this command. It Is a correct answer but i am just not getting the output? –  kevin Nov 22 '10 at 3:50
You sure you have some files in a: ? Unless you have a floppy, I doubt there will be any files. –  Sathya Nov 22 '10 at 3:54
it's a usb drive. I type dir and all my files come up. I actually know that 1 file is about the "New York" Yankees. Could be a screwed up usb drive ? –  kevin Nov 22 '10 at 3:58
Seems more like a problem with the the command. –  Sathya Nov 22 '10 at 4:15

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