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I am new at a site which is about five years old. The primary IT guy has left and no-one remaining knows where certain software has been loaded.

I know the name of the .exe - how can I quickly search to find which server it is located on?

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Might be better asked on Super User? – Tim May 9 '11 at 19:02
More like Moderate User... Just navigate to the folder and press search in your operating system's file manager. – Blindy May 9 '11 at 19:16
Blindy - I think you missed something. It sounds like the file may be on one of several machines. I.e. if I understand correctly Wichitan is asking how to run a single search across multiple computers. Still might be better addressed on SuperUser. – Richard J Foster May 9 '11 at 19:31

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Take a look at Everything. You'll have to add the networked drives and let it index it but it should work.

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If the machines on the network are running Windows software, the answer at may be helpful.

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If don't want to index drivers, map share or connect using admin C$, D$ etc, I would recommand a software called Malicious File Hunter at

It's for malware researchers, but I don't see why it won't be useful for pure file search.

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