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Is there a way to search the file contents of a windows share in OS X (specifically Lion)?

i.e. Find all files in a shared directory Foo containing the words "Bar".

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I take it you're finding opening a finder window on a shared folder and using the spotlight search box (upper right of the finder window) doesn't do the trick? –  Doc Aug 11 '11 at 0:20
Correct. The spotlight search box does not show any matches for a string I know exist in a file in the directory. –  bart Aug 11 '11 at 0:57

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