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Is there a program for windows that would do a great job of searching within files?

I have a folder that I constantly need to search in for certain text, It would be nice to have a program that caches the files and searches through them quickly, and keeps its cache updated.

I spend a lot of time searching with netbeans, notepad++ and etc, the problem is this is a folder on a network, so it opens every file each time and searches.

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"so it opens every file each time and searches." - This will be true for any search tool that is not caching a copy of the files anyway. The tool must open the file to search it. –  EBGreen Dec 22 '11 at 15:57
    
I suppose the user means, not opening the file every time a search is invoked. Otherwise I would have recommended grep ;) –  tuergeist Dec 22 '11 at 16:56
    
Yeah I prefer something that stores a cache, but other than that, grep so far has had the best performance –  user893730 Dec 22 '11 at 18:56

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You can use Windows Search it is available for Win XP up to Win 7. A more complete list of desktop search engines can be found at wikipedias site about desktop search engines

Edit: A good (probably the best) tool to find stuff in text files (w/o caches) is grep. (Refer to my comment to the question)

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