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I want to find a particular Excel file created by a past employee. All I know for sure is the file format (Excel 1997-2003) and the file owner's name. How can I search for this file on a Windows network share by file owner?

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Which Windows version? –  m0skit0 Feb 16 '12 at 16:30
My own pc is XP 2002 SP3 but I can run the search from the fileserver (Windows Server 2003) –  Rory Feb 16 '12 at 16:35
Se this...sevenforums.com/general-discussion/… –  Moab Feb 16 '12 at 16:47
Thanks Moab. +1. SubInACL it is. Now how can I close this question? –  Rory Feb 16 '12 at 19:50
Moab - add this as an answer if you wish –  Rory Feb 18 '12 at 21:16
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DIR C:\*.* /S /Q|FIND /i "username" > C:\userlist.txt

the above searches for every thing the user had in the C: drive, you can substitute the drive letter and the file extention. ex: C:\*.xls or P:\*.xls. the result is sent to C:\userlist.txt, you can direct it to any path of your desire.

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