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When I search for files which have in their content... It shows files that DO NOT have in their content. What is the problem here?

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Are you using Windows XP ? And in which type of files you want to search for that string? – Silviu Jun 5 '12 at 14:59
Assuming from the last question ( he asked less than an hour ago, he is using Windows 7. – SgtOJ Jun 5 '12 at 15:06

Within the search box type: content:

Just tested it out on my Windows 7 system. It worked perfectly. I also tested just typing the IP address in. It worked too.

Since you are looking for within a document(s) that contain a127.0.0.1, you could try searching for ~= per the solution of this question.

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I think you just tested it for search IPs like but not a127.0.0.1. does it works for second IP types? – hamed Jun 5 '12 at 15:14
No. It's not going to work. It how Win7 search is now designed. It only works if you know exactly what you are looking for. – SgtOJ Jun 5 '12 at 15:17
As Windows 7 search uses regular expression, I think there must be a regular expression to do that. – hamed Jun 5 '12 at 15:22
Check this answer out. It will give my info how it works. In fact, this question might need to be closed all together since the two are very similar. – SgtOJ Jun 5 '12 at 15:23
yeah, the answer in the question is right. It works with ~= so , update your answer. – hamed Jun 5 '12 at 15:26

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