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Yes, I've read other similar questions and no, none of the answers work for me, so I ask again:

How do I search for a string inside ALL files in Windows 7 with indexing turned OFF? Is it possible? The string is 'support', the file is .php, I tried support, php content:support, php contents:support, *.php content:support, *.php contents:support and with the extension and string switched places.

I can see the file, it's right there and it has the word support inside, but it still says No items match your search

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Maybe try the following from the command line, possibly an elevated command line: findstr /spin support *.php – Mark Allen Oct 13 '12 at 6:05
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Might help to mention which questions, and any obvious failure modes. – Journeyman Geek Oct 13 '12 at 7:59
    
@MarkAllen That worked, but it doesn't work from Windows Explorer. When I say it doesn't work, I mean it says No items match your search – L84 Oct 13 '12 at 9:56
    
Sorry I wasn't more help, I don't use Windows 7 anymore so I can't check it myself. – Mark Allen Oct 15 '12 at 3:41

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