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In Win 7, how can I search for a word in the contents of all files in a specific folder.

In XP this was easy. All you had to do was type the word into the "A word or phrase in file" text box on the search window and it would only include files containing that word in the search results.

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In the upper-right of Explorer, there's a search box.

Complete that, and press search. After that search completes, there'll be a "Search again in:" at the bottom of the screen. Here you can specify for it to search the File Contents

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So no way to do it from the outset? –  CJ7 Nov 2 '12 at 0:36

If you want something a bit more like Windows XP search have a look at a free tool called Agent Ransack.

Some other tools are mentioned here:

Best way to *confidently* search files and contents in Windows without using an indexing service?

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