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Best Windows software to search file content [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to confidently search files and contents in Windows without using an indexing service? What in your opinion is the best Window's software for searching file ...
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Windows Explorer doesn't search System or Program files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to confidently search files and contents in Windows without using an indexing service? I use Windows Vista SP2 I was searching for the file I knew existed ...
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searching information within files [duplicate]

I need some information which is stored with in a file on Windows 7 system, I do not remember the file name rather what I remember is a bit of keywords which are stored some where in some file.How can ...
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What is the fastest (accurate) way to search for a string of text in files on a windows machine?

As the title suggests, what's the fastest (accurate) way of finding which lines of which files match a particular string. Specifically, I'm searching .cpp and .h files.
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Howto search in PDFs using regular expressions?

Usually I use Notepad++ to search in file(s) using regular expressions. Today I am wondering if there is a PDF program that does the same for PDFs. Of course I could convert the PDF to text and use ...
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How to search contents of files in folder?

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 ...
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Is there a tool on Windows that offers what Spotlight offers on OS X? [duplicate]

Is there a tool on Windows 7 that offers what Spotlight offers on OS X? I mean a deep-fast search on everything that stands on local disks. I also mean : search on the content of those files. So the ...
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Notepad++ find in files filter for files with no extension

I'm using Notepad++'s "Find in Files" functionality to find specific text in a large number of text files across a large number of directories and subdirectories. I understand how to specify file ...
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Windows 7 Search for Content Only [duplicate]

I do not see any way to use Windows 7 search to search file content ONLY w/o it also including file names. For example, how do you search for files that contain "L:\" and only files that CONTAIN ...
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Search Any Folder or File in windows 7

I want to search user created file or Folder in windows7.. I have downloaded GOOGLE DESKTOP to search my files.. but it only searches Installed files included in ProgramFiles and Control Panel.. but i ...