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Replacing Windows 7's desktop search capabilities in Linux

Having switched to Linux Mint as my primary OS, one of the few things that makes me miss Windows are the built-in search capabilities. In Windows, I can simply hit the "super" key and immediately ...
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How-to: Add remove locations to the Windows [Vista/7] Search Index from the command line?

Despite there being the popular GUI way of doing this from the Control Panel (Indexing Options) applet, which can also be reached through Windows Explorer > Options, I would like to add/remove ...
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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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Windows 8 search with result context

Is there a way to search for PDF and Word documents in Windows 8 so that the search results display not only the file name, but also some context of where the search terms occur? A sentence around the ...
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Windows Search Limits Queries to 255 Chars. Any Way to Override This?

I run Windows 8 and have run into an issue... As you know, Windows features a "fuzzy" search, which is great for finding multiple files... However, I often have to search for multiple files using a ...
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Windows 8 disable network locations from search

Using webdrive to mount external SSH/SFTP points, whenever I do a search using File Explorer / Search on Computer, explorer starts to scan these drives as well. Since I have a full ubuntu server ...
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Indexing PDFs in Windows 8

Windows 8's desktop search seems not to index PDFs. Is this by design or have I misconfigured something?
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Windows 7 search does not return results from indexed folders

I am experiencing this issue over and over again and I just cannot seem to find the answer. It doesn't make sense, but search simply does not return results from folders that certainly have these ...
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How to search for a folder inside another specific folder in Spotlight

Is possible to tell spotlight to search for a folder "x" that is contained within folder "y"? For example, I have several dirs named "june" in my computer, but one of them is inside a dir named ...
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Is there a way to search the web and my own hard drive at the same time?

I have lots of PDFs and other documents on my hard drive, many of which aren't online anywhere. If I know something is online, I can use Google. If I know something is on my drive, I can use ...
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Desktop search which indexes DjVu

I happen to have large collection of ebooks, which are PDFs and DjVus (with text layer). I would like to be able to "search" the contents of my ebooks for phrases. After some time spent on googling ...
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Linux desktop search, list video files in GUI, copy to new location

I know this sounds like a rather simple problem but it's not! I'm attempting to locate all the video files on a removable drive via the GUI. There might be various types of video files like ...
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Windows indexing service: how do I make it so network shares can be searched?

I have a bunch of folders on a network share with thousands of files in them (application logfiles). I would like to be able to search these by filename quickly and eventually programmatically ...
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Windows search of file content

I found out that I have to activate the search or file content in the Window7 search settings. Now, the content in .html files or Docs is found, but not in my code files (for example the stuff in ...
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A more stable alternative Meta Tracker Linux search system

An indexed search system is a very convenient tool for many computer-related tasks. I have been using Meta Tracker for a few years on Ubuntu and have met a lot of issues: sometimes the Tracker icon ...
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Fast search within text files in windows

Is there a program for windows that would do a great job of searching within files? I have a folder that I constantly need to search in for certain text, It would be nice to have a program that ...
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Desktop/server search engine with night time indexing

Is there some desktop/server search engine (such as Google Desktop or Copernic) satisfying the below requests. Requests: Must work on Windows server and Windows 7 environments. Indexing can be ...
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Local image search against a source image?

I came across this: Is there a free visual similarity image local hard drive search?. However, it doesn't answer the question and the solutions don't work. Basically, I have a directory structure of ...
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Free visual similarity image for a local hard drive search?

I'm looking for a desktop search engine for finding images on my local hard drive with high visual similarity. I've only found paid for ones so far. It could be Linux or windows one, either would be ...
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search solution for local files

Edit: how does voidtools compare with google desktop, and with windows 7 native spotlight search. I want to have a convenient solution on windows where I can search through all my offline documents ...
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Desktop icons tab below are white

I don't remember what I did, but the text tab below the icons are all white. It is a PC running XP
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Is there any desktop search engine on Linux that can index including the NTFS?

I am using Arch Linux. I have tried beagle search engine. I can add the /mnt/windows (my NTFS drive) for indexing by beagle. But when I search, there is no result from /mnt/windows. Besides that, I ...
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Windows 7 not searching in non-indexed folders

I am simply not able to use the Windows 7 search box to find files in the current directory. The following are my settings: I have currently configured Windows Indexing only to search in my "Start ...
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Escape from Windows 7 “Search Results” path

When I do a search for files on my system with Windows 7 built-in search, it opens a window with search results. If ones of the results is a folder and I open it, I go to a location like ...
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How to back up Windows 7's “Indexing Options” settings?

I'd like to back up (and be able to restore upon Windows 7 reinstall) all my heavily-customised Indexing Options settings. e.g. I have VERY customised list of file types that I have ticked in the ...
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my windows 7 'search program and files ' not functioning

For last few weeks the search bar at the very bottom of windows main navigation is not working. Can anybody give the possible ways to fix this.
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Search for text inside a bunch of Photoshop files

I have hundreds of Photoshop files that contain text layers. Is there a way to search for text in these files? Maybe a connector for Google desktop or Windows search?
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Can I force full speed to the indexing service of Windows?

On windows 7 there's 'pause' and there's 'indexing speed is reduced due to user activity' but what if one wants full speed during desktop activity?
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Recommend desktop search software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What's the fastest desktop search tools you've used on Windows? What's a good alternative to Windows' “Search for Files and Folders”? ...
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Windows Desktop Search 4 or Windows 7 Search add in for Lotus Notes

Does anyone know if a Windows Desktop Search Add-in (also called IFilter) exists for Lotus Notes that will work with Windows Desktop Search 4.0 (installs on older OS's and is included in Windows 7)? ...
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Portable Google Desktop Search index

I have a huge number of documents and articles indexed using Google Desktop I sync these data constantly to my USB flash drive I mount my USB flash drive on my other PC (slow with limited storage) so ...
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Can't see any entries on “File Types” tab on Windows 7's Desktop Search

For some reason, Windows Desktop Search (included with Windows 7.0) now no longer shows any file types on the "Advanced Options" dialog box. Any ideas on how to fix this? WDS claims to be ...
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Full text search of documents on local harddrive and/or shared drive

I am looking for free utility which will index my files in folder and its subfolders, or in network/shared drive. It must support full text indexing for Office 2007 files, PDF, etc. I have seen Agen ...
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How do I tell Agent Ransack to avoid a particular path/filename pattern?

I've started using Agent Ransack to search an entire directory at once looking for a particular string. The only issue I have with it so far is that if I'm searching in a Subversion working copy, it ...
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Google Desktop Search problems - unable to disable indexing and no index status page

I've been running Google Desktop (I've used both the regular and Enterprise versions) without issues on my Windows 7 64-bit PC for a long time with no issues. I just paved my PC and reinstalled ...
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Generate metadata of all files in a dir?

We are working on a project that is quite big, and its stored in an SVN repository under different folders with many files all over the place. Quite often, it is hard to locate the document that has a ...
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Desktop search combined with Intranet search

I'm looking for a software similiar to Windows Desktop Search or Google Desktop, that can also display results from our Intranet search engine in the same manner it displays regular results ...
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Batch OCR for many PDF files (not already OCRed)?

I use Google Desktop Search (I am on Vista) and not all my PDF files are recognized in my archive folder. It is normal as "PDF files that contain scanned images" are not indexed ( ...
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Is there a free way to make Windows 7 Search return results like the X1 search client?

X1 has a pretty nice desktop search product. Windows 7 comes with a built-in search indexer. Is there a free/open source way to make the Windows 7 search return search results like the X1 client? ...
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Windows desktop search fails to search inside .SQL files

I've set the index options for the .SQL extension to use "Plain Text filter" with "Index Properties and File Contents" selected, and ensure that the directories containing the SQL files are in the ...
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How to search with Spotlight more effectively

I'm used to using various flags to modify the results of Google searches, to only show results from a particular site, or only certain kinds of files. For example you can restrict Spotlight searches ...
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Why doesn't the Vista search show an executable in the results?

Possible Duplicate: Add my applications to Vista’s Start Search. I have an executable in the Downloads folder (baretail.exe), and the folder is indexed. If I click the Start menu and type the ...
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Full text Search of browser history, through the browser

Is there a browser that supports searching through the full text of the history pages' content ? Chrome and Firefox supports only searching the titles and URLs (with their omnibars). I'm aware that ...
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Index a low-cost NAS on Windows 7

Has anyone found a way to index the files stored on a Networked Attached Storage on Windows 7 so that the files can be available in Windows Search and Libraries? I am referring to the cheap and ...
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Enhanced Explorer for Windows XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Replacement for Windows Explorer? Is there a better explorer for Windows XP with Konqueror-like features (like dual panes), etc. Specially an enhanced integrated search ...
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KDE 4 find files/folders

For some reason, every time I press Ctrl+F in Dolphin or Konqueror, the "Find Files/Folders" dialog remembers "ruby1.9", which I entered in the filename field a long time back. Clearing it or using ...
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What's a good alternative to Windows' “Search for Files and Folders”? [closed]

The built-in Windows Search tool will apparently not search within PHP files. I cannot find the files named *.php containing text "some_function_name" that I know are there. Search is complete. ...