Questions related to searching a filesystem, either live searches or indexed file searches.

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How to sort Spotlight results by size in the Finder?

How do I sort search result by size in Finder? I would prefer some sort of setting, or shell plug-in. I'm using this to clean my hard drive by finding and deleting the largest files first. I'm not ...
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list files with extensions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: displaying of files need to list all files on my b: with the extension .doc
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Tool to find files in Windows 64 bit [closed]

I need a tool to find files (by name pattern, or by content) under Windows, that supports correctly the 64 bit environment. The embedded search tool in Windows 7 is great for indexed content, but ...
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Utility to search the content of external hard disk (if possible index it in advance)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Searching through txt, pdf and doc files How to search my contents in my portable hard disk quickly (just like a google desktop)? having lots of materials in the harddisk, ...
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Save search results to spreadsheet

I have a Windows Home Server with about 5,000 files that were corrupted and lost from multiple a hard drive failure. Before I blow them away so they're not included in future backups I want to get a ...
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How do I search for a file where I know the name but not the location?

i want to search qdbase (the name of DB). i dont know where this file is lies.i want to use grep at my server. my server name is qa@qaubuntu and for root root@qaubuntu.. i'm searching this file using ...
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how to search file at server

i'm newbie at linux... 1. i want to make backup database(use mysqldump) 2. copy from server(use linux-server) to client PC (use linux- ubuntu 9.0).. 3. before that i want to search that DB file using ...
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IS there an FTP tool that can search for a phrase in all the files in a directory?

Probably not, just need to clear up a question between me and a colleague. Wondering if there's an FTP tool that will search for a phrase within all the files in a directory.
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Alternative to the Everything search engine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the fastest desktop search tools you’ve used on Windows? I love the speed of Everything, but am frustrated by its lack of sorting options. Is there an ...
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Application that locates redundant files on hdd

Is there an application that locates redundant files on the hard drive? Files that are not crucial for the system to run. I'm running Windows 7.
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Index a set of files to search their text quickly?

I have a unique need: I am frequently searching a large set of text files for a keyword or two. Right now, I open up Notepad++ and use the "Find in files" feature. It works just fine, but with the ...
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Windows 7. Permission to search but not for any user to browse

I recently changed permissions on my external usb drive so users by default don't have read permission. Now i realize i cannot search through the drive. after setting 'everyone' permission to read i ...
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Search for all `.xls` files on Ubuntu from command-line?

How would you search for all .xls files in the current directory and in all of the subdirectories below the current directory in Ubuntu from the command line?
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Is there a Windows program to search for files that has these 4 specific features? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the fastest desktop search tools you’ve used on Windows? Is there a Windows program to efficiently search for files that does not wear down the disks? ...
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“Everything” for fat32 filesystems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the fastest desktop search tools you’ve used on Windows? Can someone suggest me a quick file search utility for xp like "everything" from voidtools.com. ...
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Saving (Imaging) Free Disk Space (Unused Clusters) to Recover Deleted Files

Is there an app that can save all of the free clusters on a disk to a file? In some circumstances, when a file gets deleted, the only way to try to recover it is to scan the disk (or partition) for a ...
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Disabling Windows indexing service

Does it increase the performance of my old notebook (IBM R50e) to disable the indexing service for fast file searching? I am aware that it will take more time when I search for files without this ...
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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 ...