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Searching for content in a large number of Excel files

I have 2500 Excel files. I need to output all rows which contain a certain string in a certain column. How can I do this? What if the certain string is not in a fixed column, but could be in any ...
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Exclude folders from recent files

Windows 10 shows a list of recent files in the explorer. Is there a possibility to exclude certain folders (recursively) from being shown in this list?
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Is there a way in windows 7 to search for file by time created?

Basically I would like to sort or search for files by time created, with the date as a wildcard. IE search for files made after 6PM, but before 6AM. I know it shows the time in "Date Created," but I ...
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How can I force Everything search engine to re-index?

I used Everything for searching files on Windows 7. I made many changes in the file system based on the results (deleting and renaming specific files), and I want to check if I covered all the files I ...
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Windows Search index using a lot of cpu

Recently I've noticed that windows search indexer is using about 15% cpu I don't think it's been like this before, only in the last week or so Any ideas what can cause this? Also, I use Everything ...
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Search for images by “has Geotag data”

I have tens of thousands of pictures that I took. Some have Geotag data in their EXIF, some don't. I want to run a search on my computer to find all images that have Geotag data. How can I accomplish ...
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In Windows (base install) what is the fastest way to search only filenames?

In Windows (base install: no extensions, tools, add-on's, or 3rd Party software) what is the fastest native way to search only filenames AND without modifying the "state" of indexing and/or changing ...
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How to find all files with a specific extension in Windows 8?

On a computer with Windows 8, how can I find all files with a specific extension within a drive or network location? For example, how can I find all *.docx files on my hard drive?
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Search for unique file in two or more folders

Is there a way to search for single/unique files in two or more different folders in windows? is there an add-on/app for this? (Don't understand how to run code) Thanks
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What was the last thing to consume space?

I did a disk cleanup to free about 1GB of space, to realize moments after it was consumed by something once again. How can I find out what took that space?
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File (image) only exists when searching for it or in “Photos” app

Here's a weird thing that I've never seen before in any Windows version. I'm using Windows 10. I'm using the stock "Photos" app to view some pictures that I've been editing, and when scrolling ...
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How to search files from a specific time with OS X 10.5.8?

I’m trying to search for a file on my Mac laptop from a long time ago. I know the type of file and I now approximately the time period when it was recorded. It’s one of those Word files that was ...
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Finding files matching certain criteria

I'm cleaning out an old external hard drive and want to be able to find files matching certain conditions. How do I exclude files containing certain strings in there names? I've tried using !~ but it ...
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Windows 8: Files show up in search in the file explorer, but not normally

I was cleaning up my hard drive recently, and I encountered several archive files that I could find when using search in file explorer, but not normally. When I checked the files properties, all have ...
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Finding files on mounted disk with locate

I have a small SSD disk with my linux system, and a large IDE disk with most of my work, that is mounted at system start. For some reason I can't seem to find files on the IDE disk using locate. I don'...
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grep returning wrong messages in GNOME Desktop(Linux)

I need to search a particular string inside a folder structure. The File system contains multiple files, but i need to check only XML files. I searched and tried the commands for Linux Recursive ...
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How do I search for multiple strings in any order across multiple lines?

I'm working in a large codebase and want to see where particular strings like "foo" and "bar" are used, within n lines of each other, in any file in that codebase. Ideally I'd use a built-in Unix ...
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Solution to archive and search PDF files on a NAS

In my company we have a lot of customer information saved in .pdf files which are stored on a QNAP NAS. I want to be able to do a quick search for information inside the .pdf, like Contract Numbers ...
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Search for a file based on product version

Does anybody know of a tool that will allow me to search for files based on different columns? For instance, in windows 7 I can show a column in explorer for product version.
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How do you perform a search of filenames and contents, WITHOUT using the index in Windows 10?

I need to search for an old file in a large directory. Unfortunately, the index isn't able to locate it, and I only have keywords to search for which may be in the body of the file rather than the ...
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Nightmare, artifacts or nothing to worry about?

I truly hope this is nothing to worry about, but... I discovered this because I forgot where I saved ProcessExplorer on my ssd's. I use Explorer++ instead of MS Explorer, for 'reasons'. Searching ...
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Search MS Office files by custom properties

On a W2008R2 server with a File Server role we are archiving Office 2013 files, for which the users are using custom properties (as of this link), eg.: "doctype": "notification" "vectortype": "...
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Exclude a folder from search results in OneDrive web interface

Is it possible to exclude results from a single directory (branch) when searching for a filename in OneDrive web interface? If so what would the search query syntax be?
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searching a text file in linux using less

I am searching a very large ( 8+ Gb ) flat text file using less. It appears that less will search the entire file before it moves to the location of the first find. Is that accurate? Is there any ...
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Create Automate Task on Windows 10 with download and search in PDF

I want to create an Automate Task to hourly download a PDF from a specific URL and then search for certain text like "6256896" and then if there was the text inside the PDF,notifies me for example ...
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Windows 10 not updating search index at times

Recently I began testing Windows 10 on several computers that I and others work on and something that has been a problem is the search index, something that seemed to work fine in Windows 7 and ...
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Find .htaccess files on OSX

Hidden files are already visible in my computer (I used Revealer) but I can't use finder to find .htaccess files. I tried typing .htaccess in the search field, selected the options "File visibility" = ...
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Mac OSX finder : how to use the finder search results?

When I perform a search in the Mac OSX finder. For example, if I search for "23" in a defined folder, here is what I find : So...what can I do then ??? I can't even select a file in the search ...
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How to access folders on Ruby

I have Windows PC. I am trying to access a folder I created in Windows explorer called "Ruby". I tried typing this in Ruby "$ cd ruby" but I get an error message " is not allowed as a global variable ...
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Can no longer word search a PDF in Mac preview

I have a PDF doc that I have word searched three or four times yesterday and even earlier today but now it won't search any words at all. I'm befuddled and confused! It's a really large file (over ...
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Why windows 7 search becomes too slow after frequently use?

Situation: We are working on a file management project where we need to generate and sort around 60,000 files per day and burn them in DVD's everyday as the final output. All files have JPG extension ...
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tag cloud search of text in linux

a lot of times i have to search through scientific papers that are on my computer. i think having a tagcloud would help. is there a program that creates a tagcloud picture in ubuntu? ideally i would ...
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Windows 8 Search Fails to find PNG Files in Indexed Folder

The indexing service has been on, and has not been off in the past year. I've rebuilt the whole index in the past, at it didn't solve the problem. The folder is set to be indexed (Control Panel -> ...