Search refers to the ability of finding any number of items of information with specified properties among a collection of items sharing the same type of properties.

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Can't search folders outside of c:\users\you from the Windows 10 Start Menu

I have several large folders on internal hard drives that aren't my C:\ drive that I regularly have to search. On Windows 7, I could simply press start, type the file name I wanted, and so long as the ...
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How do you search for a “$” using ag (silver-searcher)?

I'm trying to search for parameterized strings of the form "${foo}". ag "${" and ag "\${" return nothing. How do you escape the "$"?
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In Outlook 2016 for Mac, how do I find all emails containing either “A” OR “B” anywhere within them?

I've found a bunch of similar questions, but none that seems to address my specific situation well enough to solve it. There doesn't seem to be an "or" search operator available in Outlook 2016 for ...
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Excel 2013 INDEX/MATCH vs. SUMIFS efficiency for looking up values with multiple parameters

Often times I find that I need to look up a value from a table using multiple parameters. For example, in this table I have two columns containing two levels of categories (e.g. the category "Food" ...
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Fuzzy Find in webpage on Chrome

On chrome, if I have a web page with a large amount of text, how can I "fuzzy find" in that web page? Ive seen plenty of extensions allowing you to fuzzy find open tabs/history/bookmarks, but none to ...
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In the windows 10 search bar, how can I get internet searches to open up in my default browser instead of Edge?

Just installed Windows 10 so I'm all new to this operating system, I notice that when I do a search in the "Search the web and Windows" field in the start menu, it always opens up Edge even through I'...
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How can I perform regex searches over secured PDFs?

I want to do regex searches over the Air Canada Timetable PDF file (available here). Unfortunately, the file is secured, and that seems to prevent many of the usual ways of doing regex searches over ...
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What has Apple done to search in Preview and how can I fix it?

I have a PDF open in preview and am trying to search for a phrase, rather than just searching string matching exactly what is in the search box it searches for each word separately I can apply quotes ...
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Search pdf for character or string in specific font or style

Is there a way, including a choice of software, to search a pdf file for a specific character or string in a specific font or font style. An example of what I would like to do is find ‘α’ in “αλφαβητο”...
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Windows 10 Search: Search my stuff by default

Generally I use the built-in Windows 10 search to find my documents by name. However, in Windows 10 version 1511 the search is not performed in my stuff. Is there a way to make "Search my stuff" the ...
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Search a range of cells for a text value

how do I search a range of cells(A1:A10) for the cell that start with "BM1" then copy that cell to another cell(C3) BM1 10:30-15:30 WB3 10:30-15:30 BM1 10:30-15:30 L3 10:00-14:00 If possible I ...
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Search within PDF files in Windows search

We have files on a server (just a plain Win7 server), when you search with different computers in the same folder, some computer find a result (that is within a PDF, in the text I mean) while others ...
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Windows 10 search bar and edge not working? [closed]

All my windows 10 features like search , cortona and edge stopped worked.I searched for different solutions and tried different codes and executed in the elevated powershell but no use. Any solutions?...
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Windows 10 Search Unable to Search for Files Independently

When searching for files on my Windows 10 desktop by typing while in start (or opening search / Cortana), no files appear. On other computers (e.g. my Surface Pro 3) files appear under the "Documents" ...
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Windows 10 does not index .lnk shortcuts

Whenever I install a new program, the shortcuts refuse to show up in the search menu. So I decided to go to "Indexing Options" to figure out the problem. It seems like the Index only includes the ...
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Settings in windows search are in a wrong language

Today I switched my system language from Polish to English (Windows 10). Everything works except Windows Search. When I type Add or remove to get to Add or remove program I'm getting polish version of ...
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Finding the source of a large amount of data added to hard drive

Basically, a few days ago a saw that my C drive randomly went from 17 GB free to 1 GB free and I'm trying to find the source of it. Windows search using datecreated or datemodified is quite cumbersome ...
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How to search a large Outlook/PST database for email by hour of the day or between hours of the day

I have a 13 giga big PST file and i need to export all emails from specific hour of day / range of hour of day. If i succeed to search all emails that has , for example, 19:30, in received time field ...
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gedit - searching XML files for text slows the editor down to the point of unusability

I am running the latest CentOS 7 with the gnome desktop and I use gedit as my graphic text editor. To explain the problem: Say for example I am searching for the text "agreement" in a file containing ...
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How can I rebind keys for scrolling Google search results in Firefox?

On a Google search results page, I can use the arrow keys (up/down) to move between search results (then Enter will open the one that I chose). Is there any way to change the keys that are used for ...
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Web-based file searching [closed]

I have two legacy fileshares with thousands, possibly millions, of folders and files stored in them. Users of these fileshares are finding it difficult to locate anything due to the sheer volume. ...
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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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How can I find invalid images?

I have a directory with sub-directories. In the directories, there are a lot of images, crawled from the web. How do I loop through every file and show those files which are not valid image files? ...
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What is the search engine address for Google?

I want the address to use when adding a search engine into another browser's search bar, Pale Moon to be exact. So not https://www.google.com. Is there an easy way to find these addresses for websites?...
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How to tell if multiple sites contain a keyword

I have a list of 9k web addresses, and a couple of keywords. I would like to know if a webpage contains that word. Ideally, automated google search with some search operators would work great, for ...
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limiting regex search range

I have a long list of words, characters, and new lines, how do tell the regex to only search the text between TWO EXACT WORDS on the list? This is what I came up with but it does NOT stop searching" ...
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Outlook Search Folder Thinks it is Yesterday

I have several search folders setup in Outlook 2013 that look for particular subjects in an e-mail that arrived either today or yesterday. (Our email provider is MS Office 365, for what its worth). ...
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Search zipped files and list content

I have a folder with many archive files. How can I search all the files and list their content (possible extract to excel or to any other document) of the zipped files without extracting them?
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difference in two strings by substring search

Do you think it is possible with notepad++ to do difference of two strings on a substring level?? Check if any element from list1 exists in list2. If so remove it. At the end return only those ...
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Smart searching in Google Chrome

I recently saw a person do a search on his web browser. He was searching on his company's website. If I wanted to do a search on his company's website, I would usually go to the company website, and ...
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Windows 10 does not search Documents folder mapped to network

At work, my Documents folder is mapped to a network share (ex: \file-server\users\keith). The folder is configured to always be available offline. Windows 10's search cannot find any files within ...
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Windows search dosen't find files, even in indexed location

I use a folder in the root directory of my C drive to store all my files in, rather than using the My Documents set of folders. The problem is that Windows search refuses to find an files in this ...
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Windows 10: When searching, why are some matches not clickable?

In Windows 10 I hit the Windows key and type a search term. For example: "sounds". In the search results I get a result like "Change system sounds" (as in the screenshot below). When I click on the ...
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Instagram Search - Filter by number of likes

I'm looking for a way to filter a search on instagram by the number of likes. What I want to do basically is to search for a specific hashtag, then show only the results with more than "X" likes. ...
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Is there a way to filter and see all the videos i shared on my facebook profile?

I just want to see the videos i shared on my profile by filtering it. I thought it can be possible in activity log since you can search your posts but a lot of videos i shared in groups and pages ...
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Chrome doesn't search when hitting enter for a lot of words, in stead adds “/”

I've seen some people experiencing this problem when searching for things like "C#" (ref: Google Chrome is adding a slash to my searches ). However, for me, Chrome is doing this randomly at all time. ...
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How to automate a database search on a website from a third party website?

My users will be uploading products on my website which are registered by a government organisation. This government organisation has created an online database of these products which is free to ...
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How to search by text characteristics in Thunderbird like Gmail

I'd like to quickly search by characteristics in Thunderbird like I do in Gmail. Example: label:unread label:sent to:orly How can I do that?
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Launch Chrome with a keyword search using Run command in Windows

I can run "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" superuser.com to start Chrome and launch this particular website. But instead of launching a website, I want to search for a ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2013 People Search changing layout to show phone number

I don't maintain a contact list in Outlook, but all the staff in my organisation are available through the directory and can be searched using the sidebar tool as below. People Search Tool: I find ...
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MS Excel 2010 Identify peaks in a data set, select its previous values and get a chart

I have a set of data about with approximatively 25500 cells, all contained in one column. The data has a series of peaks that occurs, and I need to identify the 2nd peak (and the 4th, the 6th, and so ...
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Windows 10 search Settings not indexed

I've recently upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10. I am having what appears to be the exact same issue as the question asked here. My start menu search does not appear to be indexing ...
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Firefox Awesome Bar show only web search suggestions

Web search suggestions in the Firefox Awesome bar show up under bookmarks, history, and open tabs. This is useful when I want to go to a page that I frequently go to, however, when I'm doing a web ...
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Disable command parameters for 'commands' or exe's in Start Menu search?

This is a bit complicated so bear with me: Basically, the Windows 7/10 Start Menu search includes results from executable in the PATH environment variable and the App Paths registry key (SOFTWARE\...
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Chrome Search engine multiple %s

In chrome is it possible to create a search in the URL as: Search term1 term2 www.xyz.com/searchterm1=TERM1?searchterm2=TERM2...... I tried it and created a search engine entry Search www.xyz....
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CTRL+R in shell - if I go past the command I want, how do I get back to it?

I'm feverishly hitting CTRL+R to find some command I used awhile ago, when suddenly I get to it. By reflex, I continue hitting CTRL+R, passing it for something further back in the shell history. How ...
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Need to search for folders only, on the first Level Only

First of all, I would like to ask if there is a possibility to get a more specific explanation as I am not a programmer. Or maybe a software can be recommended (I've downloaded for example https://www....
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How do I search for substrings in Bash?

I want to find out and display the total amount of TTT substrings found in the first 2,000 lines in the file. I had been using grep until I tested it, and realized it does not identify substrings.
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Search a keyword exactly only on a specific list of web-pages?

I have a list of 307 web-page URLs. Is it possible to tell Google (or another search engine) to search a specific keyword EXACTLY only on those 307 websites? I have read some advices which tell to ...
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Google instant search header gap issue

I'm having this weird problem with Google these days. When I search a term/phrase in instant search, there appears a white gap between the search box and the results section. I'm upset with this as ...