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How do I use a list of filenames to find a folder on my hard drive, that contains most matches of these filenames?

I need a program that will use a list of file names to find a folder on my hard drive that contains the most of these filenames. Long story short I made a giant map. This map was live and got ...
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1answer
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Allow terminal servers users to search within file contents

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Windows Explorer Advanced Search

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Given a list of filenames, how can you iterate through subdirectories and return a list of where those files exist?

I have discovered an old playlist that I'd really like to listen to. Unfortunately, it's one that was created for a USB stick that had music copied out of my collection into a flat folder. What I ...
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Windows 8.1 Search Not Finding Programs

I often use the search to quickly launch programs, but I keep finding that when I search for a program from the desktop with "Search Everywhere" (Win+Q), it doesn't find the program. For example, ...
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1answer
814 views

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I am using Windows Server 2008 and I need to create a Batch file (.bat) to search for a given string in 20.000 to 30.000 files located all in one folder in the same level (without subfolders). I have ...
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1answer
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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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I have a large text file collection. I'm looking for a way to find two strings that are on the same line (in the same file) in the collection where the distance in characters between those two ...
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How to include custom *network* locations for indexing in Start Menu search?

Hemant asked How to include custom locations for indexing in Start Menu search?, which asks how he can get Windows Vista/7 to include his custom D:\Utils folder in Start Menu search. I have a similar ...
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1answer
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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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The search bar feature in the Windows 7 Explorer doesn't work. When I'm in a folder with a file named "file.txt" and search for "file", it doesn't find anything. It never finds anything really. The ...
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1answer
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windows 7 how do I search for files and exclude subfolders?

The Windows 7 search drop down always searches within sub folders - I only want to search the current folder. Does not seem to be a way to do this. Help.
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1answer
176 views

How to prevent ST2 from searching in excluded folders?

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1answer
342 views

How to force Windows 7 to find files that has the text I am searching in their name?

I remember clearly either XP or Windows 7 worked like this because. Basically if I were to search for "replace" in a folder, it shows "No files". But if I search for "*replace", then it shows 2 ...
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1answer
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Windows Search OCR plugin/extension

Is there any plugin or solution available to let Windows Search index text in graphic pages embedded into pdf files. Something like the amazing Omnipage OCR plugin which was available for Google ...
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1answer
208 views

How to index and search SFTP/SSH files in Windows?

I use Index Your Files to index and search shared network locations quickly in Windows. I found some files on a shared network location. When I opened this network location in WinSCP I found that it ...
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2answers
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How to get a list of recently changed files for a directory and all its subdirectories?

In Linux I know a command to find and list the latest modified files in a directory with all its subdirectories which would be find /var/www/ -type f -exec stat --format '%Y :%y %n' {} \; | sort -nr | ...
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How to search the entire hard drive for files modified on a particular date?

I picked up a virus a few hours ago, and have identified one of its files. I know the exact minute that the virus was installed, and would like to search my entire hard drive for files modified in ...
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2answers
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Fastest way to search a directory for file names with specific charachters?

I have a directory which contains sub folders which contain files with very diverse names from many different users so they are not named very consistently. I am moving this directory to a sharepoint ...
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2answers
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Search for a file with wildcards in the path using Windows command line

How can I search for files in the Windows command line, using wildcards like this? C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\*.txt
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1answer
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Windows - Crawl URL and grab links

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1answer
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How to Search for Text Field in a Website with Firefox?

How to Search for Text Field in a Page with Firefox? What do I put in the find bar?
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1answer
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Can i know if a set of files in one folder are contained in another drive or folder?

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1answer
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How to disable automatic search in Windows Explorer?

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1answer
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Is there a way to have a working search bar in Explorer with Windows Search Service disabled?

I had to disable Windows Search Service (turn it off in Windows Features) for the reason that it was constantly using the hard drive in an excessive way (maybe because I've got very large quantities ...
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159 views

program to track recent saved files or downloads?

Back to windows XP times, i used a program named Ava Find that can find any file in the system, but a really nice feature it had, called "scout bot" that automatically finds new files, that is, ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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1answer
603 views

How to do binary searches on Windows?

I want to search for a binary file and all I know it contains a certain sequence of bytes. What tool can help me to find it?
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2answers
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What is wrong with my Windows 7 desktop search?

So I've spent a lot of time perusing forums trying to figure out why Windows 7 search doesn't work for me the way it does for the guy next to me. For my current 'test' I'm trying to find the string ...
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Batch Search directories/files for several separate strings with results for each string

I would like to recursively search through a parent directory and all sub directories for several separate strings and show the results for each string. For example: Text To Search For Foo Bar Fizz ...
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1answer
870 views

search for a substring in file name with built in windows search

I am using windows 8 and I find that the built in search facility is not working as expected. I have a folder like this and when I search it like this, I get no result. I would like the search ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
202 views

Windows search is inaccurate with dots

When I search for files which have 127.0.0.1 in their content... It shows files that DO NOT have 127.0.0.1 in their content. What is the problem here?
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1answer
940 views

How can I search for all files that have their archive bit set in Windows 7?

Due to a failed TFS server I've lost my workspace and have to redownload all the source again to resync my local files with the server files. Unfortunately I have a bunch of files checked out for edit ...
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1answer
847 views

Advanced file and folder search for Windows 7

Is there a way to add advanced options when doing a search on Windows 7? for example how to exclude certain folder, or exclude certain file types. Any software that could help with this sort of ...
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2answers
2k views

How to replace one line to two lines or more on a text file using the “find and replace mode”?

Right now I'm developing a script with vbscript and I need to find one specific line(with a lot of occurrences) on a 5k lines source code and replace it to two new code lines(1 line to 2 lines ...
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3answers
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Is there a program which can count occurrence of a certain string in a binary file?

I have a binary file and I need to count occurrences of certain string in this file or even list then with offsets. In windows or Linux (for this task I use Fedora 12 and w2k).
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1answer
962 views

How to find all files in directory that contain UTF-8 BOM (byte-order mark)?

On Windows, I need to find all files in a directory that contain UTF-8 BOM (byte-order mark). Which tool can do that and how? It can be a PowerShell script, some text editor's advanced search feature ...
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3answers
165 views

Grep-like tool for all filetypes?

Is there a grep/ack/grin-like tool for all filetypes (including MS Office, PDF, etc)? I frequently find myself wanting to search a folder or an entire disk for strings inside files that are more than ...
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Save search results

In the Directory Service Find dialog, I'm given the option to save my search, but not save the results. How can I save the results of the search? Would it be easier to copy the directory, if my ...
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1answer
104 views

Windows Quick Search Extremely Slow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to speed up Windows 7 search? My windows 7 computer has been very sluggish lately and one of the main areas I've noticed is the quick search (windows key type what ...
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Windows 7 64bit search bar is buggered

When I search for something in the Windows 7 Start Menu, I am only given categories. Screenshot: I have tried the following, to no avail: Deleted registry keys Restarted, stopped, started, ...
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1answer
268 views

Search for all windows folders containing a single file (as opposed to 2+ files)?

Kind of an odd parameter, but it would be useful if I could run a search that returned only folders that contain a single file. Folders with 2 or more files don't get returned. Can this be done in ...
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Windows, selective text search and replace within files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Editor with muti-line search and replace I'm looking for (ideally free) software, which will perform selective search and replace on multiple text files. So I want to ...
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8answers
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Searching for a file with specific contents in Windows XP

Is there a way in Windows XP to search for a particular file containing the word "jack_user" inside multiple directories with multiple files?
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Search a file based on a text file's words

I want to search several words at the same time in a text file. For example think I want to search these 3 words: Majid,superuser,device Normally I should search for them one by one, and I can not ...