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How Search File Content in Windows 8 File Explorer?

I'm stumped as to how the search function is Windows 8 File Explorer is supposed to work. I'm trying to search the content of some text files under a sub-folder of My Documents. In File Explorer ...
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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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Windows 7 - Searching within file names

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit I have download an icon set of over 1,000 icons, and all of the files start with "appbar", for example: "appbar.email." In order to find what I'm looking for I need ...
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Binary file search on Windows 8?

I'm in a weird situation. I need to find a file based on its contents, not the name because the name is not unique... For example, I have a file named "cat.jpg". It is a picture of a cat. I happen to ...
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Change size of Windows 7 Explorer most recently used searches list

Is it possible to increase the size of Windows 7 search MRU list? Below is URL to screenshot which describes what I'm saying about. The default 3 items in list is not always convenient. I know ...
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How can I use Windows Explorer Search to find a file under a specific folder no matter how deep the subdirectories go?

Each of my company's jobs has a unique folder on our Win2k3r2 server. J:\[department]\[folder]. Under each job there are a plethora of folders and sub folders, one being "sales photos". I would like ...
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How to disable automatic search in Windows Explorer?

One thing I like in Windows XP is the ability to type the first character of a folder or file, and Explorer instantly jumps and highlights the first matching item. Windows 7 replaces this feature with ...
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Possible to get Windows 8 Search to look into files other than .txt and .xml?

I'm using Windows 8 Enterprise. I'm a programmer, so I deal with a lot of odd "file types" that are in text. One of these is .xaml, which is basically xml with a different file extension. I'm trying ...
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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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Windows 7 Explorer search service failure

Under Windows 7 operating system and "Windows Explorer" one cannot search anymore: for example, if one has a file list like: (bla.wav, ble.wav, bli.wav) and one searches after *a*.wav then Explorer ...
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How can Windows be prevented from automatically redoing a search in the Search Results window?

The problem I have with it is that when you perform a search, Windows keeps spontaneously redoing the search. It seems that the most likely cause is when a file in the list is renamed or deleted ...
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Making a mounted volume searchable

OK, this is something that should be ridiculously easy to do in Windows 7, but it simply doesn't work. All I want to do is find all files with a certain extension within a folder and its subfolders. ...
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Hide the search box in Windows 7 Explorer but not in the Start Menu

Using Windows 7 I want to hide the search box in Explorer but not in the Start Menu. Is this possible?
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Get Windows 7 to Stop Grouping Search Results by Immediate Parent Folder

Searching in Windows 7 is frustrating, inconsistent, and too different from in XP. One of the most egregious problems is that it insists on grouping search results by the immediate parent of items. ...
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Why does Windows Explorer search sometimes miss some files?

In my downloads folder I have a file called PB_2.22_b006.zip. If I go to that folder in Vista Windows Explorer, and then type pb or pb* or anything like that in the search box, it doesn't find that ...
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Getting Windows 7's Explorer to display search box without enabling Windows search

I want to get the search box back in Windows 7 without having to enable the Windows Search service. Is there a registry key to make it behave like in Vista, so I can just do searches on the fly ...
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In Vista Explorer, how can I search the contents of all files in a directory for a word?

I have a PHP website in a directory on Vista. Many files in that directory have the word "output" in them. In Windows Explorer, I type "output" into the search box. It finds two files but does not ...