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What is the best way to mass search html, epub, and pdf file's contents?

Windows explorer doesn't really support this properly.

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It's possible using Advanced Query Syntax, supported in Windows Vista and higher. To search multiple file types, use this syntax:

ext:.bmp OR ext:.htm OR ext:.txt

Use as many operators as you'd like.

AQS References

Search for files with a specific file extension in Windows 7 - Super User

Advanced Query Syntax (Windows)

Mastering Windows Search using Advanced Query Syntax | Ars Technica

Exploring Vista's Advanced Search

Become a Windows Search ninja with Advanced Query Syntax | Ed Bott

How to Search for Files Created Between Two Dates in Windows

  • This doesn't work for epubs superuser.com/questions/561392/index-epubs-windows – William Aug 30 '16 at 16:18
  • Works fine here.. where .epub isn't even a registered file type in my system. imgur.com/a/FjJ8p Perhaps rebuilding the search index is the solution. – Win32Guy Aug 30 '16 at 17:22
  • the contents of the epub not the title – William Aug 30 '16 at 18:17
  • Although I appreciate you answering I would like to say this doesn't answer the question to my knowledge – William Aug 30 '16 at 20:10
  • No problem. But the original question din't mention about searching file "contents". Given the question, i did my best. – Win32Guy Aug 30 '16 at 20:15

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