I have multiple files in docx format and notepad .txt files.

I want to search for a particular string like #search string# it might be present in any of the multiple docx or .txt or .rtf files. Is there a way to do easily rather than opening each document one by one and searching them. I am on Windows 10.


Windows Explorer will do this. Make sure you're at the folder level you want to be and in the Search box put Content: Search String

There's a world of search capabilities in Explorer if you're willing to dig into special syntax and Boolean search language. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/lwef/-search-2x-wds-aqsreference

Otherwise getting hold of a good file manager, there are several out there, will give you similar search capabilities with much better user interfaces.

  • Thanks a lot for answering and giving microsoft link I was not aware of any such thing. – political science Oct 18 '19 at 14:31

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