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I sometimes search for services that have been named poorly and cannot be found with, for example the first letter of the programs name.

How do I search for a specific word(s) in the description field in services.msc?

I cannot see anything in File, Action or View. Is there a 'hidden' option? There should be some way...?

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2 Options:

Option 1:

  • Open services.msc
  • Click Action > Export list and save it as text document
  • Now you can use search (Ctrl+F) in notepad to find what you need.

Option 2:

You could use something like Hilitext to search for text anywhere on your screen.

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