Searching inside text files.

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  1. raakii

    raakii Registered Member

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    I need to search all files (text or word files) that contain a specific word.Which software do u use for that.I use Everything for file search ,i need a software to search inside individual files rather indexing file names?
     
  2. virtumonde

    virtumonde Registered Member

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    I'm sure there are others ,the ones i know are Copernic and Google desktop.
    I use Google desktop at work becouse it can index the network as opposed to copernic which does so only with the paid versions although i like the interface of Copernic better.
     
  3. philby

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    If you hit winkey+F, choose everywhere, and check the box shown below under Search Tools, you will get all files containing the word/string you typed in the search box.

    Only problem is you'll get both the files containing the word/string and the filenames containing the word/string.

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    Hope this helps

    philby
     
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  4. raakii

    raakii Registered Member

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    Ya copernic is useful,i like its preview very much,but it cant see images in the text file in the preview.
    Is method u told is for "everything "or normal windows search?Thanks
     
  5. philby

    philby Registered Member

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    I have indexing "off" so "Everywhere" is my default search with Winkey+F.

    Method works whatever "Location" is selected, however.

    philby
     
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    . SearchMyFiles, by NirSoft

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