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How to search File Contents?


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Tripredacus

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I reported this in the Dev Preview, but even in RTM it doesn't seem possible to search File Contents using Explorer. In Windows 7, if search couldn't find what you were looking for, an option to search in File Contents. Windows 8 explorer doesn't even have any options, let alone this. So as an example, if I have a folder full of INFs, searching for a Hardware ID just shows zero results. Don't tell me I have to copy this folder to another OS just to find the file I need! :rolleyes:
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maxXPsoft

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Nope, do what I been doing forever. Use Agent Ransack and right click on a dir to search. Both 32 and 64 bit
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Sample xml + Setupcomplete + Add Right click .wim Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1

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Agent Ransack? I've never liked Windows built-in search :sneaky:
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SearchMyFiles:

http://www.nirsoft.n...h_my_files.html

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Just for the record, there is more than one way to skin a cat (the cat won't like any of them, though ;)):
http://alternativeto.../agent-ransack/

For NO apparent reason :w00t: :
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