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Anonymous
December 17, 2004 12:20:35 PM

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Having done a complete software install onto another hard disk I tried to
use Windows explorer / Search to find a couple of files (address book and a
word template) to transfer over. I searched on *.wab and normal.dot which
didn't return the files I was looking for. I found them eventually buried
in Documents and settings but I was rather disappointed that search didn't
find these files.

Does anyone know why these files were not found and if there is a way of
getting search to include all files. (Windows Explorer / Folder options /
View is set to show all hidden files and folders).

Thanks.

Bill Ridgeway
Anonymous
December 17, 2004 12:20:36 PM

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On 17/12/2004 Bill Ridgeway wrote:

> Having done a complete software install onto another hard disk I
> tried to use Windows explorer / Search to find a couple of files
> (address book and a word template) to transfer over. I searched on
> *.wab and normal.dot which didn't return the files I was looking for.
> I found them eventually buried in Documents and settings but I was
> rather disappointed that search didn't find these files.
>
> Does anyone know why these files were not found and if there is a way
> of getting search to include all files. (Windows Explorer / Folder
> options / View is set to show all hidden files and folders).
>
> Thanks.
>
> Bill Ridgeway

There are some options on the search dialog, left hand panel towards
the bottom, with double chevrons/arrows.

Click on 'More Advanced Options' and see what's selected, you can
choose to search for hidden files/folders and include/exclude sub
folders.

--
Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
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Anonymous
December 17, 2004 1:04:51 PM

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Hello!

Try Google Desktop Search!

WBR, Tom Frisch
HideIt! - The best wizard to hide secret files
http://www.guard-software.com/
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Anonymous
December 17, 2004 1:05:23 PM

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Hello!

Try Google Desktop Search!

WBR, Tom Frisch
HideIt! - The best wizard to hide secret files
http://www.guard-software.com/
Anonymous
December 17, 2004 3:02:09 PM

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On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 09:20:35 GMT, Bill Ridgeway wrote:

> Having done a complete software install onto another hard disk I tried to
> use Windows explorer / Search to find a couple of files (address book and a
> word template) to transfer over. I searched on *.wab and normal.dot which
> didn't return the files I was looking for. I found them eventually buried
> in Documents and settings but I was rather disappointed that search didn't
> find these files.
>
> Does anyone know why these files were not found and if there is a way of
> getting search to include all files. (Windows Explorer / Folder options /
> View is set to show all hidden files and folders).
>
> Thanks.
>
> Bill Ridgeway

May need to go back to Folder Options> View and remove the check from "Hide
system protected files and folders." It's a few lines down the list from
the other change that you made.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
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