Search for text in a file in Windows Explorer Tags: Windows Explorer Windows 7 Windows XP Last response: November 18, 2010 6:03 PM in Windows 7 Share angmack November 18, 2010 4:59:47 PM Hello, I am looking for the old XP search within files function, but in windows 7. I have a bunch of txt files and need to search for txt in them to find which file contains this txt. Who knows where Bill hid this function in 7? Thanks More about : search text file windows explorer COLGeek a c 243 $ Windows 7 November 18, 2010 5:31:59 PM Try installing Google Desktop and using its search function. Good luck! m 0 l Ijack a b $ Windows 7 November 18, 2010 5:52:08 PM Start menu, "Search programs and files", type text to search for. Bill didn't hide it very well! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer COLGeek a c 243 $ Windows 7 November 18, 2010 6:03:07 PM Ijack said:Start menu, "Search programs and files", type text to search for. Bill didn't hide it very well! ^+1. I missed that no-brainer myself. Cheap and easy! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Explorer Find File Tool Not searching Text - XP Home edition Forum How to display the full file pathname in windows 7 explorer in the search result Forum Windows Explorer's feature to find text within a file fails Forum Windows Explorer Search ignores some file types? Forum can't delete files the search window, works with explorer Forum How do you get a text file list of the Search Results Forum Windows 7 search doesn’t find text strings Forum Unable to search for text file content Forum Search box missing from File Explorer Forum The Explorer Background & File Icon Text Colour Forum SolvedWINRE_DRV is showing as a G: drive on the windows file explorer Forum SolvedXp pro windows explorer search settings Forum SolvedBlacX Snow on Windows 8 Pro doesn't display in file explorer Forum SolvedHow do you search for a miles file or folder with windows 8 Forum SolvedWindows File Explorer window size and location Forum Can't search for text in Wordpad files Forum search for text in non-.txt files? Forum How to search for string in all text files in a folder? Forum Search for files/folders, name or text-string inside the f.. Forum SolvedComparisons of two file managers, Windows 8 Explorer Or Ubuntu Unity? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !