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June 30, 2005 10:22:03 PM

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I am running Windows XP SP1. I recently re-installed the OS (includeing a
hard drive format) so its a very clean install.

The problem: I am attempting to use the Widows Explorer Search function. I
am specifically using the "Search for a word or phrase in a file". I am
attempting to search in asci files. I'm also resting with a string that I
know is in the file. Unfortunately, regardless of the options I select,
Search return no matching file names. Ironnically, it did find a match in a
Word document but none of the asci file types.

Any suuggestions, short of reinstalling XP yet again, would be appreciated.

Gary
Anonymous
July 1, 2005 6:48:15 PM

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don't reinstall the OS. try upgrading to Service pack 2.

it might help a bit.

"Gary" <Gary@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C0D38044-A7DF-4853-A1DB-E64F599AC41C@microsoft.com...
>I am running Windows XP SP1. I recently re-installed the OS (includeing a
> hard drive format) so its a very clean install.
>
> The problem: I am attempting to use the Widows Explorer Search function.
> I
> am specifically using the "Search for a word or phrase in a file". I am
> attempting to search in asci files. I'm also resting with a string that I
> know is in the file. Unfortunately, regardless of the options I select,
> Search return no matching file names. Ironnically, it did find a match in
> a
> Word document but none of the asci file types.
>
> Any suuggestions, short of reinstalling XP yet again, would be
> appreciated.
>
> Gary
Anonymous
July 2, 2005 12:35:19 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I find that the search features in explorer are absolutley terrible now. I
use a third patry tool now, its faster and always finds it. The indexing
service search works good and FAST but turns up alot Im not looking for.




"Gary" <Gary@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C0D38044-A7DF-4853-A1DB-E64F599AC41C@microsoft.com...
>I am running Windows XP SP1. I recently re-installed the OS (includeing a
> hard drive format) so its a very clean install.
>
> The problem: I am attempting to use the Widows Explorer Search function.
> I
> am specifically using the "Search for a word or phrase in a file". I am
> attempting to search in asci files. I'm also resting with a string that I
> know is in the file. Unfortunately, regardless of the options I select,
> Search return no matching file names. Ironnically, it did find a match in
> a
> Word document but none of the asci file types.
>
> Any suuggestions, short of reinstalling XP yet again, would be
> appreciated.
>
> Gary
Anonymous
July 2, 2005 4:11:26 PM

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On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 18:22:03 -0700, Gary wrote:

> I am running Windows XP SP1. I recently re-installed the OS (includeing a
> hard drive format) so its a very clean install.
>
> The problem: I am attempting to use the Widows Explorer Search function. I
> am specifically using the "Search for a word or phrase in a file". I am
> attempting to search in asci files. I'm also resting with a string that I
> know is in the file. Unfortunately, regardless of the options I select,
> Search return no matching file names. Ironnically, it did find a match in a
> Word document but none of the asci file types.
>
> Any suuggestions, short of reinstalling XP yet again, would be appreciated.
>
> Gary

What you're describing is normal for XP Search. May want to consider using
an alternative find tool such as Agent Ransack that can be found here:
http://www.mythicsoft.com

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
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