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Windows 8 vs. Windows XP Professional

 
 
gollum
 
Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 07:55 pm
I used to have Windows XP Professional that enabled searching for a word within a directory of files even if I did not know which file the word was in. I believe I used Windows Explorer.

Now I have Windows 8. How do I accomplish the same thing in Windows 8?
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2016 11:13 pm
@gollum,
The Windows key + S should open a search system wide, and the file explorer should have a search bar at the top right.

It should work for file contents (as far as I am aware) but if you search for "indexing options" it should take you to settings where you can adjust what is indexed for search.
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Reply Tue 17 May, 2016 09:22 am
@Robert Gentel,
Thank you!
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