How to search for file content

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How to search for file content

Post by fenpeppertree » 2017 Feb 24, 00:43

How can I search a folder or a folder and its sub-folders for content, like a single word that might be contained within a document?

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Re: How to search for file content

Post by nikos » 2017 Feb 24, 06:52

browse the folder, press CTRL+F to start the search, and put your desired word to search in CONTAINING TEXT field
there are many demo videos that explain the search here: www.zabkat.com/tour3.htm

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Re: How to search for file content

Post by vserghi » 2017 Feb 24, 10:01

or even Ctrl+G to search for text in the current folder pane.
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Re: How to search for file content

Post by fenpeppertree » 2017 Feb 25, 12:23

Sounds so simple, but not so. I have included a couple of images to show what happens when I search for a single word.
This word is even part of a file's name, and there is another file with the word within a simple one page document, not even one page really, but more one sentence (with very large font size); a kind of poster.

http://imgur.com/g179TPP

http://imgur.com/Sf0u2TG

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Re: How to search for file content

Post by nikos » 2017 Feb 25, 13:10

many things can go wrong here, e.g. what is in your NAMED field? (in your pic it looks there's some name you perhaps inadvertently added as a search parameter). Are these OneDrive files you are searching available offline? Try searching in a normal document folder. There are lots of other things that can go wrong, see here

www.zabkat.com/blog/where-is-that-document.htm

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