Re: Searching for a word in a file



Maleki
07-10-2005, 01:21 AM
On Mon, 6 Jun 2005 11:41:05 -0700, giarbi wrote:

> I have the same problem as PeteWalburn. The difference is that I was
> formerly able to do "search" functions on Windows XP extremely successfully.
> Now it simply gives me: "no results to display." Additionally wierd is it
> takes about 1 1/2 seconds for the search to be "complete." Someone needs to
> help me!

Same problem here.

Where else can we ask this?

Maleki
07-10-2005, 01:21 AM
On Tue, 7 Jun 2005 19:46:05 -0500, Maleki wrote:

> On Mon, 6 Jun 2005 11:41:05 -0700, giarbi wrote:
>
>> I have the same problem as PeteWalburn. The difference is that I was
>> formerly able to do "search" functions on Windows XP extremely successfully.
>> Now it simply gives me: "no results to display." Additionally wierd is it
>> takes about 1 1/2 seconds for the search to be "complete." Someone needs to
>> help me!
>
> Same problem here.
>
> Where else can we ask this?

Actually I found the solution. Win XP does not
automatically look inside every file. You would have to
tell it to look inside every unknown type of file. To
do this follow these steps (copied from Microsoft help
site):

To configure Windows XP to search all files no matter
what the file type, obtain the latest service pack for
Windows XP and then turn on the Index file types with
unknown extensions option.

If you use this method, Windows XP searches all file
types for the text that you specify. This can affect
the performance of the search functionality. To do
this:

1. Click Start, and then click Search (or point to
Search, and then click For Files or Folders).

2. Click Change preferences, and then click With
Indexing Service (for faster local searches).

3. Click Change Indexing Service Settings (Advanced).
Note that you do not have to turn on the Index
service.

4. On the toolbar, click Show/Hide Console Tree.

5. In the left pane, right-click Indexing Service on
Local Machine, and then click Properties.

6. On the Generation tab, click to select the Index
files with unknown extensions check box, and then
click OK.

7. Close the Indexing Service console.


Re: Searching for a word in a file