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Old March 2nd 05, 01:37 PM
M Skabialka
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Default Explorer search within a file for 2 words

I have massive quantities of documents on my PC, and would like to search
through them looking for certain words in the file. When I use explorer's
search and try anything other than just one search word, e.g
"2003" and "RAM"
2003 and RAM
2003 RAM
2003 or RAM

the search treats this as if it was a phrase. I want all documents that
contain both of those words, anywhere in the document.

Is there some way of tweaking explorer search to do this?
Thanks,
Mich


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Old March 2nd 05, 04:28 PM
Stan Brown
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Default Explorer search within a file for 2 words

"M Skabialka" wrote in microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support:
I have massive quantities of documents on my PC, and would like to search
through them looking for certain words in the file. When I use explorer's
search and try anything other than just one search word, e.g
"2003" and "RAM"
2003 and RAM
2003 RAM
2003 or RAM

the search treats this as if it was a phrase. I want all documents that
contain both of those words, anywhere in the document.

Is there some way of tweaking explorer search to do this?


I don't believe so.

My shareware GREP can serach for files that contain two given words
anywhere in the file, but it's a command-line program. If you're
willing to deal with the command line, see
http://oakroadsystems.com/sharware/grep.htm

The reference manual includes a "How-To" section that deals with
that specific case.

--

Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
 




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