Search & Replace Multiple Docs
Using MS Word 2010. Win 8.1
So, I have some sensitive information in multiple (many, many) documents (primary word docs), various word versions.
Multiple folders but all in the documents library.
Trying to perform a search of all of the documents and then ultimately perform a find an replace of the desired information.
I have only been partially successful. I have performed a search on the documents library and think I have identified all of the individual word documents with the sensitive information. Then I attempted to open many of the documents and do an individual find and replace in each individual document. This takes quite a bit of time but I know of no other way to accomplish my task. I will continue to do this unless someone can tell me a better or more efficient method. I must alter this sensitive information.
The main problem I have encountered is that Word continues to identify the documents I have already performed the find and replace function. What I did: Found the sensitive document, opened it, performed a find and replace, saved and closed the document. Performed another search of all the library documents and the previously edited documents - with the information removed - is again identified in my list. I have checked the same document multiple times and am pretty sure the desired data has been purged. So, any thoughts? I suspect that there is a way to force some sort of re-indexing (or some such thing) of my documents but I can not find out if there is such a thing or how to do it if there is such a thing. Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.