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    Searching a Windows 7 folder for documents that contain the copyright symbol

    I have a folder of Word documents, some of which contain the word "copyright" and some only the c-in-a-circle symbol. When I paste the copyright symbol in the search box, I get no results, i.e. I can search in Windows 7 to find the word "copyright" in the folder, but not the symbol.

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    Did you try pasting the copyright symbol between asterisks (*)?

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    Thanks, interesting idea!... but it didn't work.

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    have you tried within quotation marks?

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    Thanks to Scott Bulloch on the TECHWR-L list who had the answer: Agent Ransack is freeware that does what I asked for and a whole lot more. (For example, it also found the symbol in PDF files, which Windows can't do.) Ransack is highly rated on CNET and the price is right, too.

    You can download Agent Ransack at http://www.mythicsoft.com/page.aspx?type=agentransack&page=download

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    To search PDF files in Windows you need an Ifilter. See the links at ifilter pdf.

    Joe

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