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    Saving Search Results in File Manager

    I am searching for some documents using the search in File Manager (Windows XP) and wish to compare the results to another file, does anyone know if it is possible to save the search results in any format so that the results can then be dumped in Excel or Access.

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    Re: Saving Search Results in File Manager

    I think they forgot to do this one, for I haven't found a way yet! I usually prefer File Manager to Windows Explorer, but this ain't one of the reasons.

    PS do you really mean Windows XP? 'Cos there ain't no WINFILE.EXE there...
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    Re: Saving Search Results in File Manager

    Yes I am in Windows XP but I'm using Windows Explorer.

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    Re: Saving Search Results in File Manager

    Undoubtedly there are third-party utilities that do what you want; you might ask about them in the Software Finds and Wants forum.

    In the meantime, perhaps good old DOS will help (Start | All Programs | Accessories | Command Prompt). Depending on the type of search, you can use DIR or FIND. Type DIR /? or FIND /? in the command prompt window for help. You can redirect the output of DOS commands to a text file by adding > path/filename after the command, for example

    DIR /s *.doc > C:List.txt

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