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    Searching (Windows XP)

    While using the search function of XP I noticed it wasn't showing all the references to my search. I could find what I wanted manually but the search function find the same thing. I'm searching a CD with WPC files. The results do show one or two WPC files but not all the relevent ones. Why is this? WPC is the file type for Word Perfect.

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    Re: Searching (Windows XP)

    How are you searching?? All files and folders? All drives or just the CD in question ?? For a specific file or all .wpc files (*.wpc) ??
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    Re: Searching (Windows XP)

    Windows XP Search can be tweaked to maximize it--hit Advanced and configuring this to your search may help some. All the XP newsleters and sites have articles on XP Search deficiencies, and Microsoft has acknowledged this and promised to fix it sometime in the future. Maybe Longhorn. I can send you the links to this if you like. Windows XP Search not up to par is a widely known and discussed issue. It misses a number of items.

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    Re: Searching (Windows XP)

    The reason that I continue to use Win2000 instead of WinXP is that I have many files in Word Perfect. WinXP's search treats them as binary and ignores them; Win2000's search does not. It's true that Word Perfect comes with a program that can be run both stand alone (QuickFinder 9 searcher is my version) and from within Word Perfect (by changing the file open dialogue from within Settings). But QuickFinder is not very well integrated into the rest of Windows, requiring therefore that I would have to do two runs for every search. I WANT THE OLD SEARCH BACK IN WIN XP.

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    Re: Searching (Windows XP)

    Interesting info and good points. A lot of us have noticed we can find things manually that XP Search misses--I see this all the time, and I'm configuring it to use every available advantage that can be applied to it. There have been other Lounge threads on this.

    Many have problems with XP Search, and your post will be fed to the current beta forums for XP, and I will try get it to people involved with Longhorn, many of whom have blogs and can pass it on. We all want XP Search to be complete and less glitchy, and as you probably know some people have devoted web sites and 3rd party apps to making it better, and people are going keep raising it as an issue to be fixed next time around.

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    Re: Searching (Windows XP)

    Check out this Star post and see if it helps restore searching inside WP files.

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    Re: Searching (Windows XP)

    I already had read the Microsoft Knowledge Base article referenced in your post, and tried a variety of things. The only line of the post that applies to Word Perfect is "contact the vendor." Word Perfect did not yet have a patch for WinXP for this problem when I checked last month. <paranoia>Since Microsoft had the functionality to read Word Perfect already in Win2K, I propose that this omission is part of a systematic plot on the part of Microsoft to eliminate competitors to their Office products</paranoia>.

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    Re: Searching (Windows XP)

    Did you try the utility pointed to by this <post#=275117>post 275117</post#>?

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