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    Searching Files (XP)

    Is it possible to search for more that one word at a time when using the "Containing text" facility?
    If I am searching for all word doc containing "dog" or "cat", how do I type it in the text box? (Seperated by comma's or using the OR operator???) <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>
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    Re: Searching Files (XP)

    Rudi, to the best of my knowledge, you can only search for one word or string at a time.

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    Re: Searching Files (XP)

    Rudi

    With Notepad you could create two one-line files, with the word "dog" in one and "cat" in the other, and easily test for yourself! Total time ~1 minute...

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    Re: Searching Files (XP)

    Hi John,

    I was not asking which one of the two would do the job. The post is due to the reason that I would like to know if there is a way to search for files using more that one word at a time.
    I frequently need to do this, and I do find that it can be a tedious matter searching a host of files using one word at a time at the search criteria.

    If this is a way...I'll be glad to learn about it! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Searching Files (XP)

    Where is that other thread.... We just had a thread on indexing files on your computer (in the poster's case, on a CD). Some of those products have very sophisticated search features, including proximity of words, etc. Hopefully you will find it or someone will remember which board it was on.

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    Re: Searching Files (XP)

    John was only trying to give you a way to easily test the search function. Re-read his post. Create the two files, search with various combinations, and check the results.

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    Re: Searching Files (XP)

    Edited by Bigaldoc to add URL code.[/i] See the Quick Guide or 1-Click TagPanel.

    Try Copernic from http://www.copernic.com/en/products/desktop-search/

    Its free and very good.

    George

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