Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Bradford, Yorkshire, England
    Posts
    27
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Searching for .dat files (XP)

    I apologise if this is in the wrong area

    Has anyone come across a problem when searching the contents of folders via explorer

    We have a folder that contains .dat files. We have noticed that if we use the search contents of a file option the .dat files are not displayed in the results. This is causing considerable difficulty as users think that files are missing when they are actually there.

    Is this a known fault or could we be doing something wrong when searching.

    Thanks for any advice

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    10,550
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: Searching for .dat files (XP)

    By default, only files from a fixed list of known file types will be searched. To cause search to look through all files you need to set the following registry key:
    <code>
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlCo ntentIndex]
    "FilterFilesWithUnknownExtensions"=dword:00000 001
    </code>
    See <!mskb=309173>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 309173<!/mskb> for more information.

    StuartR

  3. #3
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Bradford, Yorkshire, England
    Posts
    27
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Searching for .dat files (XP)

    Thankyou Stuart

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •