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  • Started 1 year ago by 6card
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6card
6card
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Before my recent (2013JAN24) OS reload I had a very good string search program. Oldtimer's disease ... can't remember what the site was!

Can anyone suggest what it might have been???

Many thanks, sixcard

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vistamike
vistamike
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? string search....google or other?

And what is 'very good string search program'

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doctordeere
doctordeere
Posts: 164

Google's Advanced Search?
It's not a program, but your verbiage is a tad vague...
http://www.google.com/advanced_search

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6card
6card
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Am looking for a program that will search/find a string somewhere (any drive) on my system. Very good is defined as it worked well for me ... I could enter, for example, "dfkjeodhn" and it would return all locations that included that string.

Not looking for stuff on the on the internet.

I guess "very good" is in the mind of the beholder, in this case me!

six

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doctordeere
doctordeere
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AH! A desktop search program.
Copernic, perhaps?

http://www.copernic.com/en/pro.....index.html

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Maybe,
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....n-windows/

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6card
6card
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@LH I use "Everything" regularly. It is "very good" at finding files but I am looking to search for strings of text.

@doctordeere It looks like the Copernic also return files.

BTW Isn't Copernic the QB for the 49ers? hee hee

Folks thanks for your input.

six

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Someone will know, cos it's been up here before.

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doctordeere
doctordeere
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"Agent Ransack" is the last one I'm familiar with that will search for text within files.

http://www.mythicsoft.com/page.....;page=home

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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6card
6card
Posts: 357

Bingo!

FileSearchEX is the one I lost. Was found in howtogeek.com/71216. Courtesy GuiltySpark's 3734 post.

Thanks GS and all others.

Sixcard

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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And GS is the guy that remembers :)

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