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File System Search on an asp file yields not results

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This question has to do with MS file search but it is happening only with
..asp pages, so I though someone programming with .asp pages has experienced
the same situation.

I'm trying to find .asp pages with a certain table name (i.e.
"renewalInfo" )

When I ran the search I get no results. I know that I have that string in a
couple of pages. My file system search engine is working fine with other
file types, like Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, etc.

I tried typing the string outside the <% %> tags and when I do the search I
get the file results, so it seems like if the search engine in my file
system was not searching inside the <%%> tags.

I'm running XP Professional.

Has anyone experienced this situation?

Sorry I'm posting the question here, I'm also posting the question in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general newsgroup, but I think one of you guys
might have experienced this.

Thank you for your time.

Rafael
Jul 21 '05 #1
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It's a new "feature" masquerading as a bug. Had the same thing happen at
home but I cannot find the KB article now for some reason. Here is a
reference to the fix:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e...bl%26rnum%3D10

Cause is that "find in files" no longer does a "text" search on all file
types. It uses search filters. The filter for ASP files does not look in
code, it tries to search what the script might output (html filter does the
same).

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This question has to do with MS file search but it is happening only with
.asp pages, so I though someone programming with .asp pages has experienced the same situation.

I'm trying to find .asp pages with a certain table name (i.e.
"renewalInfo" )

When I ran the search I get no results. I know that I have that string in a couple of pages. My file system search engine is working fine with other
file types, like Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, etc.

I tried typing the string outside the <% %> tags and when I do the search I get the file results, so it seems like if the search engine in my file
system was not searching inside the <%%> tags.

I'm running XP Professional.

Has anyone experienced this situation?

Sorry I'm posting the question here, I'm also posting the question in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general newsgroup, but I think one of you guys
might have experienced this.

Thank you for your time.

Rafael

Jul 21 '05 #2

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I find Visual Studio's "find in files" feature much better. As Mark
indicates, there is a problem with the filter that makes the search engine
treat ASP files different than .INC or .TXT...
Jul 21 '05 #3

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