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How to search ASP files for text string with Windows Explorer Search ??

tmb
I need to search a folder & sub-folders for key words in ASP files...

I can open the files with Notepad and see the text string there...

But when I try to navigate to the folder with Windows Explorer, right click
and 'search for word in file' ... it reports back that the text string was
not found.

I've fooled around with the 'advanced' settings but can't seem to make it
work... even when I'm searching a single folder with a single ASP file in
it... no matter what the text string... it won't find it... neither will the
standard search tool with xp-pro.

thanks for any help.
Jul 22 '05 #1
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This is an operating system question, so I suggest you ask in a group that
focuses in the operating system you're running.

Ray at work

"tmb" <to********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:ro********************@tornado.tampabay.rr.co m...
I need to search a folder & sub-folders for key words in ASP files...

I can open the files with Notepad and see the text string there...

But when I try to navigate to the folder with Windows Explorer, right click and 'search for word in file' ... it reports back that the text string was
not found.

I've fooled around with the 'advanced' settings but can't seem to make it
work... even when I'm searching a single folder with a single ASP file in
it... no matter what the text string... it won't find it... neither will the standard search tool with xp-pro.

thanks for any help.

Jul 22 '05 #2
tmb
Ray,

Thanks - I thought the ASP guys would better know than just an XP-Pro guy...
but I'll post over there...
"Ray Costanzo [MVP]" <my first name at lane 34 dot commercial> wrote in
message news:Oa**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
This is an operating system question, so I suggest you ask in a group that
focuses in the operating system you're running.

Ray at work

"tmb" <to********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:ro********************@tornado.tampabay.rr.co m...
I need to search a folder & sub-folders for key words in ASP files...

I can open the files with Notepad and see the text string there...

But when I try to navigate to the folder with Windows Explorer, right

click
and 'search for word in file' ... it reports back that the text string
was
not found.

I've fooled around with the 'advanced' settings but can't seem to make it
work... even when I'm searching a single folder with a single ASP file in
it... no matter what the text string... it won't find it... neither will

the
standard search tool with xp-pro.

thanks for any help.


Jul 22 '05 #3
They're just text files that you're searching. Personally, I use Textpad's
"find in files" feature for such things, but that'd be the case whether
they're ASP files or any other type of file.

Ray at work

"tmb" <to********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:ZL********************@tornado.tampabay.rr.co m...
Ray,

Thanks - I thought the ASP guys would better know than just an XP-Pro guy... but I'll post over there...
"Ray Costanzo [MVP]" <my first name at lane 34 dot commercial> wrote in
message news:Oa**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
This is an operating system question, so I suggest you ask in a group that focuses in the operating system you're running.

Ray at work

"tmb" <to********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:ro********************@tornado.tampabay.rr.co m...
I need to search a folder & sub-folders for key words in ASP files...

I can open the files with Notepad and see the text string there...

But when I try to navigate to the folder with Windows Explorer, right

click
and 'search for word in file' ... it reports back that the text string
was
not found.

I've fooled around with the 'advanced' settings but can't seem to make it work... even when I'm searching a single folder with a single ASP file in it... no matter what the text string... it won't find it... neither
will the
standard search tool with xp-pro.

thanks for any help.



Jul 22 '05 #4
New "feature" of XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q309173

Aaron, if you see this maybe a FAQ entry would be appropriate

--
Mark Schupp
Head of Development
Integrity eLearning
www.ielearning.com
"tmb" <to********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:ro********************@tornado.tampabay.rr.co m...
I need to search a folder & sub-folders for key words in ASP files...

I can open the files with Notepad and see the text string there...

But when I try to navigate to the folder with Windows Explorer, right click and 'search for word in file' ... it reports back that the text string was
not found.

I've fooled around with the 'advanced' settings but can't seem to make it
work... even when I'm searching a single folder with a single ASP file in
it... no matter what the text string... it won't find it... neither will the standard search tool with xp-pro.

thanks for any help.

Jul 22 '05 #5
tmb
thanks Mark...

That did it for me and works fine now using the XP-Pro search tool.

tmb

"Mark Schupp" <no****@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:eo**************@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
New "feature" of XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q309173

Aaron, if you see this maybe a FAQ entry would be appropriate

--
Mark Schupp
Head of Development
Integrity eLearning
www.ielearning.com
"tmb" <to********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:ro********************@tornado.tampabay.rr.co m...
I need to search a folder & sub-folders for key words in ASP files...

I can open the files with Notepad and see the text string there...

But when I try to navigate to the folder with Windows Explorer, right

click
and 'search for word in file' ... it reports back that the text string
was
not found.

I've fooled around with the 'advanced' settings but can't seem to make it
work... even when I'm searching a single folder with a single ASP file in
it... no matter what the text string... it won't find it... neither will

the
standard search tool with xp-pro.

thanks for any help.


Jul 22 '05 #6

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