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Can't search .cs for text

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I know I've seen this problem before but I'll be damned if I can
remember how to fix it.

When I use Windows to search for files of type *.cs (or *.*) containing
"sometext" Windows doesn't return any files. I know there are some
files containing "sometext".

Anyone know how to fix this?

TIA
BW
Nov 16 '05 #1
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I don't trust Windows to do any searches. VS.NET has the ability to search
files in a directory and is much better at this. Take a look at the IDEs
find capabilites.

"Brian W" <no****@yourbusiness.com> wrote in message
news:OR**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
I know I've seen this problem before but I'll be damned if I can
remember how to fix it.

When I use Windows to search for files of type *.cs (or *.*) containing
"sometext" Windows doesn't return any files. I know there are some
files containing "sometext".

Anyone know how to fix this?

TIA
BW

Nov 16 '05 #2

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And if Visual Studio is not available, I find TextPad's ability for
in-depth file search quite good.

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Happy Coding!
Morten Wennevik [C# MVP]
Nov 16 '05 #3

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Thanks for your answers, but that doesn't answer teh question at hand.

Morten Wennevik wrote:
And if Visual Studio is not available, I find TextPad's ability for
in-depth file search quite good.

Nov 16 '05 #4

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"Brian W" <no****@yourbusiness.com> wrote in message
news:OR**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
I know I've seen this problem before but I'll be damned if I can
remember how to fix it.

When I use Windows to search for files of type *.cs (or *.*) containing
"sometext" Windows doesn't return any files. I know there are some
files containing "sometext".

Anyone know how to fix this?

TIA
BW


Guess this is what you are looking for:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...B;EN-US;309173

Willy.
Nov 16 '05 #5

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Thanks! That was what I was looking for, don't know why I couldn't find
it.

One thing I don't get... the way I read the KB article is that if my
system is updates then I should be OK, well, my system has all latest
updates and patches and the search still doesn't work.

Oh, well, not the first time one of the KB's has been wrong ;-)

Thanks for the answer though

BW

Willy Denoyette [MVP] wrote:

"Brian W" <no****@yourbusiness.com> wrote in message
news:OR**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
I know I've seen this problem before but I'll be damned if I can
remember how to fix it.

When I use Windows to search for files of type *.cs (or *.*)
containing "sometext" Windows doesn't return any files. I know
there are some files containing "sometext".

Anyone know how to fix this?

TIA
BW


Guess this is what you are looking for:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...B;EN-US;309173

Willy.

Nov 16 '05 #6

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