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Windows Desktop Search problem with leading zeros


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#1 Peter Kaz

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 08:56 PM

We have an issue where Windows Desktop Search V4.0 on Windows XP SP3 doesn't search numbers with leading zeros.



For example we have documents that contain a certain reference 016-073, Windows Desktop Search also displays documents, which contain page numbers 16-73.



We don't want that, we want to be able to get exact results for 016-073. We tried advance syntax such as single and double quotation marks, but search still displays results where leading zeros are ignored.

Indexing is done on a windwos 2008 R2 server (which is also a file server) and Widnows desktop search uses the UNC path to search the file server shared folders.

I've enabled treat similar words with diacritics as different words to no avail.

I've applied hotfix Windows6.1-KB977380-x64 as well


Any suggestions?

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 09:46 PM

In general, Windows search sucks.
I substituted it with 3rd party free product long time ago.\
I use Super Finder XT: http://freesoftland.sytes.net/ssearchxt.html
It has a lot of options and it....works...even with leading zeros :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 12:04 AM

In general, Windows search sucks.
I substituted it with 3rd party free product long time ago.\
I use Super Finder XT: http://freesoftland.sytes.net/ssearchxt.html
It has a lot of options and it....works...even with leading zeros :thumbsup:


Hi Broni:

Thanks for this
It's a great tool, very powerful in terms of searching.

However, it doesn’t seem to have a way to preview documents before opening them.
This is an important aspect for us.

Also this tool does all the indexing on the local machine. Windows Desktop Search can be linked to the Windows indexing Services, which then centralizes indexing for us.

Any ideas as to why Windows Desktop Search ignores leading zeros?

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 12:11 AM

I have no answer right now, but it seems to be affecting more MS products, like Excel.

I'm too busy right now, but I'll try do more searching.

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