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Seeking a text search program


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#1 MalwareMutilator

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 09:08 AM

Is anybody aware of a program (preferably freeware) that will search an entire folder of files for specific key words? For example:

I have a folder which contains hundreds of MS Word technical reports. Using Windows I can easily search the folder for files containing the word “car”. But, I would like to be able to search the folder files for a combination of all words which must be present in the file. Example:

Search for car, blue, Chevrolet, 2006. Again, all of the words must be present in the file found.

If freeware is not available, a paid program would be acceptable.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 10:08 AM

For searching filenames only = Everything

For searching in file contents = Agent Ransack

They both have their value, but when it comes to sheer power and flexibility of search options, Agent Ransack wins hands down. They're both free.
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Posted 25 September 2011 - 05:48 AM

Agent Ransack is exactly what I was looking for. Great program, easy to use, and it works like a charm. That program will save me a lot of time.

Thank you very much. :thumbsup:




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