Windows 10: How do you search c disk for all the files with the extension txt Solved

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  1. Stevekir's Avatar
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       29 Dec 2017 #11

    EdTittel said: View Post
    What Samuria says is quite correct and workable. It's also possible to use a third-party search tool -- I'm a devoted user of Voidtools (Search) Everything tool, which is faster and more capable than built-in Windows search -- to search for *.txt, either on a single drive or some combination of drives.
    I tried the Everything tool and it is very fast, but it doesn't search in, for example, my Documents folder, for terms (words) within, for example, Word files in MS Word. Disappointing.
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       29 Dec 2017 #12

    No, it's strictly a file locator. It does not search within files.

    A good search program that does search in files is Agent Ransack. I've used it off and on for years with good success. It's free so give it a try.
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  3.    30 Dec 2017 #13

    Thank you all for your replies! I have managed to find all the documents in disk C but none of them where 150kb, so I'm going for the full report of the documents existing. This was one of the tasks for a course that I'm doing, so thank you all one more time! :):)
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  4.    30 Dec 2017 #14

    Stevekir said: View Post
    I tried the Everything tool and it is very fast, but it doesn't search in, for example, my Documents folder, for terms (words) within, for example, Word files in MS Word. Disappointing.
    Interesting- Locate32 does this e.g. for rtf docs on mine, but not doc types, for example.
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    - as you can see, 1 find if unique text is specified.

    These tools are only designed for search in simple text documents - for content search you need to use file explorer (Windows) search with content indexing enabled, and the ifilters appropriate for the types of interest installed.
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