How do you search c disk for all the files with the extension txt

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  1. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
       #11

    EdTittel said:
    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.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    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. Posts : 13,957
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #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. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #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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    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #14

    Stevekir said:
    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.
    How do you search c disk for all the files with the extension txt-1.jpg

    How do you search c disk for all the files with the extension txt-2.jpg
    - 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.
    Last edited by dalchina; 30 Dec 2017 at 03:43.
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