Windows 10: Search in certain files

  1.    26 Dec 2015 #1

    Search in certain files

    how can i search within the content of only certain files ?

    Also, is there a page that contains the list for all Win10 search functions ? I'm looking it up since 30 minutes but can't find anything.

    I need to seach the term blabla in all .doc files, how is that syntaxed in the Win-Explorer search. Seems its nothing like it was in previous win8 version.

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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       26 Dec 2015 #2

    Click in the search box and the Search tab will appear, then click on Advanced Options and check File Contents (to enable content searching in non-indexed locations, not really necessary for folders like your Documents but necessary to search in system folders). Next, if you want to search inside a specific folder, navigate to the folder and type the search into the search bar. To list all files of one type, if you know the extension of the file (examples are exe, txt, jpg, png), just type *.exe in the search bar, replacing exe with the file extension. If you want to search the content of multiple files of a certain type (e.g. documents, pictures, notes), you can, in the Search tab, click Kind and select the type, e.g. document., then just type the word you are searching for in its content into the search bar.

    What you will do to search for that doc file is click the Search tab, Kind, select Document, then type blablablah into the search box next to the kind:=document
    (of course, navigate to the location it may be in before searching)
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  3.    27 Dec 2015 #3

    Hi & thx for your answer.
    Question 1:
    if i want to search sub-directories for files with the extension .php and content blahblah, is it correct to type

    EXT:php blahblah

    in the search field of Win10-Explorer ?

    Question 2:
    Is there a page online where Microsoft left a list of the search Terms and syntax for the Win10 Explorer ?

    When i cklick the help icon of the Win10 Explorer there is a lot of bing selective answers, but didn't find a page that acts as a comprehensive manual for it.

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