Solved How can I add the XP file search prog to Win 7 32-bit

December 13, 2015 at 22:49:46
Specs: Windows 7
XP has a wonderful file search program whereas Windows 7 has an abysmal program without the functional convenience of the XP program..

How can I add the XP file searchprogram or similar program to my Windows 7 32-bit machine, to access from the Desktop?

Kind regards,

Anthony


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December 14, 2015 at 06:18:47
See if this is will work for you:

http://www.howtogeek.com/71216/how-...

I personally use Swiftsearch

http://sourceforge.net/projects/swi...

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/

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December 14, 2015 at 04:17:43

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December 14, 2015 at 05:02:56
Dear JohnW,

I think I must have expressed myself poorly, otherwise people have forgotten the utility of
the file search program in the Windows XP O/S. I have 900 Church Newsletters. I would enter the KeyWords in one window, then enter nl*.htm, and the path statement followed by the results. It would retain the file name, and I could enter nl5*.htm, and so-forth. It was fast and simple and retained all of the file names so that I did not need to re-enter them each time I wanted to search.

Google Chrome balked at Find, and I don't think Search My Files offered the service I seek.

Anthony


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December 14, 2015 at 05:10:32
I just downloaded Find & installed it on W10.
Refer this SS.
http://i.imgur.com/FsAVIec.gif

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December 14, 2015 at 06:18:47
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See if this is will work for you:

http://www.howtogeek.com/71216/how-...

I personally use Swiftsearch

http://sourceforge.net/projects/swi...

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/

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December 14, 2015 at 14:31:52
Dear mmcconaghy,

Thank you, I have downloaded FileSearchEX which appears to emulate the XP file search program quite well, and much faster.

Thank you very much. And "thanks" also to John W.

Anthony

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December 15, 2015 at 17:05:22
biblebelievers
Please excuse me hijacking your post - hopefully briefly.

mmcconaghy
Loved the SwiftSearch you suggested. Just wondered if you have
one you recommend for finding file contents?

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December 15, 2015 at 19:34:24
Derek

I have used Agent Ransack, which is a 'lite' version of FileLocator Pro,
with good results:

https://www.mythicsoft.com/agentran...

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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December 16, 2015 at 06:41:31
mmcconaghy

Thanks very much for that. In the meantime I had done a bit of searching / experimenting and also found that Agent Ransack worked well. I had it years ago but it seems much faster now, although it might be partly down to the computer.

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