Windows 7 File Finder

August 13, 2010 at 07:14:35
Specs: Windows 7, RAM: 1 gig
Hey, I was wondering if there was a command to search a whole directory for a file, not cd C:\ if exist filename.bat then another cd, I just want it to scan my whole computer to see if there was any files named that. I'm Running Windows 7 64 bit. Can someone please help? Thanks.

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#1
August 14, 2010 at 12:43:09
When using the classic view in Windows 7 go to Start button and type the file name in the search box. Should search all available space unless your select more specific partitions.

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#2
January 17, 2011 at 13:27:34
Try this:

c:
cd \
dir filenam*.ext /s > c:\dirlist.txt

where filenam*.ext illustrates that you can enter the filename and also use optional wildcards (* and possibly ?). If there are spaces in the filename, surround it with quotation marks. Dirlist.txt will have the files with that name. It may have a bunch of unwanted gibberish, but you can put it into Word or Excel and support and extract until you have what you want.


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