Some useful information about Windows 7 search.

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by MikeHawthorne, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. MikeHawthorne

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    Don't ya jus love it, when something that's worked for over a decade, all of a sudden doesn't work anymore.
    Makes ya wonder, why they ever changed it in the first place. Eh?

    I wonder if Dir /s/a filename.ext still works, from the command prompt?
    Try it, and see if it works to find those missing files. The /a means show ALL files, even hidden ones.

    I'm not in W-7 right now, so I can't test it out there.

    YUP!, , Still works in XP-Pro-SP3

    Cheers Mate!
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    Yeah, I never had any complaints about search in Windows XP.
    I could just type in the file I was looking for and search the whole computer and it would find it every time.

    I was hoping that the search function was something that they would fix in Service Pack 1, and it may be a little better.
    It doesn't seem like I've had as bad results as I did before that, but I'm not sure.

    Today when I looked for Imageres.dll it found all of them on my computer and I don't think it did the last time I tried that.

    Mike
     
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    It may just be conceptual, but it seems like the further that MS tries to get away from DOS, the more I find myself using it.
    And, LO and Behold, it still works!

    I do lots of things in W7 with batch files and I still back up W7 from a DOS boot disk.

    DOS Rocks!

    I'd be working this forum from a DOS prompt if I could. lol

    Cheers Mate!
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