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    Default I need an Advance Search tool for Vista - Vista's sucks

    I need to find a file that contains a certain word. I think the file has a MS-Access index (*.mdb), I'm not sure. I tried the Vista Advanced Search thingie but it sucks. XP's was very neat and it could find partial words inside the files. I know the file in in my computer because I used it less than a month ago, but I can't find it anywhere.

    Is there free app that can search within the files? (not google desktop nor any other indexing application).
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    Default Re: I need an Advance Search tool for Vista - Vista's sucks

    The Vista search can also find partial words inside files in indexed and unindexed folders. It can even find files by extension type.

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    Default Re: I need an Advance Search tool for Vista - Vista's sucks

    Windows Search Tips and Tricks: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...andtricks.mspx

    EDIT: I can only really get partial word matches to work when I'm matching the beginning of a word. Otherwise... partial match isn't really working for me.
    Last edited by swarmer; 12th January 2009 at 11:22 PM.

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    Default Re: I need an Advance Search tool for Vista - Vista's sucks

    launchy will do that
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    Default Re: I need an Advance Search tool for Vista - Vista's sucks

    Quote Originally Posted by jcovelli View Post
    launchy will do that
    I give a vote for Launchy as well, great little piece of software.
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    Default Re: I need an Advance Search tool for Vista - Vista's sucks

    google desktop should do it.
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    Default Re: I need an Advance Search tool for Vista - Vista's sucks

    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica L View Post
    I give a vote for Launchy as well, great little piece of software.
    I don't believe Launchy actually searches inside files.

 

 

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