Re: Kertana and searching for a file, or for key words in a file


Gerry Ellis <gerry.ellis@...>
 

Hi,

 

Good old DOS provides a way to search for a text string within a file or group of files.

 

Hit Windows and r to bring up a run box then type in cmd and hit enter. Once the DOS box is up, type findstr /? And hit enter to get details.

 

 

 

Take care,

 

Gerry Ellis

 

If you don’t know where you’re going,

How will you know when you get there?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2017 4:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Kertana and searching for a file, or for key words in a file

 

Everything search can search file contents, but unlike Windows Search the Everything does not index file contents, so searching on file content alone, unless you also combine it with a suspected file name/wildcard, will be painfully slow compared to a straight Everything search.  See:  https://voidtools.com/faq/#does_everything_search_file_contents

Sharon, hit the WinKey then enter "Cortana" sans quotation marks.  You should get the "Cortana & Search" settings returned, probably as the first item.  Once you've gained focus on that then hit enter to open it.   In Version 1607 there is a toggle (checkbox) for "Search Online & include web results" which you will want to toggle off if you wish to avoid having web results in your Windows Cortana searches.

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Brian

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