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Searching for video

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Ron the Geek, Jul 5, 2007.

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  1. Ron the Geek

    Ron the Geek Thread Starter

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    Ah, my first thread in the Vista forum. That's because I just got my first PC on the bench with Vista installed... For those who don't know, I "clean up" machines at a pawn shop where customers have either lost their pawn or have simply sold the item to us. One the many things I do is search for inappropriate software or files (from personal finance info to family reunion photos to porn) and delete it from the machine. In XP, I can specifically look for video format files. But in Vista, while I find search selections for documents, pictures and music, I don't find one for video. And, as you can imagine, I've had to remove quite a bit of video files from these machines before I can put them on the sales floor. How can I do a specific search in Vista for video files?
    rtg :confused:
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Try Agent Ransack. You can search for DOS expressions, such as:

    *.avi;*.mpg;*.mpeg;*.flv

    in order to find all the video file types you want.

    In Vista search, you can use:

    *.avi OR *.mpg OR *.mpeg OR *.flv
     
  3. Ron the Geek

    Ron the Geek Thread Starter

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    Yeah, I know the "long" way around. But XP allows me to search for all video formats at once. Whether .avi or .mpg or .wmv or whatever, I could search them all at once. I guess Vista has discarded this handy search option.
     
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    I guess.
     
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