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DNeurococo

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Rookie problem, but here it is:

I've noticed the "text search" facility in my Windows'98 wastes a lot of time looking thru folders that don't have text! (For example BMP or JPG files).

My files containing text are split off into different folders.
Is there any way I can combine them into a "virtual folder" without physically moving the files? That is, I want to tell Win98 to search for text string "Bozo" in folders A, B, E, G and J and skip looking thru everything else. Is there a way to specify the five folders without having to type them in separately and doing a separate search in each one?

Alternately, is there some other text search program that is more flexible in letting you specify which (multiple) folders to look in?
 
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It searchs pretty quick if you know the extension. If you're searching for text files put *.txt in the named search and then bozo in the containing text field. Then Choose C drive. It's instantaneous in my case.
 
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