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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by DNeurococo, Jan 31, 2003.

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  1. DNeurococo

    DNeurococo Thread Starter

    Mar 14, 2001
    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?
  2. Balzac

    Balzac Guest

    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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