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Alternative File Search Method (Windows XP on) (Avoid registry editting)

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An alternative Windows file serach

In the http://ocportal.com/docs/tut_hardcore_1.htm#title__1 a method is referenced to get around a Windows feature that can restrict what can be found within files using Windows search from Explorer as per:

Part 1 - Files said

One of the most handy things about developing on the desktop is to be able to quickly run file contents searches in Windows to find out where stuff is done. Unfortunately though, by default Windows XP (and some other versions of Windows) will not search inside most non-Microsoft file types unless you do some special set up. Here is a guide to what to do to fix this – use the technique for the ".php", ".css" and ".tpl" file types.
Once this is done you'll be able to quickly find things by opening up an explorer window and hitting F3.


Well I played around with this but ended up only being partially successful, so I looked to see if I could find out what was happening. In my quest I found a alternative that I consider superior. The displayed results are better, It appears much faster and it's simpler to setup (just download and install).

This is a free to use application called Agent Ransack. here's a screenshot from MythicSoft's website:

oops no picture sorry.

Regards, Mike.
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Thanks. I'd better fix the tutorial, still referencing Windows XP is a little embarrassing.


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Uhh, dare I not be embarrassed that the OCPortal installations are running under XP. :$

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