Can't search for text in Wordpad files


M

M Skabialka

Each day I open a file in Wordpad and keep track of what I am working on.
At the end of the month I start a new file, e.g. "JournalJul05.doc". Today
I decided to search for text in these files (going back 6 years) for a
particular word to find out when I did a certain task. I know I did it this
year.

However, the Windows Explorer search function will only find text within the
files I created before I moved to Windows XP Pro about 6 months ago (newer
machine, copied the files). These are very simple textfiles, basically I
write the date, and 10-20 lines for my accomplishments for the day - nothing
fancy.

I can open the file in Wordpad, I can read the text, the word I need is
there, with spaces before and after, but if I do a search in Explorer, it
will not find it!

Each month I use the same template to create the next month's file, so I am
not creating something from scratch. This file lists all the dates to save
me time typing them in, and was created years ago. I open it and do a save
as each new month.

What has changed in Wordpad to make the files unsearchable through Windows
Explorer?

Thanks,
Mich
 
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J

José Gallardo

Start > Run and type in without the quotes "regedit". Navigate to:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc]

and click on "+". You'll see a list of subkeys. Click on the key above and then Edit > New > Click and write the name "PersistentHandler". When created, clik con this new key and you'll see a vale named "(default)". Right click on it > Modify and literally write:


{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}

Reboot WIndows. IMPORTANT NOTE. if there is yet a subkey named "PersistenHandler" when you spread the main key, *do not change it*. In this case, what I have said will not help you.
 
M

M Skabialka

That key already exists, with a value of:
{98de59a0-d175-11cd-a7bd-00006b827d94}

Any other ideas?
Thanks,
Mich


Start > Run and type in without the quotes "regedit". Navigate to:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc]

and click on "+". You'll see a list of subkeys. Click on the key above and
then Edit > New > Click and write the name "PersistentHandler". When
created, clik con this new key and you'll see a vale named "(default)".
Right click on it > Modify and literally write:


{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}

Reboot WIndows. IMPORTANT NOTE. if there is yet a subkey named
"PersistenHandler" when you spread the main key, *do not change it*. In this
case, what I have said will not help you.
 
R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb} is the Plain-text filter

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


M Skabialka said:
That key already exists, with a value of:
{98de59a0-d175-11cd-a7bd-00006b827d94}

Any other ideas?
Thanks,
Mich


Start > Run and type in without the quotes "regedit". Navigate to:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc]

and click on "+". You'll see a list of subkeys. Click on the key above and
then Edit > New > Click and write the name "PersistentHandler". When
created, clik con this new key and you'll see a vale named "(default)".
Right click on it > Modify and literally write:


{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}

Reboot WIndows. IMPORTANT NOTE. if there is yet a subkey named
"PersistenHandler" when you spread the main key, *do not change it*. In
this case, what I have said will not help you.


--
www.fermu.com
¡Regístrate y participa!



M Skabialka said:
Each day I open a file in Wordpad and keep track of what I am working on.
At the end of the month I start a new file, e.g. "JournalJul05.doc".
Today
I decided to search for text in these files (going back 6 years) for a
particular word to find out when I did a certain task. I know I did it
this
year.

However, the Windows Explorer search function will only find text within
the
files I created before I moved to Windows XP Pro about 6 months ago
(newer
machine, copied the files). These are very simple textfiles, basically I
write the date, and 10-20 lines for my accomplishments for the day -
nothing
fancy.

I can open the file in Wordpad, I can read the text, the word I need is
there, with spaces before and after, but if I do a search in Explorer, it
will not find it!

Each month I use the same template to create the next month's file, so I
am
not creating something from scratch. This file lists all the dates to
save
me time typing them in, and was created years ago. I open it and do a
save
as each new month.

What has changed in Wordpad to make the files unsearchable through
Windows
Explorer?

Thanks,
Mich
 
M

M Skabialka

This works! Thank-you so much. The only reason I keep this journal is
because of the ability to search through them for information about tasks I
have completed, and when.
Out of curiosity, where else could I have found this key setting, and what
was the other one's purpose?
Mich

Ramesh said:
{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb} is the Plain-text filter

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


M Skabialka said:
That key already exists, with a value of:
{98de59a0-d175-11cd-a7bd-00006b827d94}

Any other ideas?
Thanks,
Mich


Start > Run and type in without the quotes "regedit". Navigate to:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc]

and click on "+". You'll see a list of subkeys. Click on the key above
and then Edit > New > Click and write the name "PersistentHandler". When
created, clik con this new key and you'll see a vale named "(default)".
Right click on it > Modify and literally write:


{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}

Reboot WIndows. IMPORTANT NOTE. if there is yet a subkey named
"PersistenHandler" when you spread the main key, *do not change it*. In
this case, what I have said will not help you.


--
www.fermu.com
¡Regístrate y participa!



M Skabialka said:
Each day I open a file in Wordpad and keep track of what I am working
on.
At the end of the month I start a new file, e.g. "JournalJul05.doc".
Today
I decided to search for text in these files (going back 6 years) for a
particular word to find out when I did a certain task. I know I did it
this
year.

However, the Windows Explorer search function will only find text within
the
files I created before I moved to Windows XP Pro about 6 months ago
(newer
machine, copied the files). These are very simple textfiles, basically
I
write the date, and 10-20 lines for my accomplishments for the day -
nothing
fancy.

I can open the file in Wordpad, I can read the text, the word I need is
there, with spaces before and after, but if I do a search in Explorer,
it
will not find it!

Each month I use the same template to create the next month's file, so I
am
not creating something from scratch. This file lists all the dates to
save
me time typing them in, and was created years ago. I open it and do a
save
as each new month.

What has changed in Wordpad to make the files unsearchable through
Windows
Explorer?

Thanks,
Mich
 
R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

Ref : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309173/EN-US/

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/indexsrv/html/ixufilt_8l6b.asp

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


M Skabialka said:
This works! Thank-you so much. The only reason I keep this journal is
because of the ability to search through them for information about tasks
I have completed, and when.
Out of curiosity, where else could I have found this key setting, and what
was the other one's purpose?
Mich

Ramesh said:
{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb} is the Plain-text filter

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


M Skabialka said:
That key already exists, with a value of:
{98de59a0-d175-11cd-a7bd-00006b827d94}

Any other ideas?
Thanks,
Mich


Start > Run and type in without the quotes "regedit". Navigate to:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc]

and click on "+". You'll see a list of subkeys. Click on the key above
and then Edit > New > Click and write the name "PersistentHandler". When
created, clik con this new key and you'll see a vale named "(default)".
Right click on it > Modify and literally write:


{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}

Reboot WIndows. IMPORTANT NOTE. if there is yet a subkey named
"PersistenHandler" when you spread the main key, *do not change it*. In
this case, what I have said will not help you.


--
www.fermu.com
¡Regístrate y participa!



"M Skabialka" <[email protected]> escribió en el mensaje
Each day I open a file in Wordpad and keep track of what I am working
on.
At the end of the month I start a new file, e.g. "JournalJul05.doc".
Today
I decided to search for text in these files (going back 6 years) for a
particular word to find out when I did a certain task. I know I did it
this
year.

However, the Windows Explorer search function will only find text
within the
files I created before I moved to Windows XP Pro about 6 months ago
(newer
machine, copied the files). These are very simple textfiles, basically
I
write the date, and 10-20 lines for my accomplishments for the day -
nothing
fancy.

I can open the file in Wordpad, I can read the text, the word I need is
there, with spaces before and after, but if I do a search in Explorer,
it
will not find it!

Each month I use the same template to create the next month's file, so
I am
not creating something from scratch. This file lists all the dates to
save
me time typing them in, and was created years ago. I open it and do a
save
as each new month.

What has changed in Wordpad to make the files unsearchable through
Windows
Explorer?

Thanks,
Mich
 
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M

M Skabialka

I think I search the Microsoft site in inefficent ways, "A word or phrase in
the file" was there but wasn't the search term I used.
Thanks for the insight.
Mich

Ramesh said:
Ref : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309173/EN-US/

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/indexsrv/html/ixufilt_8l6b.asp

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


M Skabialka said:
This works! Thank-you so much. The only reason I keep this journal is
because of the ability to search through them for information about tasks
I have completed, and when.
Out of curiosity, where else could I have found this key setting, and
what was the other one's purpose?
Mich

Ramesh said:
{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb} is the Plain-text filter

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


That key already exists, with a value of:
{98de59a0-d175-11cd-a7bd-00006b827d94}

Any other ideas?
Thanks,
Mich


Start > Run and type in without the quotes "regedit". Navigate to:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc]

and click on "+". You'll see a list of subkeys. Click on the key above
and then Edit > New > Click and write the name "PersistentHandler".
When created, clik con this new key and you'll see a vale named
"(default)". Right click on it > Modify and literally write:


{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}

Reboot WIndows. IMPORTANT NOTE. if there is yet a subkey named
"PersistenHandler" when you spread the main key, *do not change it*. In
this case, what I have said will not help you.


--
www.fermu.com
¡Regístrate y participa!



"M Skabialka" <[email protected]> escribió en el mensaje
Each day I open a file in Wordpad and keep track of what I am working
on.
At the end of the month I start a new file, e.g. "JournalJul05.doc".
Today
I decided to search for text in these files (going back 6 years) for a
particular word to find out when I did a certain task. I know I did
it this
year.

However, the Windows Explorer search function will only find text
within the
files I created before I moved to Windows XP Pro about 6 months ago
(newer
machine, copied the files). These are very simple textfiles,
basically I
write the date, and 10-20 lines for my accomplishments for the day -
nothing
fancy.

I can open the file in Wordpad, I can read the text, the word I need
is
there, with spaces before and after, but if I do a search in Explorer,
it
will not find it!

Each month I use the same template to create the next month's file, so
I am
not creating something from scratch. This file lists all the dates to
save
me time typing them in, and was created years ago. I open it and do a
save
as each new month.

What has changed in Wordpad to make the files unsearchable through
Windows
Explorer?

Thanks,
Mich
 
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R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

YW Mich.

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


M Skabialka said:
I think I search the Microsoft site in inefficent ways, "A word or phrase
in the file" was there but wasn't the search term I used.
Thanks for the insight.
Mich

Ramesh said:
Ref : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309173/EN-US/

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/indexsrv/html/ixufilt_8l6b.asp

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


M Skabialka said:
This works! Thank-you so much. The only reason I keep this journal is
because of the ability to search through them for information about
tasks I have completed, and when.
Out of curiosity, where else could I have found this key setting, and
what was the other one's purpose?
Mich

{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb} is the Plain-text filter

--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


That key already exists, with a value of:
{98de59a0-d175-11cd-a7bd-00006b827d94}

Any other ideas?
Thanks,
Mich


Start > Run and type in without the quotes "regedit". Navigate to:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc]

and click on "+". You'll see a list of subkeys. Click on the key above
and then Edit > New > Click and write the name "PersistentHandler".
When created, clik con this new key and you'll see a vale named
"(default)". Right click on it > Modify and literally write:


{5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}

Reboot WIndows. IMPORTANT NOTE. if there is yet a subkey named
"PersistenHandler" when you spread the main key, *do not change it*.
In this case, what I have said will not help you.


--
www.fermu.com
¡Regístrate y participa!



"M Skabialka" <[email protected]> escribió en el mensaje
Each day I open a file in Wordpad and keep track of what I am working
on.
At the end of the month I start a new file, e.g. "JournalJul05.doc".
Today
I decided to search for text in these files (going back 6 years) for
a
particular word to find out when I did a certain task. I know I did
it this
year.

However, the Windows Explorer search function will only find text
within the
files I created before I moved to Windows XP Pro about 6 months ago
(newer
machine, copied the files). These are very simple textfiles,
basically I
write the date, and 10-20 lines for my accomplishments for the day -
nothing
fancy.

I can open the file in Wordpad, I can read the text, the word I need
is
there, with spaces before and after, but if I do a search in
Explorer, it
will not find it!

Each month I use the same template to create the next month's file,
so I am
not creating something from scratch. This file lists all the dates
to save
me time typing them in, and was created years ago. I open it and do
a save
as each new month.

What has changed in Wordpad to make the files unsearchable through
Windows
Explorer?

Thanks,
Mich
 

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