Search refuses to search in a textfile (.src)


R

R.Wieser

Hello All,

I've got anumber of files with the extension .src . I've right-clicked it
and used "Open With" to bind them with notepad, and that works. I can now
left-click it to open the file in notepad.

The problem is that searching the folder for its specific filetype together
with a certain piece of text in it it does not show any results ...
Renaming the extension to .txt and than searching does show the correct
files though.

My question: What is going on and how do I fix it ?

Regards,
Rudy Wieser
 
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J

JJ

I've got anumber of files with the extension .src . I've right-clicked it
and used "Open With" to bind them with notepad, and that works. I can now
left-click it to open the file in notepad.

The problem is that searching the folder for its specific filetype together
with a certain piece of text in it it does not show any results ...
Renaming the extension to .txt and than searching does show the correct
files though.

My question: What is going on and how do I fix it ?
The built in file search to search by file content sucks. It doesn't
actually search all files even though it's told to search all files
(wildcard "*.*"), and in hidden and system files via advanced search.
 
V

VanguardLH

JJ said:
The built in file search to search by file content sucks. It doesn't
actually search all files even though it's told to search all files
(wildcard "*.*"), and in hidden and system files via advanced search.
And as a result of the "filtered" search available in Windows XP (plus
Microsoft's XP search is coded to specifically not show some "special"
files), you'll want a better search utility, like:

FileLocator Lite (aka File Ransack)
http://www.mythicsoft.com/page.aspx?type=filelocatorlite&page=home

The fix is to get a better search tool.
 
R

R.Wieser

Hello VanguardLH,

The files are AFAIK not special, nor have any special file-attributes
attribites set.
The fix is to get a better search tool.
I found a different, easier kind of fix: I copied, in the registry, the
"PersistentHandler" key from the .txt entry to the new .src one, and all
seems to be well again.

Thanks for your suggestion though.

Regards,
Rudy Wieser


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R.Wieser

Hello JJ,
The built in file search to search by file content sucks.
It doesn't actually search all files even though it's told
to search all files (wildcard "*.*"), and in hidden and
system files via advanced search.
I know, I bumped into the infamous "Won't search the 'Program files' folder
when searching the whole disk" a few months ago. Although I can understand
the reason for it, its to easy to forget that folder is suppressed and
asssume a certain file simply does not exist because it does not turn up.
:-\

But in my specific case your above remarks do not seem to be aplicable: I
made the folder and its contents myself. No special attributes, and as far
as I can tell not a special kind of file.

I did find a fix though: simply copying, in the registry, some stuff from
the .txt entry to the .src one and 'search' did start to look into my new
files too

Thanks for your remarks,
Rudy Wieser


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