Search won't find files within zip archives


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Mister.Fred.Ma

I did a hierarchical search from a given folder for files that contain
a certain word anywhere within themselves. In one of the sub-folders,
I have a zip file that contains a PPT file containing a slide that
contains a text box containing the target word. This doesn't show up
in the search. I can open the PPT file and double-click the word, so
I know it isn't a bit-map. Why won't this zip archive be found? I
have already issued the commands

regsvr32 zipfldr.dll
regsvr32 cabview.dll

and rebooted.

Thanks.

Fred

P.S. I tried

regsvr32 /?

and found that there doesn't seem to be a way to query whether whether
those two switches have been set or unset. Is there another way?
Thanks.
 
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Mister.Fred.Ma

I quickly perused those sites, but didn't see indication that it
delves into zip or tgz archives. Would you know if it does?

Fred
 
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Mister.Fred.Ma

Thanks. I wrote a cygwin bash script to unpack the archives (zip and
tgz) for Windows's Search. If there had been a way to make native
Search look inside archived files, that would have been ideal. The
strange thing is that archived Word files are successfully searched.
Hence, I wrongly assumed that all archived office files are searched,
as they are outside of archives. It baffles me why they would provide
partial search functionality for archived files without clearly
documenting this.
 

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