Zip files - searching


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androo...

Is there a way of stopping Windows XP searching within zip files when
performing a search?

For example, if I search for "*.doc" I don't want to find Word documents
that are inside zip files.

regards,
androoooo........
 
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Terry R.

The date and time was Friday, January 09, 2009 12:03:49 PM, and on a
whim, androo... pounded out on the keyboard:
Is there a way of stopping Windows XP searching within zip files when
performing a search?

For example, if I search for "*.doc" I don't want to find Word documents
that are inside zip files.

regards,
androoooo........

Hi Androo,

Yes, uninstall the process hogging program!

On virtually every network user that has clicked on acceptance of having
that crud installed, I have removed it and they think I'm a genius
because they're computer now is working the way it used to.

But if you actually USE that program, check here:
http://www.tweakxp.com/article37009.aspx

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Terry R.

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Twayne

Is there a way of stopping Windows XP searching within zip files when
performing a search?

For example, if I search for "*.doc" I don't want to find Word
documents that are inside zip files.

regards,
androoooo........


Very often a Search Engine such as Google will get answers for almost
everyone.

This article, first one up at Google, gives you what you need:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1573774,00.asp

HTH

Twayne
 
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Twayne

The date and time was Friday, January 09, 2009 12:03:49 PM, and on a
whim, androo... pounded out on the keyboard:


Hi Androo,

Yes, uninstall the process hogging program!

On virtually every network user that has clicked on acceptance of
having that crud installed, I have removed it and they think I'm a
genius because they're computer now is working the way it used to.

But if you actually USE that program, check here:
http://www.tweakxp.com/article37009.aspx

Wow, they must be really simple people!
 
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Terry R.

The date and time was Friday, January 09, 2009 4:43:40 PM, and on a
whim, Twayne pounded out on the keyboard:
Wow, they must be really simple people!

No, just appreciative of those looking out for their best interests.

--
Terry R.

***Reply Note***
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Delete NOSPAM from the email address after clicking Reply.
 
T

Terry R.

The date and time was Friday, January 09, 2009 4:41:55 PM, and on a
whim, Twayne pounded out on the keyboard:
Very often a Search Engine such as Google will get answers for almost
everyone.

This article, first one up at Google, gives you what you need:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1573774,00.asp

HTH

Twayne

Didn't take a search engine to see that an answer was provided a few
hours earlier! ;-)

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Terry R.

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Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP

From: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_w.htm

Tip: Stop Search from Scanning ZIP files: Un-register the zip and cab file
dlls, then reregister them after that.

Before Search:
regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll
regsvr32 /u cabview.dll

After Search:
regsvr32 cabview.dll
regsvr32 zipfldr.dll

If you're planning to use a third-party unzip tool such as WinZip, then the
registration part is not required. On the other hand, if you want to have
the Windows XP native Zip file support enabled, but don't want to
unregister/register each time, then use the tool available here:

Prevent Windows XP from searching inside ZIP and CAB files, without breaking
Windows XP's native ZIP / CAB support:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/nofindinsidezip.htm

Download the NoFindInsideZip utility (~11KB) and save to Desktop.
Double-click the file to run it. Remove the checkmark near the Zip and Cab
file options and then click Apply. Close the utility. This prevents Windows
XP Search companion from looking inside Zip and Cab archives when performing
a file search. Note that the file association settings are not modified in
any way, and they remain intact. You do NOT need to use the utility each
time when you perform a file search.
 

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