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Problem : XP Search v Win2k Search

Discussion in 'Software' started by shalls, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. shalls

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    Dear All,

    I have the following query which I'd appreciate help with:-

    I have a user who has recently migrated from Win2k OS to Win XP Pro.

    He downloads files from a corporate intranet site and the files have a .001 extension

    These quite happily open in notepad and he can then browse the data within.

    All of the .001 files sit within folders eg: Jan2005, Feb2005, etc

    When he had Win2k he could perform a search for criteria within these .001 files

    When you try the same search under XP it does not return any results.

    If the .001 file is renamed to .txt then the search works fine but sadly they have approx 250 .001 files in each folder so renaming them purely to perform a search is out of the question.

    I wonder if associating all .001 files with notepad would help ? but I am unsure of the consequences ?

    Any ideas would be most welcome.

    Thanks

    Steve
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Have you tried including hidden files in the search criteria? Just a thought but these files may be hidden.

    001 files are usually only part of an actual file, when the user pulls them from the intranet site does he get the whole file that he wanted or only part of it?

    8)
     
  3. d-Faktor
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  4. shalls

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    Thank you both for your advice. Hidden files are included in the search and I had also tried microsofts KB article but still no luck !!!

    My user believes that these 001 files are specific to an application that the Royal Bank of Scotland uses. It contains credit card info, etc...

    Damn, damn and damn again !

    :(
     
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  5. d-Faktor
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    d-Faktor R.I.P - gone but never forgotten.

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    so you're saying that method 2 as described in the article did not work for you? i tested it before i posted, and on my xp machine i could also not search for text inside 001 files, but after applying method 2 i can. hmm, strange that it won't work for you...
     
  6. ffreeloader

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    I have a really simple solution for this but it may not work in your setting.

    I just went to Windows Explorer ->Tools>Folder Options->File Types, and added a new extension called, believe it or not, .001. Then I chose to make it a User Context Object. Search finds it immediately.

    This was done on Win 2K not XP but I really don't see why this wouldn't work in XP.
     
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  7. d-Faktor
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    d-Faktor R.I.P - gone but never forgotten.

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    quick test on xp... nnnope, doesn't work...
    my proposed method still works, though... :twisted:
    keep in mind, he wants to search inside files, not search for files.
     
  8. ffreeloader

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    Oh. Missed that part. :oops:
     
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  9. shalls

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    D-Faktor : I will try the KB article again and I will let you know the outcome.

    Thanks for testing this one for me.

    Thank you all for all your kind help, it is much appreciated.

    Steve
     
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  10. ffreeloader

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    Interesting. All I had to do to find text within files with a .001 extension after the mod I made to file types on Win 2K was start the indexing service.

    I just started indexing on Server 2003 and I'll check to see if this works on it.
     
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  11. ffreeloader

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    This works on Server 2003 when the registry hack is made.
     
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  12. shalls

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    Success !!!!

    Tried MS KB method 2 together with the other tip you recommended and voila !!!

    Thank you so so so so so much for this !!!!

    Much appreciated !!!

    Steve
     
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  13. ffreeloader

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    Hey, glad it worked. Even a blind squirrel stumbles over an acorn once in a while. :biggrin
     
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