Re: HOW TO SEARCH FOR FILES ON WINDOWS 2008

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Suresh Sistla, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. I know that the search space on the top right corner is not of much help.

    You want to be able to search based on say file-size or extension etc.

    On the left side on any window where it says searches. Click on searches. Now on the right you see some predefined searches like 'Resent searches' or 'Recently changed'. Click on any of these searches and now you can see a new set of options pop-up right below the Menubar. Go to 'Search Tools' now and click on 'Search Pane'. Now there is another option that appears on the top in the far right corner which says 'Advanced Search'. This will give you all the options pretty much the same way as the older versions of windows provide.

    > On Saturday, February 02, 2008 7:19 AM Ha wrote:


    > it may be like vista and all you do is type in the box after you open the
    > start button ... i dont have 2008
    >
    > "JJ Jones" wrote:



    >> On Saturday, February 02, 2008 4:15 PM Sascha Jazbec wrote:


    >> Because Server 2008 is simply Vista SP1 with Server technologies inside, the
    >> search function is located in a) the Start Menu Box "Start search" and in
    >> each single Explorer Window's upper right corner. One has to be blind to
    >> miss them.
    >>
    >> To narrow your search you can click the search pane to be visible inside
    >> Explorer, once you start the search.
    >>
    >> The startmenus "extra" search entry has been removed with SP1, it is only
    >> available on Vista build 6000 ( Server 08 is 6001 as VistaSP1 too ) .
    >>
    >>
    >> Sincerely
    >>
    >> Sascha/ Germany
    >>
    >>
    >> "JJ Jones" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...



    >>> On Tuesday, February 05, 2008 6:47 AM JJ Jones wrote:


    >>> Hello out there,
    >>>
    >>> I am running Windows 2008 Server. Microsoft has apparently changed
    >>> the simple SEARCH utility that hangs off of the START button in XP.
    >>>
    >>> In other words, in XP you click on START, then click on SEARCH, then
    >>> FOR FILES OR FOLDERS. Simple as pie.
    >>>
    >>> Unfortunately, somebody has apparently come up with a "better idea" in
    >>> Windows 2008 because SEARCH isn't there anymore, and I can't figure
    >>> out where they put it. I can't find anything in the documentation.
    >>>
    >>> Does anybody know where Microsoft hid the SEARCH function?
    >>>
    >>> Please help, since it is driving me stark, raving, mad.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,



    >>>> On Monday, February 16, 2009 4:27 PM Randi R wrote:


    >>>> On Windows, my tool of choice for searching, is biterscripting. It can not only search for file existance but also search within file contents.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Some commands and options I find useful -
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> lf - list files
    >>>>
    >>>> find - find files
    >>>>
    >>>> af - access file info (sets creation time, size, etc to corresponding system variables).
    >>>>
    >>>> -r - recursively search subdirectories
    >>>>
    >>>> -n - list names only
    >>>>
    >>>> -a - list all information about found files
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> You can add conditions after the command. The following is an example.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Example
    >>>>
    >>>> lf -r "*.dll" "C:/SomeDirectory" ($fmtime > "20090101")
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> The above will find .dll files that were modified on or after January 1, 2009. The condition can have any levels of sub-expressions with AND, OR, NOT, etc. You can then search within the contents of the found files. They have a couple of sample scripts, that you may find useful, at
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.biterscripting.com/SS_FindStr.html
    >>>>
    >>>> Finds strings within file contents
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.biterscripting.com/SS_FindRE.html
    >>>>
    >>>> Finds REGULAR EXPRESSIONS within file contents
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> They even have examples of how to search a URL or the entire world wide web on their web site. Very powerful tool for parsing and searching indeed ...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Randi
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> (If you don't have biterscripting, download it free at http://www.biterscripting.com .)



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