search not finding partial phrases

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Beemer Biker, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Beemer Biker

    Beemer Biker Guest

    Search works for SetThreadAffinityMask, SetThreadAffinity, SetThread, but
    not for AffinityMask.

    Maybe I am missing a regx?? I am no expert on regular expressions and gave
    up after "..AffinityMask" ..oh.. I also tried * and ?

    I also read thru the following which is way too long
    http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windowsvista/pages/advanced-search-techniques.aspx

    DUH! I also discovered that I cannot search while rebuilding the index. I
    did manage to get "Search" added back to explorers right click. It had
    disappeared after sp1 was installed.

    I know it should work as Visual Studio has no problem finding "AffinityMask"
    using search in files, but not all the stuff I am searching thru is source
    code from a VS sln.


    ...tia..
     
    Beemer Biker, Dec 14, 2008
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  2. Visual Studio? Somehow, you are doing programming, which means you have
    had to read some programming books to even get a basic understanding of
    how to program and you're complaining about information in a link is too
    long about Vista search? <smile>

    You should uninstall VS immediately.
     
    Jack the Ripper, Dec 14, 2008
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  3. Beemer Biker

    Beemer Biker Guest

    giving up the right to remain silent
    ---------^^^^^^^^^

    RTFM? Surely, you don't suggest programmers RTFM? Not even microsoft
    enables the MSDN libraries during a Visual Studio install. The default is
    to connect online for any and all help whether you installed the 2cd set or
    not. If I wanted info on vampires I would google vampire, not read
    "twilight".
    Even though express is a free download, why should I?
     
    Beemer Biker, Dec 14, 2008
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  4. Beemer Biker

    Retroman Guest

    Windows Desktop Search doesn't use regular expressions, it has its own syntax.
    By default, WDS always searches for words beginning with the typed phrase. Because
    there are no spaces before " AffinityMask", it is ignored.

    So, verify that the folders you are searching are indexed for content searches, then
    try this:

    *AffinityMask

    Doug M. in NJ
     
    Retroman, Dec 14, 2008
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  5. You are just too stupid to figure it out. Those that don;t have the brains
    to work with Vista always call it a piece of shit.

    JatCar, you are just an idiot.
     
    Brontosaurus Burger AKA Vista!, Dec 14, 2008
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  6. Beemer Biker

    Retroman Guest

    Joe,

    Sorry, don't know why it's not working.

    For binary file content, an iFilter needs to be installed for the file type. Vista
    includes iFilters for common extensions, but others are installed either by
    applications or by a separate download from the publisher.

    Doug M. in NJ
     
    Retroman, Dec 15, 2008
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  7. Beemer Biker

    Retroman Guest

    Your welcome, Joe, and thank you for uncovering the differing behavior between
    indexed and non-indexed files. I hadn't noticed that.

    Doug M. in NJ
     
    Retroman, Dec 15, 2008
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