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  • This is a real stupid question but in Vista and Windows 7 how do I search a particular folder.    I am looking for a particular file and I want to find the one that is in a particular folder.  I don't want to search my whole hard drive.   In XP we simply right clicked the folder and chose search but the explorer in Vista and Win7 has no search function.  

    Can anyone recommend a decent replacement for the Windows Explorer?

    Friday, November 13, 2009 10:14 PM

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  • Witchdoctor12 schreef op 13-11-2009 23:14:

    > the explorer in Vista and Win7 has no search function.
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    Huh .... look at the topright of the window

    > Can anyone recommend a decent replacement for the Windows Explorer?
    Total Commander / FreeCommander

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    Karel Vos [MVP - Windows Desktop Experience]
    Friday, November 13, 2009 10:32 PM
  • Hi,

     

    If you open a folder, there will be some gray italic words in saying “Seach ###<Folder Name>” in the search bar on the right of the Windows Explorer.

     

    In this bar, if you type your keyword in this bar, the results returned are just from this folder, not the whole computer.


    Nicholas Li - MSFT
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 9:54 AM
  • doh.  Do I feel stupid.

    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 4:14 PM
  • Additionally:

    You can restore the "Search..." context menu using a registry edit.
    Search... context menu option removed in Windows 7 and Vista Service Pack 1

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Desktop Experience]
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Monday, November 23, 2009 3:43 AM
    Wednesday, November 18, 2009 4:55 AM
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  • Thankyou Ramesh!  That is very useful.

    WD
    Wednesday, November 18, 2009 4:28 PM