Windows XP - Windows Explorer search within files hyperlink text RRS feed

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  • Navigating the MS website is proving rather difficult to find where I should post my question.  Please move to the correct location. (thank you)

    I have a directory with 400 documents (Word, PDF, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) that I want to search for "A word or phase in the file" via Windows XP 'windows explorer. 

    Here is the issue...

    The text that I am looking for is within a hyperlink (i.e. looking for "docushare" in my files, but it is a link that looks like THIS); the search within a file does not see the contents of the link.

    My goal is to identify all the documents in a directory that have a link to Docushare (for example).

    Windows XP and Windows 7 have the same result. In Win7 in the search box, I typed content:"phrase in the file" (the word that I was looking for inside a link) and it could not find it.  It could find words in the file, but not the word in the hyperlink.

    Thanks in advance.


    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 1:45 AM