Work-a-round for Windows 2008 Search not finding File Names

Written by James McDonald

May 4, 2012

Profoundly confused by Windows search. After Windows XP|2003 it doesn’t seem to find anything even if you know the file is there.

Indexing doesn’t seem to find the files either. Selecting it to find system and hidden and still no joy.

So here is my work around for finding files:


dir /s /b | findstr "YOUR FILE NAME"

Example:


rem Change to the top level folder you want to search
cd /d D:\I5_Backup

rem find any file that has the characters as listed between quotes
dir /s /b | findstr "1081."

rem we have some winners
D:\I5_Backup\DATAC100_20111019\DATAC100\SESR\S0245570241401001081.TOT
D:\I5_Backup\DATC100_20110404\DATAC100\MSGF\M02455643310810000735.MS5
D:\I5_Backup\DATC100_20110404\DATAC100\MSGP\M02455643310810000735.PF5
D:\I5_Backup\DATC100_20110428\DATAC100\MSGF\M02455643310810000735.MS5
D:\I5_Backup\DATC100_20110428\DATAC100\MSGP\M02455643310810000735.PF5
D:\I5_Backup\DATC100_20110803\DATAC100\MSGF\M02455813234240001081.MS5
D:\I5_Backup\DATC100_20110803\DATAC100\MSGP\M02455813234240001081.PF5
D:\I5_Backup\DATC100_20110803\DATAC100\MSGQ\Q02455763504280001081.QST
D:\I5_Backup\DATC100_20110803\DATAC100\SESR\S0245570241401001081.ACK

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

You May Also Like…

PHPSECLIB3 Client Algorithms

Recently our EDI supplier notified that they were changing their SFTP encryption and data integrity algorithms I use...