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Q: Search not finding files

I recently needed to find some files (MS Word which contained a specific word). From Windows Explorer, I selected the root of the directory in which I thought the files resided, entered the word I wanted to find in the Search box, and 16 files were found.

I then repeated the search using a stand-alone search tool and it found several hundred files.

I looked at the search options and they ARE configured to search the directory in question and MS Word documents. (Since some files were found, it seems reasonable to assume that the search options are configured properly.) It also reported that my system was fully indexed.

Why does Windows Search fail to find files being sought?

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A: Search not finding files

Did you select both .doc and .docx files in your search?

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My file search is not finding files which I know are there, including files that I find and then try a search to see if windows eight can also find them. I have tried all the solutions' offered by googling 'windows 8 not finding file' such as the troubleshooter . One suggestion was to change the location of where to search to 'everywhere' but this option is greyed out.
Any ideas?

A:Search not finding files

Hello Trevor,

You might see if the items in the yellow Tip box at the top of the tutorial below may be able to help with your search results.

Search in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a program called BigJig, which has jigsaw files (.jg6) and my saved completed/part-done jigsaws (.sv8) files. When I had XP I always saved the .sv8 to the same folder the .jg6 was in.. Then Vista started dumping them somewhere else, despite the fact that I would tell BigJig to save to the folder I wanted them in. I finally found them.. I think they were in some user profile in application data or something. Should have moved them then, but I didn't. Well, now that I've upgraded to 7, they re back to sving where I want them, but I cannot find the ones Vista dumped in the wrong place anywhere.. search does not find any of the files, neither the .jg6 nor the .sv8, even though they are there, I can see them inBigJig, open them, mess with them etc. But some of them are in the wrong folders, and so, because I can't find them, I can't move them to where I want them to be.. if that makes sense. BigJig doesn't have a 'save as' option, so I can't save them to the right place and delete the wrong one.. I need to move them in windows explorer or my computer, but until i can find them I can't fix their locations. How can I find the actual location of these files?

A:Search isn't finding some existing files

Hello andiekat and welcome to the Forum.

Have you tried using a wild card in the Start search box? For example, type in *.jg6 or *.sv8 and see if you can locate them. Another possibility is to use the registry editor as a search tool.

Again in the start search box type in regedit then open the utility. You'll get a registry editor dialog box. Highlight "My Computer" in the left panel. Click Ctrl+F to open a "Find" dialog box. In the "Find What" box type in BigJig and then click the "Find Next" button. Regedit will start to search for all locations containing BigJig. When it finds a location it will stop searching. Look at the bottom of your screen in the status bar to see the path of the found file. Make note of it. Click the F3 key (top of keyboard) to resume the search. Keep track of any other locations.

Hopefully the regedit search will pinpoint where the files are saved. You could also search for .jg6 or .sv8 and see if you get different results. Only caution is to NOT delete anything while in regedit.

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Hi folks!

I've had at least two (that I can recall) instances recently where the Search for Files or Folders function seems as useless as the pictures on the Denny's menu.

Whilst tweaking sound on a game, I was supposed to copy the revalent .m3d file from one folder to another. Not knowing where the file was, I searched (from the Start bar) for "*.m3d", and no results were found...
Upon poking around in the games' folder, there I found about ten .m3d files, all missed by the search!

Same deal with an exe file I search for...search says no results found, but looking into the folders, I find it's there, smug in it's aparent invisibility! Search can find other exe's, but missed cfd.exe for some reason.

I've tried this by searching in C:
and My Computer.

I have the options enabled to show hidden and system files, could there be a similar option for Search that I haven't enabled?

Running WinXP Homely Ed on a Dell
w/SP1
 

A:Search function not finding files that ARE there (really!)

Some of these issues were supposed to be corrected in SP1, I wouldn't know personally since I haven't installed it or been overly bothered by the issue.

However there is some coverage and a possible patch for certain aspects of it discussed on this link. Just look under Search > Text

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_s.htm

See also...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q309173
 

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Hi All,

I recently began playing a new game and wanted to backup my saved game files, but I could not find them. I was able to learn that the file extension is .bkm. I opened search in Win 7, selected the C drive and searched for *.bkm. The search produced no results. In reading on some gaming forum sites to learn the directory location, I learned that the save files are in:
C\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\FLT\Steam\8870\Remote\SaveData.

I looked in Explorer and the files are in the listed folder. They do end in the extension .bkm.

Can anyone tell me why searching the C drive using *.bkm does not find any files?

Thanks for all help.

A:Search Function Not Finding Files

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Catfisher


Hi All,

I recently began playing a new game and wanted to backup my saved game files, but I could not find them. I was able to learn that the file extension is .bkm. I opened search in Win 7, selected the C drive and searched for *.bkm. The search produced no results. In reading on some gaming forum sites to learn the directory location, I learned that the save files are in:
C\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\FLT\Steam\8870\Remote\SaveData.

I looked in Explorer and the files are in the listed folder. They do end in the extension .bkm.

Can anyone tell me why searching the C drive using *.bkm does not find any files?

Thanks for all help.


Because that's all located within a hidden folder.

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Hi,
I know this has been asked loads but having searching the forums for ages cannot find the solution.
My serach in windows 7 64 bit home does work on the start button but...

If I create a file called simon.txt in say C:\new docs and hit windows key and 'F' why when I type the file name into the search does it not come up. surely searching is a basic function?

It worked fine on XP. I don't understand why it changed - speed I suppose.

I have tried reindexing and rebuild and all that but still is this not basic?

Please help - very frustrated!!

Thanks
Simon
 

A:Windows search not finding files

Try this program - fast and efficient.

http://www.voidtools.com/download.php
 

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One great feature in Windows XP was search command for finding file paths or locations for a desired file.  One of the bad features of Windows Vista and 7 is that the search feature works poorly compared how it worked in Windows XP.   One of the forum tabs is Downloads, and one of the items listed is Everything, the search engine for finding paths for files on ones computer.  Does installing this program make any major changes to the computer system?  Does it affect how a user would normally use the way of searching through the Start Menu's Run... field?  Any difficulties or disadvantages experienced when installing or using this Everything search engine on their computer?Edit: Topic moved from Windows Vista to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

A:Everything, the search engine for finding files on computer

I have been using Search Everything (http://www.voidtools.com/) for years and it is an outstanding utility. It makes no changes to anything, it's simply an 3rd party search tool that returns instantaneous results.

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I have .htm and .html files in a folder that is indexed (under Users folder). In Control Panel/Indexing Options/Advanced/File Types, I have the .htm and .html extensions, and they are set to index properties and file contents. I've tried unchecking them, rebuilding index, then checking and rebuilding index, but it doesn't find what I'm looking for in any of the file contents.

I also tried searching with the the prefix "content:" as was suggested in a different post on this site. That seems to work sometimes but not with every searchword.

FYI - I was also not finding searchwords in PDF files in the same folder, but found a solution on this site for that. I needed to download a fix from Adobe, then rebuild the index. Those searches work correctly now.

Any help would be appreciated. Even if you tell me that .htm or .html file content can't be search, I would be satisfied and move on from there. Thanks.

A:Search Index not finding content in HTML files

Try File Locator Lite (aka Agent Ransack).
FileLocator Lite - Free File Searching Utility

It's free, easy to use, works well, etc. ...

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When I use "Search programs and files" I assumed it would behave the same way or better than XP: find every file name that matches what I type. But it only seems to look for or find a limited collection of files. For instance, I search for several non-program files that I am certain are on the computer but no results are shown displaying the message "no items match your search."

Am I misunderstanding something here?

In case it may matter, my UAC is set to the default second notch from the top. I'm not entirely sure if files are being indexed.


Thanks as always!

A:"Search programs and files" not finding what I expected

Hi, go to start, search and type:- control folders, press enter. Select "View" and put a check in "show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "hide protected system operating files (recommended)"

Under search you can use the advanced options to do this as well.

Do not forget to undo these changes after you have done your search.

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Sorry, I just realized this was posted in the wrong forum, so I moved it.

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Here's a weird one:

As recommended by someone in the security forum, I got CWShredder last week, storing it in this location on my second hard drive:

D:\Downloads Program Installs \ CWShredder \ CWShredder.exe

My Windows 2000 search facility (Start --> Search --> For Files or Folders) finds it if I search either of the two folder names above it, but if I search the entire D: drive, it does not!

I'm asking because I'm about to try to help a clueless friend figure out over the phone where we stored CWShredder on *his* computer, and I need to have confidence that it will show up in a search.

I've been using this search for years to find stuff and never had a problem like this before (that I know of). What would make the search ignore this file?

Thanks,
Ted
 

A:W2K search not finding what it should ?!?!?!?!?!

check that the indexing service is turn on right click on my computer click on manage services and applications indexing indexing service set it to auto
 

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Hi,
when I try to find Windows Update via Windows Search (or via search inside Settings window), no such option is found. It's similar with some other settings.

It worked fine, but now it does not. I've tried rebuilding search index, but with no luck.

Any ideas how to fix it? Thanks.

A:Search not finding Windows Update

Hi, basics, can you navigate to it successfully? Settings, Update & Security, Windows Update

The search in Settings depends on Users (under C: ) being included in Indexed Locations.
Check (Windows key + X, Control Panel, Indexing Options....)

Hope that helps.

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Can I use the search engine on w7 to find multiple extensions? IE .tif and .jpg. I have a lot of photos on my drives, and I am trying to see what I have. I can find one type then I have to do a search for the other. It is a pain to go back and forth. Or is there an other program I can use.

Kas

A:finding multiple extentions on search

I use and like File Locator Lite (aka Agent Ransack) because it is easy to use, doesn't require indexing, it's free, doesn't replace Win 7 search...
Others here may prefer W7 search and help you learn to use W7 search.
FileLocator Lite - Free File Searching Utility
File Locator Lite does what you are asking for - easily searching for multiple extensions...

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Hello, I need help troubleshooting the search function in an XP window. Whenever I try to search for numbers only within a file (e.g. 106121) of hundreds of Excel spreadsheets it does not return any search results, however when I search for names or a mixture of numbers and letters it works. I haven't been able to find a way on my own to solve the problem and it has become very frustrating since it causes me a lot more work. If anybody could help it would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Anyone else having trouble with this, I've tried re-indexing, some of the XLS sheets are found, but not many, so I know the directories are included. Pretty sure it was all good on v8. I've switched the Bing search off, and if I let it search everywhere after a bit it gives up and says it's taking too long. It finds files based on the file name and seems to be fairly successful searching PDFs but XLS no good. I'm running Office 2003 so whether it's forgotten how to read old app stuff I don't know

Cheers

A:Windows search 8.1 not finding XLS content

Check under the indexing options (control panel) and then advanced settings that the xls file type has not been unchecked under file types
Also if I'm not mistaken, the indexing by default does not index the entire C:\ or whatever so you may need to specify more areas if you do not leave your documents in one place

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Hi,
when I try to find Windows Update via Windows Search (or via search inside Settings window), no such option is found. It's similar with some other settings.

It worked fine, but now it does not. I've tried rebuilding search index, but with no luck.

Any ideas how to fix it? Thanks.

A:Search not finding Windows Update

Hi, basics, can you navigate to it successfully? Settings, Update & Security, Windows Update

The search in Settings depends on Users (under C: ) being included in Indexed Locations.
Check (Windows key + X, Control Panel, Indexing Options....)

Hope that helps.

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Hi,
Win8 Explorer is not finding files that are existent !

Since i also use symlinks, i made sure first, that i'm serching from the original path.

What do i need to do ?



Regards,
Frank

A:Search not finding existing stuff

It's difficult to tell from the screen shot. But if the total path length of the file exceeds 260 characters, Explorer cannot deal with it.

This utility searches for too long paths:
TLPD - Browse /v1.2 at SourceForge.net

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I have windows vista and I need help finding FLV files and flash files on the computer .

Yes I checked C:\Users\mike\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files
I cannot fined any FLV files and flash files .Where else can I look for it ? Any where it saves it in temep folder ? Now I'm trying play it with out a bandwith overload but cannot find the FLV files and flash files .
I'm over the the bandwith .
 

A:Need help finding FLV files and flash files on the computer

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Ok.
 
I have two files Avast can not scan. 
 
C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\SafeOS\SafeOS.Mount\Windows\servicing\Sessions\11312_596062500.back.xml
 
error: the file cannot be accessed by the system (1920)
 
C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\SafeOS\SafeOS.Mount\Windows\servicing\Sessions\11252_596032657.back.xml
 
error: the file cannot be accessed by the system (1920)
 
They look like they might be something to do with Windows 10?
 
I might have  typo in the warnings - i had to type these in as i cant see how you grab a report from avast.
 
Any ideas?

A:Avast on Win 7 finding two files it can not scan. Win 10 files?

Correct windows 10 is downloading in the background and there are two folders BT and WS they are, I believe, password prot4ected files until they are installed

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Hi guys - first time poster

I've been wondering if there is a program/app/anything that will constantly monitor websites in the UK for key phrases or specific words (for example 'sample sale now on' 'sample sale now open') and then send them to me or save them for me so i can check them on a daily basis?

I'm no tech genius as you can probably tell, but using search engines isn't always that fruitful if you're looking for specific results from small companies but don't necessarily know who those companies are, as is the case with me. Using the sample sale example above: I know what a sample sale is, and I know they happen from time to time and only last for a few days, but I don't know who holds them or how to find them without just getting lucky and stumbling across them. I'm trying to find a way to get this sort of unique info more easily.

Thanks in advance to anyone that can help!
 

A:Finding opportunities online via search engines

Hi, and welcome to TSG.

A Google search for inurl:uk "sample sale" came up with the following web site as the first pick:

http://www.samplesaleguide.co.uk/

Looks like you can just visit the site to get your results.
 

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Hi there,
 
Windows Professional 8.1 - When I search for a particular file on my mapped drive (existing on our Windows Server), sometimes windows explorer will find it and sometimes it won't.
 
SCENARIO A:
For example, if I go into ABE Construction I copy the name of a pdf file there "cat.pdf", I return back to "Work Purchase Orders" and I paste that name EXACTY into the search box - - - windows explorer finds it.
 
SCENARIO B:
I do the exactly the same thing again, say for ABG Industrial, and all of a sudden I get a "no items match your search".
 
Could anyone please explain this inconsistent behaviour and how I could possibly fix it?
 

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Thanks,
Michelle

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Hi

My current set up is to have Windows 7 Home Preimium installed on my 240gb SSD and pictures/videos/music stored on a larger standard drive. I used the location change tab on the relevant folders, to relocate My Documents/My Music etc to my standard drive. Everything operates great but I have noticed something odd. Even though I have all the folders on my standard drive (E set to index still (I switched off any indexing on my SSD as some people advise), its hit and miss if anything appears within search program and files for anything in these folders.

From much experimentation, I have discovered the following:

1. If you have My Documents etc on your main system drive, (providing its set to index) you can find anything in these folders using Search programs and files, anything in My Documents will appear categorized as Documents in Search etc.

2. If you use the location change tab to move My Documents etc to another drive, the search programs and files will no longer categorize anything stored in My Documents as Documents and will only show a few random items as 'Files'.

The issue seems tied in with the location change feature from what I can tell.

I have also come across other weird things with this feature, unless you remove My Documents etc from a library first before using the location change feature, the folder will be moved, but sometimes an empty folder will get left behind with the same name (but without the usual My Documents etc icon).

The whole indexing... Read more

A:Problems with windows search box finding indexed items

Yep, I just posted about the same thing. I moved my documents librarys off of SSD to HDD and I cant get boo for search results eventhough its "indexed"

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I have recently have to change my Old PST file into new because old one was out space so I convert the 2000 pst file into 2007 pst by just importing into outlook 2007 now problem is the desktop search not hitting the pst file at all ... please help

Thanks
[email protected]
 

A:Outlook 2007 - Instant Search not finding items in pst file

Have you checked if the PST files is listed in the files that the Indexing Service indexes ?

Right click on the indexing icon in the system tray , open the options and chk if the file is enabled. If not enable the file .PST.

You can also access these options from the Control Panel.
 

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I know that many others must have asked this over many years but can't see an easy way to find what I need.
Later this week I will have a brand new Dell 7000 with a 256GB SSD to tailor - in particular how to ensure I can use as much as possible of the SSD in a structured manner so the backups to a v.large external USB device can be well managed - ideally using (MR) Macrium Reflect (purchased but Home Ed.).
From initial research it appears that the partition structure on arrival will be the usual EFI "stuff" (2p?) followed by Windows and then at least one 'Factory Reset' partition.
My instincts are to try to boot from a UEFI MR USB stick and backup all of the SSD before I run the MS intro' script / prompts / set-up. Is that worth it?
Either way I will get to the point where I *do* have a MR image backup of the whole SSD inc. the Recovery partition(s). I then plan to delete the Recovery partition(s) as they will only be useful in the case a disk crash and the external backup is therefore the only place they ARE useful.
I then plan to shrink the C drive to 80-100GB and create a D drive for my (user) Data which has v.different backup requirements to the C drive. I *may* also the block-size 16 or even 32kB as v.few files are smaller than even 8kB.
I haven't used Dell equipment for 20+ years so I am *hoping* nothing above is a surprise or difficult but I would seriously appreciate any feedback from real users...
Many thanks in advance for any input and... Read more

A:Finding advice for new Dell 7000 owner - search? index/categories?

I'm also over on the Macrium Reflect forums, fyi, so I'm quite familiar with that product as well.There's no real benefit to capturing an image of the system before you go through out-of-box setup.  After all, you're going to keep capturing images going forward anyway.
A standard UEFI disk layout will include the following partitions, not necessarily in this order, but all of which you MUST keep:
- EFI partition, usually ~100MB
- MSR partition, usually ~16MB
- Recovery partition, usually ~500MB (newer Win10 releases continue to increase the size requirement) -- this is required for things like BitLocker, Automatic System Repair, etc. You do not want to kill this even if you're using Reflect, and in fact even if your system works without it, Windows will add it back anyway when you update to newer Win10 builds.
- OS partition
In addition, you MAY have a separate "Dell Image Recovery" partition, which you can absolutely delete, and if that's the last partition on disk, you don't need to capture an image of your system first; just delete it right where it is, shrink the C drive if needed, and then create your Data partition.  The other possibility is that the aforementioned Recovery partition will be several GB because Dell added their own tools and factory image to Microsoft's standard Recovery partition.  In that case, you can jump into your Macrium Reflect Rescue Media environment to manually delete any files other than... Read more

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Hi

I keep a couple of .txt files on my desktop, so I can easily refer to them.

Today I lost them. They are not in the recycle bin though, it has not been emptied since July, so, where can these files be please?

I have done a search for them, and they just seemed to have vanished without trace.

Please could someone help me locate them?

Thanks
 

A:Help pls, in finding some .txt files.

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hi can anyone help please i had to reformat my pc as it crash while doin a system recovery. ive lost all my mp3s data files. pictures how can i find them all again there in a differnt partition

thanks dave
 

A:help finding files please

Did you do a Full install?
When you say on a different partition was it still on the same Hard drive?
 

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Is there any reason when I do a search for files on my PC, as in START/FIND/FILES or FOLDERS that it doesn't find the files that I have saved within Outlook Express?

For instance, I know SOMEWHERE in my OE I have an email with an attached jpg. in it named PhillyJimmy in it.... but when I do a search of my hard drive (C) it will not find the file. Shouldn't find files or folders find that file name if it's exact?

Thanks

DAVID

DELL PIII 450MHz
Win98se
 

A:Finding files within OE...???

Hey BigDave

Yes, there is. OE is a database program - your emails are not files, they are information stored within the index files (.DBX). The only way to use search to find something there is to specify what text you are looking for in search. And for files, you would enter *.dbx.

However, if you know it is in a folder in OE, you can use the "search" included in OE.
Click Edit->Find Message In This Folder. If it stops at a possible email and it is not the one, pressing F3 will make it continue the search until it has gone through a folder.
 

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Can someone please tell me if a history and temp internet file exist in win2k and if so where can they be found???? Thanks.

Ryan
 

A:help finding files

to find the temp internet file location go to tools menu, internet options. middle section titled temp internet files, select the settings button, it will display the location of the storage location
That is also where the cookies are stored I beleive
 

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I'd appreciate a little help with a problem I'm having in finding files. I suspect it might have to do with Libraries which I don't fully understand.

If I go to C:\music I can see any number of music files located there. But when using another program and their option to "browse", when I go to the same folder I see none of the music files. Kinda like a magic act!

Could anyone point me in the right directions?

Thanks. Jim

A:Finding files

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Lykele


I'd appreciate a little help with a problem I'm having in finding files. I suspect it might have to do with Libraries which I don't fully understand.

If I go to C:\music I can see any number of music files located there. But when using another program and their option to "browse", when I go to the same folder I see none of the music files. Kinda like a magic act!

Could anyone point me in the right directions?

Thanks. Jim


If you click "Start", "Computer", there is a "Search" window in the right corner. You can put the file name (Blue.mp3) or if you don't know the file name, put *.mp3

It will bring them up.

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I posted about missing files after malware cleanup seperately because i don't want to combine the two. I have a question about how to get rid of files i see in my Secunia psi program but never see them listed in windows uninstaller, Revo uninstaller or even Iobit uninstaller .

Thank you very much, the help is truly appreciated.

A:finding files

Hello -Since you have no record of Malware Cleanup at this forum, could you please tell or link us to that particular item -I think that one minor problem may be related to the IObit programs installed on your system.It is unfortunate that this program / company has a habit of confusing some of your files, and makes them hard to find.The first / best option is to remove IObit from your computer. Next uninstall Secunia PSI Version 3 if that is what you use.Then you can install Secunia PSI Version 2, and not use the latest Version 3, that is a bit more complicated.You may find the earlier version of Secunia is much easier to manage, and easier to handle for many people (me included).Thank You - EDITED to add Secunia 2 Link -

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this is a bit of an embarrassing question but please bear in mind that I am a novice at this. I understand about FTP but how do you actually find FTP files in the first place? Is there a search engine in the same way as for normal website pages? Or do you just look for the FTP option when you are downloading files?

Thanks for your help.

Jamie

A:finding FTP files

FTP is File Transfer Protocol. As such, it is a definition for a mechanism to transfer files over a network.

So, there aren't any "FTP Files" since you could theoretically FTP any file.

I believe you're referring to "FTP Sites". Usually, FTP sites are maintained by businesses or individuals who would like to allow people to transfer files to or from them quickly - using FTP. Usually these sites are technical or scholarly in nature - like a computer company having update files on it's FTP site. There will usually be a link on a companies home page. Or a user might have an FTP server with MPEG or MP3 files on it available for download.

As stated, you usually have to be told of the existence of an FTP site or server. You could just "gues" however, this is the hard way.

FTP is "quicker" than using HTTP although file transfer is possible with both.

Modern browsers are capable of changing from HTTP to FTP pretty seamlessly to the user.

Older users (like me ;) or "power users") sometimes prefer the command line FTP which can give a little more control over the intracacies of the protocol. Some programmers have built this into GUI FTP programs such as WS-FTP.

Hope this helps.

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I am trying to find my index.dat files but I am having trouble. I am wondering if I can get a step by step list for finding them on windows vista? Also, must I be connected to the internet?
 

A:Help finding index.dat files

Windows Vista has a built in search function that you can use to find files and folders you are looking for.
 

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Hello everyone,
my computer was attacked by vx2 malware, i tried everything to remove it but nothing worked, i was forced to reboot my computer twice. now i have lost all my work. i was wondering if i could retrive some files from my first installation.

thank you for your help
 

A:need help finding lost files

Did you do a clean install of the os? If so, there MAY be a chance using data recovery software. Some are free and some are not.

If you did not clean install the os, can you see your files / work?

Have you done a search for the files you want?
 

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I am getting assistance from Malwarebytes helpdesk for an apparent hijacking trojan that I have. I installed ComboFix aper the techs instructions. He has now asked me to look for a combofix text file at c:\combofix.txt. I probably could find it when I was using Windows XP, but for the life of me I can't find it using the Vista operating system. Where do I look? I need a tutorial on finding all my C:\ files. This should be easy but Vista seems to be hiding them on me.HELP!

A:Tutorial Finding My Files

hi,,, click on vista start menu orb>click computer>click on C: drive>click on program files>click on combo fix program file and look for the file they said,,,,,
also with vista if you index the C: drive then just type "combofix.txt" into the search box in start menu and it will come up instantly
good luck.

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This seems like the sort of thing which be so simple...

I have connected a friend's iPhone to my PC, so that I can copy some photos taken between particular dates (03-Feb-19 to 20-Feb-19). But there are many photos there, taken on many dates and spread across a large number of sub-folders of the DCIM folder. Plus the file creation dates are not always easy to organise. Putting that column in date order in Windows Explorer doesn't always put the dates in date order...

Is there a file finder which can find those files reliably?

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Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU J3060 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 76 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3941 Mb
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Hard Drives: C: 149 GB (80 GB Free); D: 780 GB (651 GB Free);
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A:Finding files by date

You should be able to view each subfolder by date.

what happens when you select a subfolder?
 

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I have been trying to monitor my 13 year olds computer and he is wayyyy more techy than I am. I think he was on to me because today when I went in I clicked on folder, tools, options (maybe not in that order) but when I went to click on (I think ) options ;....there was a little icon on the left and when I clicked on it it would not open? What could he have done to it ? And how can I unlock it? I would be so grateful for any help?

Also, his MSN instant messenger has disappeared? it shows he has one unread message but his inbox is empty....where could it have gone ...is it hidden too? How do I find it/

A:finding hidden files

I'm an adult but am not a fan of helping people spy on other people, regardless of their relationship. I strongly suggest you ask your son if he is hiding something and to give you access to the files

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I hope this is the right place for this post!
I am running Vista Home Premium 32 bit. I started having some issues that I couldn't find solutions for, so I decide to do a complete system reset. I used Windows Easy Transfer to save user account files to a CD. Reset the system, loaded the backup CD and ran WET. I followed the directions and was told that the transfer was complete. However, I can't find the files! The only personal data info on the system is the stuff added since the reset.
Any ideas about how to resolve this?

Thanks

A:Problem finding WET files

Originally Posted by cruzsgal


I hope this is the right place for this post!
I am running Vista Home Premium 32 bit. I started having some issues that I couldn't find solutions for, so I decide to do a complete system reset. I used Windows Easy Transfer to save user account files to a CD. Reset the system, loaded the backup CD and ran WET. I followed the directions and was told that the transfer was complete. However, I can't find the files! The only personal data info on the system is the stuff added since the reset.
Any ideas about how to resolve this?

Thanks



Can anyone help me?

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I recently added a new hard drive as my C drive as the old SCSI drive was totally full and left the original drive in the machine now ID'd as "D" Drive. I am now manually adding back my apps and cannot find any of the previous music/Ebooks/ ect files. Can anyone offer a suggestion as to how I can relink all the previous files to the new install of Itunes?
 

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*I'm not computer saavvy so please forgive me if I have a hard time describing my problem*

Hey everyone, recently my computer crashed (HP with Windows XP) and I had to reboot my computer, luckily my computer retained most of my files (everything in My Documents, and the HP PAVILLION (C:) etc etc). However, I had a substantial amount of files (mostly media, music) stored in a file on my desktop and as I had worried/expected the file was gone and all of its contents. Now heres where it gets tricky.

My hard drive right now is missing about ~60 gigs which roughly corresponds to the missing data! It says I have about 18 gigs of space left when I should have closer to 80.

I tried running a search for the missing files but the Windows search only goes through the standard folders like My documents etc. It's as if the files are there but there is no file path and they are just floating around in my hard drive somewhere inaccessible.

Is there anyway I can get these files back (without paying $70 for some lame file recovery program) or at the very least get my HD space bacK?

Any help appreciated. Thank you

A:Need Help Finding Some Lost Files!

You could try Recuva.

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Not sure if this is the right forum...

I have alot of extraneous files hidden deep inside folder after folder, I want to be able to find all files that are NOT .wav, .mp3, .aif, .aiff, .rx2 and move them into a new seperate folder, leaving only those files type in the folders. Afterwards I would like to delete all empty folders.

Any suggestions?

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I recently got an SSD and followed this guide to set it up properly
How to: Setup SSD boot drive with secondary Hard disc optimization

My problem is that once I finished it and everything was quick, I was too stupid to not back up at all and I cut/paste the contents of the user folder's video, music and pictures into the windows libraries. Now I cannot log back into the account, and with my other accounts, I cannot find any of the files. Any one knows where they went or if they still exist?

A:Need help finding location of files

You cannot move anything into libraries - only into folders. Libraries are only an index of folders. But if you move something to a library, it ends up in the default folder of that library. Look into the libraries Properties and see what the default folders are.

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Hey all. Just wondering if there was a very easy and simple way to find the number of files and directories that are listed within a hard drive for Windows XP. Thanks in advance for any insight.
 

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No problem but was wondering if there is a program that can tell you what a .dll file is associated with. Seem to remember hearing about one but can not recall what it was.
I have a .dll that XoftSpySE found but I am not sure if I need it or not.
 

A:finding what the different .dll files are asscoiated with

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Hi I was kind of hoping I could get some help with this.
Earlier today my computer started acting weird and sent me into a 'temporary user account' whenever I tried to go into my usual account(admin). I got a message saying that it would go away if I logged off but it wouldn't work. And once I had done that a few times the message stopped appearing and it stayed like that.

But my biggest issue is to find the personal files(movies/pictures etc.) from that account, since my hard drive still is almost full they gotta be somewhere. But I can't find them anywhere no matter how I search.

I would really appreciate some help with this, and I would be more than happy to provide more information if I'm told what to information to give.
Thanks.
 

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Sometimes a file gets downloaded from the internet (willingly or not) but then I cannot find it. Is there a way to search to find the most recently created new files?

A:Finding downloaded files

Aren`t they going to your downloads folder, set it up so all your downloads will go there, it`s the default location in Windows 7, unless you`ve changed it.

In Chrome it`s in Settings/Advanced Settings/Downloads

Set it to download files to the downloads folder. You can always move them someplace else later.

Internet Explorer - Change Default Download Location

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Have just returned my computer to factory condition, and although I am very pleased with the result, I am having difficulty in finding and recovering Office data from my Ex. HD. The problem is that I really dont know how to open these files or which files to even open. Below is a section of files from 'HomePC' uploaded from the hard drive. Can someone help please?

A:External HD-Finding Files

Right-click - Extract each folder.

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I use Optima mail, I have down loaded a few things.  The applet does not show or give a location option, doing a search by file name indicates they are located in "files".  I have spent an hour trying to find "files" any help very much appreciated.  I hate 7 and 8 seems even worse!
 
Moderator Edit: Moved from Windows 7 to a more appropriate forum
Roger

A:Finding down loaded files

They may be located at Everdesk's root folder.
 
This is the top level folder in EverDesk. By default it is set to your My Documents folder. You can choose a root folder when starting up EverDesk for the first time, or via this settings menu.

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