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Search utility does not work for media files.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Barry_M, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Barry_M

    Barry_M Flightless Bird

    I have all media files associated with Winamp. I used to be able to find
    files using the Windows XP Search utility, but now if I specify Winamp media
    file in the Type of file field, then zero results are returned. It will still
    work if I do not specify a type of file (leave it on All Files and Folders),
    but searches take considerably longer this way.
     
  2. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Barry_M" <BarryM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7766EB88-8396-44AA-9478-CEDBE3ADDCDC@microsoft.com...
    >I have all media files associated with Winamp. I used to be able to find
    > files using the Windows XP Search utility, but now if I specify Winamp
    > media
    > file in the Type of file field, then zero results are returned. It will
    > still
    > work if I do not specify a type of file (leave it on All Files and
    > Folders),
    > but searches take considerably longer this way.


    Thanks, that's good to know. I guess I won't try to search that way.
    --
    SC Tom
     
  3. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    Barry_M wrote:
    > I have all media files associated with Winamp. I used to be able to
    > find files using the Windows XP Search utility, but now if I specify
    > Winamp media file in the Type of file field, then zero results are
    > returned. It will still work if I do not specify a type of file
    > (leave it on All Files and Folders), but searches take considerably
    > longer this way.


    So don't use Windows Search. Use Agent Ransack instead (free, fast, and
    flexible).
     
  4. Barry_M

    Barry_M Flightless Bird

    "HeyBub" wrote:

    > Barry_M wrote:
    > > I have all media files associated with Winamp. I used to be able to
    > > find files using the Windows XP Search utility, but now if I specify
    > > Winamp media file in the Type of file field, then zero results are
    > > returned. It will still work if I do not specify a type of file
    > > (leave it on All Files and Folders), but searches take considerably
    > > longer this way.

    >
    > So don't use Windows Search. Use Agent Ransack instead (free, fast, and
    > flexible).
    >
    >

    Thanks; I have downloaded Ransack, but I would still like to fix Windows
    Search if that is possible.
     
  5. Barry_M

    Barry_M Flightless Bird

    "HeyBub" wrote:

    > Barry_M wrote:
    > > I have all media files associated with Winamp. I used to be able to
    > > find files using the Windows XP Search utility, but now if I specify
    > > Winamp media file in the Type of file field, then zero results are
    > > returned. It will still work if I do not specify a type of file
    > > (leave it on All Files and Folders), but searches take considerably
    > > longer this way.

    >
    > So don't use Windows Search. Use Agent Ransack instead (free, fast, and
    > flexible).
    >
    >
    > .
    >

    I've been looking at Agent Ransack, but cannot seem to find anywhere to
    specify which file type I wish to search for. No doubt it is faster than
    Windows Search, but if it does not enable me to search for a particular type
    of file, then it is probably not what I need.
     
  6. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Barry_M wrote:

    >
    > "HeyBub" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Barry_M wrote:
    >>
    >>>I have all media files associated with Winamp. I used to be able to
    >>>find files using the Windows XP Search utility, but now if I specify
    >>>Winamp media file in the Type of file field, then zero results are
    >>>returned. It will still work if I do not specify a type of file
    >>>(leave it on All Files and Folders), but searches take considerably
    >>>longer this way.

    >>
    >>So don't use Windows Search. Use Agent Ransack instead (free, fast, and
    >>flexible).
    >>
    >>
    >>.
    >>

    >
    > I've been looking at Agent Ransack, but cannot seem to find anywhere to
    > specify which file type I wish to search for. No doubt it is faster than
    > Windows Search, but if it does not enable me to search for a particular type
    > of file, then it is probably not what I need.


    See Help, Multiple file types.
     
  7. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 12 Aug 2010 01:07:03 -0700, Barry_M
    <BarryM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >
    >
    >"HeyBub" wrote:
    >
    >> Barry_M wrote:
    >> > I have all media files associated with Winamp. I used to be able to
    >> > find files using the Windows XP Search utility, but now if I specify
    >> > Winamp media file in the Type of file field, then zero results are
    >> > returned. It will still work if I do not specify a type of file
    >> > (leave it on All Files and Folders), but searches take considerably
    >> > longer this way.

    >>
    >> So don't use Windows Search. Use Agent Ransack instead (free, fast, and
    >> flexible).
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>

    >I've been looking at Agent Ransack, but cannot seem to find anywhere to
    >specify which file type I wish to search for. No doubt it is faster than
    >Windows Search, but if it does not enable me to search for a particular type
    >of file, then it is probably not what I need.


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