If you are like me, I have a lot of files and sometimes need to find a file with a specific phrase in the document. By default, Windows 7 searches for your search phrase by the file names and not within the files. This can be changed by doing the following steps:
- Open Computer (Start > Computer).
- Click Tools > Folder Options (Atl-T).
- Select the Search tab.
- Select the second option for “Always search file names and contents (this might take several minutes)”.
- Click Apply and then OK.
After making this change, the Windows 7 search will search file names and within files for the item you are searching. I found that making this change has helped me to locate files much easier.
Running Windows 8 and want to make this change, directions can be found at http://www.quepublishing.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1963993&seqNum=18
If you have questions, please contact ITS User Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.