Windows 7 and Searching Files Tip

Folder Options > Search Options TabA quick tip for searching for files in Windows 7.  This applies to campus computers or your Windows 7 computer at home.

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:

  1. Open Computer (Start > Computer).
  2. Click Tools > Folder Options (Atl-T).
  3. Select the Search tab.
  4. Select the second option for “Always search file names and contents (this might take several minutes)”.
  5. 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

If you have questions, please contact ITS User Services at

Internet Explorer 9 Rolled Out to Campus

Over the weekend, we installed Internet Explorer 9 on all campus computers running Windows 7.  We had been running version 8 for the past few years due to some Washburn web sites not supporting the newer version.  Those issues have been resolved and we were able to go to the current version.  The upgrade to version 9 required a reboot in order to complete the installation.

If your computer does not appear to be running the new version, please reboot your computer.  If rebooting does not resolve the old version from being displayed, please call ITS User Services at 785-670-3000 or send email to


Savin Toner Sales Scam

We’ve received reports of people receiving calls from a company that identifies itself as “Interstate” trying to convince people that they need to order new toner for Savin printers through them. This is a repeat of a very old scam, what’s interesting in this case the callers seem to know a great deal about the equipment we have in place and departmental billing contacts on campus. This information may make them more convincing. We do not know the source of this information but we don’t believe it comes from any Washburn systems or databases.

Purchasing is aware of these scams and should prevent any purchase orders from being processed. We have no need to purchase toner for the Savin copiers, that is included in our maintenance contract. If you are contacted, please get as much information as you can from the caller and e-mail that information to