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Roberta W

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I have the opposite problem of many of your users. I have thousands of Word files and badly need to use the search function to find names and phrases. However, the version of Windows XP I have (I bought the computer used) has the index service disabled. I have followed instructions to turn it back on, but the problem is that when I look in "Services" I cannot find indexing listed. Could my system not have this function at all, or could it be listed under another name? I've tried a couple things listed on XP's Help menu and can't get anything to work.
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Before complicating things by trying to fix that problem, have you considered maybe using a third party program that can be even better then Windows's indexing service?

Try out the Everything Search Engine by voidtools. Download it HERE. It runs much faster than the indexing service does, and it doesn't run all the time so your computer will not be slowed down.
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I did download Search Everything and it works fine, thank you very much. Also, I am wanting to search for words and phrases that occur WITHIN files. This service does not provide this. I have another computer, a laptop that runs Vista, that does this very efficiently. So I guess I could convert my main, desktop computer to Vista to get this service, or---? Any way to do it within Windows XP?
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I use SuperFinder: http://www.softpedia...er-Finder.shtml
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I just ran a quick google search and came up with this: http://www.monkeyjob.com/FileMonk.html

It says HERE that it can do what you describe, but I've never used it so I don't know how well it does its job.
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I downloaded Super Finder and it works very well... Thank you very much!

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Cool :)
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