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batpark

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Using XP and the Search function:

1. I get the searched-for file name ok but without the extention (e.g. doc). Is there a way to have the search function show the complete file name, with the extension?
2. Is there a way, without leaving the search results screen, to <launch> (run) the found file? Will double clicking do so? (It does not seem to do so, for me).

Thank you.
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open up a windows explorer window (double click on my computer or press windows + e) click on tools, then folder options, then view, then uncheck hide extensions for known file types and press ok to close all of the windows. Note: with the file extensions shown, if you go to rename a file by clicking on it's name (or by right clicking and choosing rename) you MUST make sure not to remove or change the file extension of the file as this will cause the file to no longer work untill you fix the error.

double clicking from the search should open the file, if not, right click on it and choose "open containing folder" then you should be able to open the file
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