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scubatony1

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Hi People

I have several documents scanned into my machine,just under 1gb's worth.

Here is my problem I am looking for a particular phrase (the phrase is "Brand Awareness") contained within the text of the document, the things is I can't remember if it is a Word or pdf. document.
I do remember when I saw that phrase I typed it into a word document ( just the two words ) now when I do a search all it throws up is this particular word document.

I can't even remember anything else in the document or even what the document was about, but I know realise that I should have saved this document in a special place.

I expect everybody to jump on me and shout what an idiot, yeah, yeah, OK I admit it.

What I am asking for does anybody know how I can extract this information from my HDD, before I go to B & Q and buy a BIG hammer ?


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If it's PDF then Google returns some possibilities: search for data in pdf files
 
The first hit is for this: Foxit PDF IFilter

 

It has a 30 day free trial.

 

For text/doc/docx files, Agent Ransack is a good choice.


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For text/doc/docx files, Agent Ransack is a good choice.

 

This software really is good it has found my document, it took over an hour to scan my 2tb HDD but it returned all the results.


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Glad to hear it, thanks for letting me know.


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