I really don't get this!
If a computer can do anything it should be able to find files.
Today I needed to find a file that I did for my niece a year ago.
I don't remember what I named it or where I saved it.
After trying a few things I decided to narrow it down by
just getting a list of the Indesign files so I could go through the list.
The extension for InDesign is .indd
Since I'm in the graphic design business I have a lot of them but the really old stuff is on my external drive so
looking through the ones from the last couple of years isn't too bad.
The problem is that when I run a search for
.indd or *.indd Windows search comes up and says "No Items Match Your Search".
How can that be, I'm looking at a
whole bunch of them on the same drive I am searching on right in front of me.
Why doesn't Microsoft fix this, I
was hoping that it would be better after Service Pack 1, they must know this is a problem?
To be truthful I do
think it is a little better, but that may just be my imagination.
In Windows XP I could type in something like
this and it would find every InDesign file on my computer.
I hope that in Windows 8 they will at least come up
with a search engine that really works.
Actually this is the biggest flaw in Windows 7 for me, I have found the
same thing when searching for .avi files etc.
It just seems that nothing is more basic to an operating system the
the search function.
You have to get that right!
OK, on the positive side, this prompted me to look for
I had another search engine installed before my recent re-install but I hadn't put it back in
I found this simple little search engine app that is so fast I can hardly believe it.
sure if it's the answer to everything but it found a list of all my .indd files in about 1 second. so I tried with .avi zap
there they are.
Next I tried .jpg, 18,680 files in one second.
There are some drawbacks from a
practical stand point, it does what it says it searches everything.
It always searches all 3 or my internal hard
drives, the only reason it stops there is because all 4 of my external drives are turned off.
As far as I can see
you can't tell it to search only one drive or folder.
But it you want to search you whole computer then this really works, I found my nieces file in a few seconds too, by typing
in things I thought would be in the title until it popped up.
Here's the link...