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Searching inside your own harddisk

1st published @ searchlores.org in October 2005
(This version 0.01 was updated in October 2005)

   Searching inside your own harddisks

Important basic searching lore

This is in fieri, and, at the moment, just a "placeholder"

Powerful searching tools

Agent Ransack

agentran.zip ~ 787735 bytes ~ Agent Ransack, by David Vest, is the freeware version of File Locator Pro
Agent Ransack is a tool for finding files and information on your hard drive fast and efficiently. When searching the contents of files Agent Ransack also displays the text found.
Users can then quickly browse the results without having to separately open each file.
The regular expression 'search' would match any string containing 'search'.
So if you wanted to find a file with the letters 'teoma' in it the regular expression would simply be 'teoma'.
To find a file that begins with 'Dear' or 'Yesterday' followed at some point by 'Document' or 'Documents' followed at some point by a number and has a '.txt' extension the expression would be: '^(Dear|Yesterday).*Documents?.*[0-9]+.*\.txt$'
You can test your regular expressions, before searching, through an ad hoc Test->Regular expression menu option
Use this useful program. NEVER use the "start/search" function in windows xp, which silently connects on port 80 to sa.windows.com ( in order to deliver to the ugly microsoft's minions your IP and what you are searching for on your own harddisk. Start/search - in Windows XP - is MALWARE eo ipso.

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