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Tech Help, searching Windows XP
« Topic Start: August 04, 2011, 02:49:07 AM »
Okay, fellow Lords and Ladies... and Sirionites.  ;)

How can Windows XP search multiple, certain folders at once?

For example, if you have a folder with 10 subfolders, is there a way to search for a file in subfolders 1, 3, 4, 7, and 10? Without having to do sperate searches in each folder.

Brief reason: my (newish) job has a ftp server and part of my responsibility is to go through the new uploads and get a certain file, open it, manually copy some of the information and then rename and resave that file on the physical hard drive.

Earlier in the week, over 3,000 new subfolders where uploaded to a folder containing at least 3,000 previous ones. I only want search to find the certain file from the "new" 3,000 folders without having the "old" files added into the results.

Could I go through each and every 3,000 folders for the one file, copy/paste? Yes, but I'm lazy and trying to look good. Any help would be appreciated! (Also, please keep in mind that this is my work computer/network I'm talking about. I can't just go download a new search tool without at least trying to make Windows work)

If anyone has any ideas, I'd be very grateful.