Search all files inside a folder for some text/string

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Sometimes we may have to find a particular text/string inside a folder & subfolder. Its a pretty time consuming job when you open all the files one by one with a text editor & find the particular string. Isn’t it ?

Obviously Yes, I faced this issue personally & after that I found a way to do it very easily in an extremely short period of time. I thought if I share this, It might save some time of others

However, Now I am going to show you a very easy way to search for a string in all files inside a folder within seconds!  Lets Follow the steps below…

  1.  We need a Lightweight software for this which is called Wingrep. This is Free to download, so just go & download the software. Click Here to Download Wingrep
  2. After Downloading, install Wingrep on your computer. Its pretty simple to install , just like other windows softwares you install.
  3. After you complete installing windows grep , lets proceed to next step. This is the starting point of searching a particular string in all files inside a folder.
  4. Put the string to search in  the text field & select specific expression type if you need/want.

    Put the string to search in the text field & select specific expression type if you need/want.

     

  5. Select Folders to search. Select Drive from Bottom Dropdown & Then folders from top dropdown

    Select Folders to search. Select Drive from Bottom Dropdown & Then folders from top dropdown

     

  6. After selecting a folder, don't forget to click on arrow in middle to add the folder.

    After selecting a folder, don’t forget to click on arrow in middle to add the folder.

     

  7. Add file extensions to search.

    Add file extensions to search.

     

  8. Click on Finish to Start Search

    Click on Finish to Start Search

  9. After You click Finish, Windows Grep Will start search & show results in a bigger window. You can click on File names to open & edit the files with editor.

This is all you have to do for searching some particular string in all files inside a folder.  Please share the post with your friends if you find it useful.

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Abdul AwalSearch all files inside a folder for some text/string

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