Filter Files With Unknown Extensions For XP

Here. The fact that Windows XP Find in Files only searches files with known file extensions drives me crazy because it skips, among other things, .cs files. Every time I set up a new system, I have to re-figure out how to fix this. To facilitate that, I put together a .reg file that enable Find in Files to search all unknown file extensions as text files. Enjoy.

Comment Feed 12 comments on this post

Andrew Webb:

I've learned to always use Visual Studio for Find in Files, and never to use the OS.

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003, 12:43 AM

Diego Mijelshon:

Even better: use Total Commander ( search function... it's much faster.

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003, 8:34 AM

Travis Clayton:

I agree w/Diego, Alt+F7 for searching in TC is very powerul. Much better file manager than the windows shell. Total Commander rocks!

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003, 9:08 AM

Roy Osherove:

Hey! *I* was going to suggest Total Commander :(

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003, 12:35 PM

Mike Dimmick:

There's another alternative: turn on Classic Search (i.e. the search pane from Windows 2000).

Get TweakUI XP from, and install it. Run it from the Start Menu (users of older TweakUI versions: it's no longer in Control Panel).

Click Explorer in the left pane, then scroll to 'Use Classic Search in Explorer'.

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003, 6:05 AM


Even classic search will skip unknown file types and you need the fix provided here.

Thursday, Sep 11, 2003, 10:12 AM


Real men use Grep, especially for development/.NET/C# programming

Thursday, Sep 11, 2003, 10:48 PM

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Monday, Apr 28, 2008, 1:24 AM

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Monday, Apr 28, 2008, 1:26 AM

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Monday, Apr 28, 2008, 1:27 AM




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