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Anybody? "Elwood P. Dowd" <bad_zen> wrote in message news:c4ekq8$coj$1forums.macromedia.com... > After several years, I have created a vast number of Freehand files for > various projects. When I need to find old ones and edit them, it's getting > harder to locate them. With other file types, like Word files, the windows > search feature is able to search for text strings in the files. Not so with > FH11 files (I believe it used to work, with FH10 and older FH files). Is > there a search utility that is able to p the contents of text files and ...

  1. #1

    Default Re: FHMX Win: Can't Search Files

    Anybody?


    "Elwood P. Dowd" <bad_zen> wrote in message
    news:c4ekq8$coj$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > After several years, I have created a vast number of Freehand files for
    > various projects. When I need to find old ones and edit them, it's getting
    > harder to locate them. With other file types, like Word files, the windows
    > search feature is able to search for text strings in the files. Not so
    with
    > FH11 files (I believe it used to work, with FH10 and older FH files). Is
    > there a search utility that is able to p the contents of text files
    and
    > enable me to search my FH11 files?
    >
    > TIA!
    >
    >

    Elwood P. Dowd Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re: FHMX Win: Can't Search Files

    You may want to consider a better file management software like extensis'
    Portfolio. My impression is that the windows search function is not as good
    in XP as it was in 2000 and NT. Maybe I am just imagining it though.

    mg

    "Elwood P. Dowd" <bad_zen> wrote in message
    news:c4u78p$r0k$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > Anybody?
    >
    >
    > "Elwood P. Dowd" <bad_zen> wrote in message
    > news:c4ekq8$coj$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > > After several years, I have created a vast number of Freehand files for
    > > various projects. When I need to find old ones and edit them, it's
    getting
    > > harder to locate them. With other file types, like Word files, the
    windows
    > > search feature is able to search for text strings in the files. Not so
    > with
    > > FH11 files (I believe it used to work, with FH10 and older FH files). Is
    > > there a search utility that is able to p the contents of text files
    > and
    > > enable me to search my FH11 files?
    > >
    > > TIA!
    > >
    > >
    >
    >

    Martin Gamache Guest

  3. #3

    Default Re: FHMX Win: Can't Search Files

    Hey MG,

    Thanks. I'll look into it. I have tried several robust shareware solutions,
    ones designed to search both binary and hex files, without any luck. I'm
    starting to think that FH encodes text strings in its files in some weird &
    proprietary manner. If that's the case, I don't think I'll be able to find
    any tools that will work.

    Elwood P. Dowd




    "Martin Gamache" <alpinemappingguildearthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:e1ycc.11815$NL4.9809newsread3.news.atl.earth link.net...
    > You may want to consider a better file management software like extensis'
    > Portfolio. My impression is that the windows search function is not as
    good
    > in XP as it was in 2000 and NT. Maybe I am just imagining it though.
    >
    > mg
    >
    > "Elwood P. Dowd" <bad_zen> wrote in message
    > news:c4u78p$r0k$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > > Anybody?
    > >
    > >
    > > "Elwood P. Dowd" <bad_zen> wrote in message
    > > news:c4ekq8$coj$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > > > After several years, I have created a vast number of Freehand files
    for
    > > > various projects. When I need to find old ones and edit them, it's
    > getting
    > > > harder to locate them. With other file types, like Word files, the
    > windows
    > > > search feature is able to search for text strings in the files. Not so
    > > with
    > > > FH11 files (I believe it used to work, with FH10 and older FH files).
    Is
    > > > there a search utility that is able to p the contents of text
    files
    > > and
    > > > enable me to search my FH11 files?
    > > >
    > > > TIA!
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >

    Elwood P. Dowd Guest

  4. #4

    Default Re: FHMX Win: Can't Search Files

    I got all excited -- Portfolio does support Freehand files -- until I read
    the fine print: Mac only (not the product, just support for Freehand files).
    Bummer.


    "Martin Gamache" <alpinemappingguildearthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:e1ycc.11815$NL4.9809newsread3.news.atl.earth link.net...
    > You may want to consider a better file management software like extensis'
    > Portfolio. My impression is that the windows search function is not as
    good
    > in XP as it was in 2000 and NT. Maybe I am just imagining it though.
    >
    > mg
    >
    > "Elwood P. Dowd" <bad_zen> wrote in message
    > news:c4u78p$r0k$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > > Anybody?
    > >
    > >
    > > "Elwood P. Dowd" <bad_zen> wrote in message
    > > news:c4ekq8$coj$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > > > After several years, I have created a vast number of Freehand files
    for
    > > > various projects. When I need to find old ones and edit them, it's
    > getting
    > > > harder to locate them. With other file types, like Word files, the
    > windows
    > > > search feature is able to search for text strings in the files. Not so
    > > with
    > > > FH11 files (I believe it used to work, with FH10 and older FH files).
    Is
    > > > there a search utility that is able to p the contents of text
    files
    > > and
    > > > enable me to search my FH11 files?
    > > >
    > > > TIA!
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >

    Elwood P. Dowd Guest

  5. #5

    Default Re: FHMX Win: Can't Search Files

    In case anyone else would benefit from the solution...

    Effective File Search, when set to hex mode, was able to find text strings
    in FH files.

    [url]http://www.sowsoft.com/search.htm[/url]


    Elwood P. Dowd Guest

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