Doug's Windows Tweaks And Tips - Enable/Disable Searching Files with unregistered extensions

XP_FileFilter.exe Enable/Disable Searching Files with unregistered extensions
Doug Knox - 05/01/03

This Visual Basic Utility will allow you to enable searching for "Files Containing Text", without having to modify the Registry entries for individual file extensions. 

To use: Download the XP_FileFilter.zip file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). Open the ZIP file you just downloaded and extract the contents to your hard disk.  Double click the EXE file that you extracted to run the utility. 

Some users report that this fix does not work with some type of files.  In that case, the original utility to manually add a filter to one or more specific files can be downloaded here.

This page last updated 06/03/2011 06:10
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