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searching sas programs

I'm running on XP with a client server install of EG.

I have a ton of programs i've written in the past that are currently stored on flash drives. When I use windows to search for a block of code using say a particular proc windows only searchs the log files and not any of the sas programs.

Is there a way to get xp to read the sas programs?
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Re: searching sas programs

It is a "stoopid" feature of XP in that it doesn't recognize .SAS extensions as text for searching. You can update the registry, analogous to this,
http://classicasp.aspfaq.com/general/why-won-t-windows-search-asp-files.html
. You could also use another search tool (I like grep because it shows you the context as it goes).
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Re: searching sas programs

You can also choose the Windows Search Companion, especially necessary if a particular folder/directory location is not being indexed by Windows XP (it mentions so when you visit SEARCH).

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