Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2010 12:11:10 -0400
Reply-To: Arthur Tabachneck <art297@NETSCAPE.NET>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Arthur Tabachneck <art297@NETSCAPE.NET>
Subject: Re: Analyzing Windows Search Screen Results
For anyone who might be interested, I am going to solve my immediate
problem by just piping a dir command, but have found an alternative if one
only needs the file names and paths and can install a microsoft addon.
The Windows95 powertools addon sendtox still works in XP. Microsoft no
longer appears to offer it for downloading, but Novell does:
With sendtox loaded if you right click after selecting all following
running a Windows Search Screen search, one of the options is to "send to
Clipboard as Name".
I haven't investigated whether that can be automated, possibly with some
VBA code, but I would be surprised if it couldn't be.
On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 18:42:06 -0400, Arthur Tabachneck
>Michelle (and everyone else who responded),
>I agree that using a pipe to act on whatever search capabilities one might
>have available appears to be the easiest way out. I was hoping that
>someone knew more about the Windows Search Screen than I do, as it is
>already there, includes a number of useful options, allows search
>specifics to be saved, and can search beyond directories (e.g., emails).
>However, so far, capturing the results of Windows Search Screens doesn't
>appear to be possible without installing some 3rd-party software. Of
>course, I don't believe that to be true, just that we don't know how to do
>On Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:36:57 -0500, Michelle Zunnurain
>>Skip the Windows search screen and do the search in SAS.
>>may get you where you want, then use functions to search the results.