How to Search a Word Inside Multiple Text Files

Sometimes looking for a string inside hundreds of files can be a frustrating and time-consuming task to do. Actually, there are plenty of approaches to do this task like using special PowerShell commands or using third party search programs such as GrepWin or Powergrep. Funny Fact is that many people do not know that this can be easily done using Notepad ++. I have always been a huge fan of this text editor, so I decided this time to write a mini tutorial showing how searching a word inside multiple text files can be done with few clicks using this nice tool. So let's get started :D !

How to Search a Word Inside Multiple Text Files
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Open Notepad ++ then navigate to search and click on search in files:

Type in the string that we want to find:

Choose the folder where the files are located and hit the button find all:

Notepad++ will return all hits sorted by file and line afterwards.