Find/Replace in Files not working

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Find/Replace in Files not working

Post by chrupek » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:32 pm


irrespectively of the options I choose, the search does not return any results and the number of scanned files is 0. Even if I choose Scope > All open files and search for a word that is included in the open file, no files are scanned and the search does not return any results.

What might be the solution for this?

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Re: Find/Replace in Files not working

Post by Costin » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:26 am


After taking a look at the screenshot you sent to our support email address, it seems you are using "dita" in the "Include files" filter.
Note that the "Include files" is a search filter, so it does not refer to the file type (extension), but to the file name. So you should use "*.dita" in case you need to search for results in any dita files, or "*" if you need to search all files.

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Re: Find/Replace in Files not working

Post by Anne » Mon May 11, 2020 12:26 pm


I've been using this option a lot, but recently started experiencing the same problem: no matter what I choose to find, get the "0 files scanned" result. My include files filter is set to "*.dita *.ditamap". I'm using Oxygen 22 build 2020021016.

Another problem that might or might not be related is with the Find Unreferenced Resources feature that yields nothing even though there are some unreferenced files. It worked previously, too, after I'd installed Oxygen 22.

Any clue?

Thanks IA,

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Re: Find/Replace in Files not working

Post by Radu » Tue May 12, 2020 3:43 pm

Hi Anne,

If you enumerate a list of extensions in the filters, it needs to be comma separated like:

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