I wanted to do some grep type string searching, supporting unicode and recursive directories. I was thinking there might be a way with say Notepad++ and a regex regular expression, but thought it might be a bit cumbersome. Thought the python based 'pss' plugin might have capabilities as well. There should be some good options to explore.

Instead decided to get a fresh copy of Sysinternals Strings to test out syntax.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/strings

Reversers:
What output does this command give executed from the main strings file folder?

strings64.exe * | findstr /i "the" > the.txt