To begin with, I'd like to point out that I'm very new to this.

Here's the simple thing I'd like to do :

The program I want to mess around with displays a msgbox with the string "Please run the launcher". I've already found the string address in the file but what I want to do is simply find where this string is used in the .text section. Basically find where this msgbox is displayed.

I tried to do a simple 'search text' but it doesn't appear to let me search for text in all functions.

How would you achieve what I want in IDA free ?

PS : Again, I'm sorry if this is a really obvious and dumb question. I looked for already existing answer but didn't seem to find anything. Which makes me think I'm missing something really obvious here.

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    In IDA you can press x when the string you are looking for is selected and you will get cross references to it.
    – bart1e
    Aug 4, 2019 at 11:18
  • Thank you very much
    – user29223
    Aug 4, 2019 at 11:38


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