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Windows 7: A simple search by file name

27 Nov 2010   #11

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Searching by file name requires a little typing

In any search box enter
if you want to see all files where educate appears anywhere in the file name. Note there are NO spaces anywhere in the search line.

You can do more complicated searches using wildcard characters but a * at the beginning is the one I use most often.

If you do want to get fancier remember that:
? matches one arbitrary character.
* matches zero or more arbitrary characters.

Hope this helps.

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27 Nov 2010   #12

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

I am not a naive user but have given up on Windows Search.
I use free FileLocator Lite (previously Agent Ransack) exclusively. The pro version is used in the Corporate world. Try it, I doubt you'll dump it.

PS: It has & I run the 64 bit version.
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