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Windows 7: New question about search


23 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home
 
 
New question about search

So I've read a couple of general complaints about search, but I have a very specific one.

With XP, you could search for (2).txt and you'd get all of the files which end in exactly that.

The new search doesn't seem to even acknowledge the parentheses. I get hits on any filenames that have a 2 and a txt in them somewhere. That's even after I turned off partial matches. Why is it not possible to do a literal filename search any more ?

Sometimes fuzzy is not what you want.

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24 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stealthaxe View Post
So I've read a couple of general complaints about search, but I have a very specific one.

With XP, you could search for (2).txt and you'd get all of the files which end in exactly that.

The new search doesn't seem to even acknowledge the parentheses. I get hits on any filenames that have a 2 and a txt in them somewhere. That's even after I turned off partial matches. Why is it not possible to do a literal filename search any more ?

Sometimes fuzzy is not what you want.

P

Try this:

filename:"*(2).*"

Which is shown in the following screenshot:
New question about search-image1.jpg

For additional information, have a look at a tutorial I wrote on our sister site, VistaForums: Advanced Searches.

The tutorial I mention is a consolidation of information from Microsoft Articles, Windows Search Advanced Query Syntax and Tips for finding Files.


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