Quote: Originally Posted by batukhan
Quote: Originally Posted by Neutron16
Drive has nothing to do with it.
Windows Explorer Search in Windows 7 is different from one in XP.
To search for that file you would have to type:
*- any symbols
and file extension is mandatory
Thanks. The asterisk did really help, did NOT need to specify file extension, though: "*2755*" did the trick.
Yes, the asterisk is what it always was...a wildcard character, and you only need the leading asterisk. And you are correct in stating that the file extension is not needed.
Funny, i thought we live in a day and age, where regular expressions are optional, not mandatory.
In reality, in this age where we have more and more (and more) data, we need
these expressions to narrow the field and speed up searches. Speaking from the angle of one who 'dismissed' Win 7 search as pointlessly complicated, taking the time to educate yourself on the set up of search and the search syntax (filters, expression and use of) is rewarded by a very comprehensive and effective search engine.
You can also use Boolean expressions (and even in conjunction with filters
). Here are a few links to some helpful Search resources:
1st, a recent thread where a poster is asking how to find only
selected multiple file types: Is it possible to search for multiple file types in Windows 7?
And other helpful links: Windows Search - Configure and Use Mastering Windows Search using Advanced Query Syntax Become a Windows Search ninja with Advanced Query Syntax | Ed Bott's Windows Expertise
And it really isn't overly complicated as I at first thought. Intricate would be a better term. Win 7 search's greatest flaw is that it seems inaccesible to the masses, and indeed, for some, it is. Perhaps the next iteration will be a bit simpler.