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Windows 7: how to configure a search

25 Nov 2011   #1
dgudgel

windows home premium 32bit
 
 
how to configure a search

When I do a search in additional places the search does not limit it's results to what I ask. For instance if I select extract*.mpg it comes back with other results not requested for.




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25 Nov 2011   #2
CreepinJesus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try using filename:extract*.mpg
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25 Nov 2011   #3
dgudgel

windows home premium 32bit
 
 
That is what I put in

that is what I used. extract*.mpg. I get all those other files. Most are mpg but each one a chapter in some file or program. That is why I am asking.
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25 Nov 2011   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Right, put the file name in the search string as CJ showed.
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25 Nov 2011   #5
dgudgel

windows home premium 32bit
 
 
search

That is what I searched for. "extract*.mpg" You all the other Mpg not of the same name but still an mpg file the extension does not show. Am I reading the wrong thing? looks like he said extract*mpg
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25 Nov 2011   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Oh, the file name is "extract". I think the search is reading the <*> as a wildcard. try it with out that.
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25 Nov 2011   #7
dgudgel

windows home premium 32bit
 
 
searching

Yes the asterisk is a wild card but the unwanted files are not even close. thanks
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26 Nov 2011   #8
CreepinJesus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dgudgel View Post
that is what I used. extract*.mpg. I get all those other files. Most are mpg but each one a chapter in some file or program. That is why I am asking.
In your screenshot you have just searched for "extract*.mpg" - I meant to search for "filename:extract*.mpg" (including the "filename:" part!).

I have no idea why the other files are turning up, but at least this way it's restricting the search to file names only and not any internal data, such as tags and descriptions.
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26 Nov 2011   #9
dgudgel

windows home premium 32bit
 
 
learn something new every day

We get too soon old and too late smart. I did not know how to restrict a search to a specific file. That will be valuable info to know. Thank you very much
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26 Nov 2011   #10
CreepinJesus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dgudgel View Post
We get too soon old and too late smart. I did not know how to restrict a search to a specific file. That will be valuable info to know. Thank you very much
No problem - unfortunately, Windows doesn't seem to tell us anywhere about the different search fields. There are a few lists on various websites, but nothing complete I don't think, so we're just left to guess
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