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Windows 7: Advanced (regular expresssion) searching in Explorer

24 Mar 2012   #1
KeithHoward

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Advanced (regular expresssion) searching in Explorer

Hello,

I use a 12 field file naming convention for all of my Explorer files.

Example
u_20120131_20120101_20120202_BarBP00_HowRK00_n_e_f_Statement_z.pdf

Field 2 above is 20120131, which is an expiration date.

I want to be able to search in Explorer for all files with field 2 having a date in a certain range (e.g. 20120131 through 20120228). This would be quite easy with a regular expression.

I don't think Explorer itself has this functionality, but does anyone know of a tool that will enable me to search for Explorer files using regular expressions?

Thanks.

Keith


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24 Mar 2012   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

FileLocator Lite has Regular expressions.

FileLocator Lite - Free File Searching Utility
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29 Mar 2012   #3
KeithHoward

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks David. FileLocator Lite looks like a really good product. I have installed it and am learning regular expressions in it now.

Cheers.

Keith
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29 Mar 2012   #4
DavidE

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You're welcome and glad you like it.
Hope it works out well for you!
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