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Windows 7: How To Search For Files Using File name Only In Windows 7

08 Jun 2012   #31
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well after reading all this and trying some of the suggestion again as I did a long time ago, I just went back to using Search Everything.


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09 Jun 2012   #32
pcunite

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Well after reading all this and trying some of the suggestion again as I did a long time ago, I just went back to using Search Everything.
lol ... I love your passion for a product that won't search inside files! Ahh it's okay ... to each his own. All types of cars out on the road, my buddies all have their favs ... but have you tried FileSearchEX? You don't ever searching inside files?
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09 Jun 2012   #33
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcunite View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Well after reading all this and trying some of the suggestion again as I did a long time ago, I just went back to using Search Everything.
lol ... I love your passion for a product that won't search inside files! Ahh it's okay ... to each his own. All types of cars out on the road, my buddies all have their favs ... but have you tried FileSearchEX? You don't ever searching inside files?
File Locator Lite (Agent Ransack) has no problem searching within any file. You can easily use Boolean constructs if you are comfortable with them. You can filter by file size bands and date bands. So you could for example search for a pdf file larger than 1MB, created between dates A and B which contains "text string 1" OR "text string 2"

It also has a hand holding mode if desired.
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12 Aug 2014   #34
jocollins

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think the answer to the whole Windows 7 search function is to use the Wildcard function.

For example: when searching for part of the filename (which is how I, personally, ALWAYS seem to search for a file) such as the File "UN123-0145"...

Type in the search box: *0145

By adding the (wildcard) * (asterisk symbol), you will search for part of the filename that you are looking for.

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13 Aug 2014   #35
Chris Nicola

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion about using the asterisk * (wildcard). I never knew that. Following the previous suggestions on this thread I have also found the "Everything" programe very useful.

Kind Regards
Chris
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13 Aug 2014   #36
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Your welcome Chris.
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