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Windows 7 Search
Hi I am trying to search on my entire hard for a file but the windows search is not searching all the directories, how do i make it search the entire drive. It is even missing out my Temp directory. I have spent hours trying to work out how to search on just on filenames, this is a nightmare, there is no quick and easy help on how to use the search within windows 7 that I can find. I am using the following search command name:644, which i thought windows 7 to search the entire c harddrive for all filesnames containing 644 which it is not doing.
Can anyone Help??.
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|21 Jan 2013||#2|
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Hi Syngenta, welcome to the Seven Forums. Here's a comprehensive tutorial for Windows Search: Windows Search - Configure and Use
A few additional tips for you in following screenshots below. Click images to enlarge.
Search whole computer or just one drive:
Search a partial filename:
Search an exact filename:
Search partial filename but only a certain file type:
In this last example you can also tell Windows Search the file type by using its extension. This finds all PDF files with partial filename 644:
This will find a PNG image where the name contains string 644 leaving out all files where also string 555 appears in the filename:
name:644 NOT name:555 ext:png
This finds all documents where partial filename is 644 and where also string 555 appears in the name:
name:644 AND name:555 kind:document
This finds all BMP, JPG and PNG images with exact filename 644:
name:"644" ext:bmp OR ext:jpg OR ext:png
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