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Windows 7: Locating locking files (i.e., files beginning with ~) in Explorer


24 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Locating locking files (i.e., files beginning with ~) in Explorer

Hello,

I periodically try to find and delete stranded locking files.

I have tried the following searches, and they all return incorrect results:
~
~*.*
~.*

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Keith

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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24 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Use the following in the search window.

system.filename: "~*.*"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks! That worked.
Also, I have been trying to find a comprehensive dictionary of advanced Explorer search syntax. Would you happen to know where I can find this?
All the best,
Keith
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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24 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I have not really found any comprehensive guide. I have just used Google and past experience.

This is a good tutorial.

Windows Search - Configure and Use
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That tutorial looks really good. I'll have a look. Thanks again for your quick responses!
Cheers,
Keith
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24 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

You're welcome.

Paul
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