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Windows 7: How to index/find files seperated by a period "."

06 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to index/find files seperated by a period "."

Hey guys,

I have another ravishing question for you. I have many (and I mean many) files where the words within the filename are separated not by spaces but rather by periods.

Example:
My.Summer.Vacation.mkv

This is because my family uploads movies and other content on sites like Rapidshare and Hotfile, in which the filename cannot contain spaces. Therefore people use periods to separate the words of a given file.

My question is the following, is there a way to index my hard drives using either Windows 7 search or even Google Desktop in order to return a search result for the word "vacation" in my above example. At the moment it does not return a result since the word vacation is not separated by spaces.

As per my usual etiquette, if anyone helps me figure this out, I will post images of how to do so in the replies section of this posts.

Thanks for any input,
Missionman

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06 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Everything Search picks it right up:

Everything Search Engine
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09 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks I will try it out for a couple days and update
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09 May 2010   #4

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

What happens if you search for *vacation*
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09 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
What happens if you search for *vacation*
Depends if it's a paid vacation or unpaid leave of absence.
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10 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
What happens if you search for *vacation*
Ah that worked perfectly!!! I don't see a reason to upload images of how to do this. Simple yet elegant! Just add an asterisk before the word. Thank you Ztruker!!!
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10 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
What happens if you search for *vacation*
Depends if it's a paid vacation or unpaid leave of absence.
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10 May 2010   #8

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

You're welcome. Glad I could help.
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10 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
What happens if you search for *vacation*
Depends if it's a paid vacation or unpaid leave of absence.
Thanks. I couldn't let such a good straight line pass.
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