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Windows 7: How do I find certain folders?

23 May 2009   #1

Windows 7
How do I find certain folders?

First off, I did a search,> 250 MB and files that were 2+ GB did not show up.


Anyway, if I want to find all zip files, how do I do this?
How about all RAR files?

What about all zip files that have the letters mn in it? Tried searching *mn* = zip, no dice.

Also, what is frustrating when I get a large return, says dozens of pages, when you scroll through the results, you have to stop and wait to see what is redrawn and this graphic card is stronger.

Anwya, need help doing this, thanks.

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23 May 2009   #2

Windows 7

I am trying to find all zip files containing the letters MT in the file name.

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23 May 2009   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Try starting your search with ?MT

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23 May 2009   #4

Windows 7077

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23 May 2009   #5

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 12eason View Post

tried those methods to no avail.

Example, I have for sure, a folder named "SX3" and if I do a search SX3 and search COMPUTER, it will not show up.

Equally, if I go to the D Drive and search for zip files, even naming one that I know is on the D drive, it will not show up. I have made sure that the hard drive was indexed too, it just isn't showing up. It gives me a blank page for a few seconds like its working, then just returns null, or nothing.

Any ideas as to what could be causing this false return?

It's making it really hard to find files that I haven't looked for, for a while.

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23 May 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Apple,

Double check in the Search settings to make sure that you have these two items checked to have them included in the search.

How do I find certain folders?-search_settings.jpg

Hope this helps,

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