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Windows 7: How to find a file with the exact name?

15 Nov 2010   #31
WindowsStar

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

Test this; this seems to work and is very simple:

filename:=a


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15 Nov 2010   #32
gilmoses

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Awesome indeed.
Funny though, when restricting the search to ONLY folders (i.e. filename:"a" kind:folder), I get many folders that INCLUDE the letter a, not only the one folder I'm looking for.

Probably if I look long enough through your search tutorial I'll figure that one out too.

Gil.
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15 Nov 2010   #33
gilmoses

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

WindowsStar wow! where did you get that from??
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15 Nov 2010   #34
WindowsStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gilmoses View Post
WindowsStar wow! where did you get that from??
Just trying to resolve the problem. Dzomlija used the NOT so I though that maybe you could put the EQL or = and it works. = for ONLY the a, nothing for everything containing a, and NOT to exclude the a. -WS
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15 Nov 2010   #35
Ravanx

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Test this; this seems to work and is very simple:

filename:=a
I was just wondering. What if you had a 1000 files named <something> =a <something> . <file extension>?

What would be the result? Will the computer search for "=a" or will it just search for "a" since it was =a not ==a?

Would this make the computer search for "=a"?
filename:==a
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15 Nov 2010   #36
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Test this; this seems to work and is very simple:

filename:=a
I was just wondering. What if you had a 1000 files named <something> =a <something> . <file extension>?

What would be the result? Will the computer search for "=a" or will it just search for "a" since it was =a not ==a?

Would this make the computer search for "=a"?
filename:==a
I'm just wondering if I should give up computing and take up fishing! Just a thought
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15 Nov 2010   #37
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Thank Kari but I would just like to know how its done, just curious really!
You can easily just remove the file extension from any existing file, just by renaming it. No tricks involved. Just be aware the file will be useless until you restore the extension.
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15 Nov 2010   #38
WindowsStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Test this; this seems to work and is very simple:

filename:=a
I was just wondering. What if you had a 1000 files named <something> =a <something> . <file extension>?

What would be the result? Will the computer search for "=a" or will it just search for "a" since it was =a not ==a?

Would this make the computer search for "=a"?
filename:==a
filename:="=a" works but filename:==a does not
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