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Windows 7: Windows 7 search only works for arguments in front part of filename?

16 Jan 2011   #1
cazz

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Windows 7 search only works for arguments in front part of filename?

Hello,
it seems to me that Windows 7 search only works for arguments which occur in the front part of a long filename (less than 100 char's total without path).

Whenever I look for a string in the SAME filename that occurs at the end of the filename, Windows 7 search döesn't seem to find anything.

Does anybody know, what could cause this? Any solutions?

Thanks!

P.S. I have searched quite a bit for this topic without success, so please bear with me. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!


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16 Jan 2011   #2
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cazz View Post
Hello,
it seems to me that Windows 7 search only works for arguments which occur in the front part of a long filename (less than 100 char's total without path).

Whenever I look for a string in the SAME filename that occurs at the end of the filename, Windows 7 search döesn't seem to find anything.

Does anybody know, what could cause this? Any solutions?

Thanks!

P.S. I have searched quite a bit for this topic without success, so please bear with me. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!
With such long filenames, I'll go out on a limb here and assume that they contain spaces? If my guess is correct, then you need to enclose your search qury inside quotes ("").

For example, this is a long filename must be typed as "this is a long filename".

You can learn more about search by reading my tutorial Windows Search - Configure and Use
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16 Jan 2011   #3
thehappyman

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cazz View Post
Hello,
it seems to me that Windows 7 search only works for arguments which occur in the front part of a long filename (less than 100 char's total without path).

Whenever I look for a string in the SAME filename that occurs at the end of the filename, Windows 7 search döesn't seem to find anything.

Does anybody know, what could cause this? Any solutions?

Thanks!

P.S. I have searched quite a bit for this topic without success, so please bear with me. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!
Hi cazz - I have problems with Windows Search too - You might want to download the excellent free file locater - "Agent Ransack". If I'm looking for any file I'll use Ransack before using Windows Search.

Check it out at
Agent Ransack - Free File Searching Utility

Good Luck
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17 Jan 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Agent Ransack ( AKA File Locator )is pretty good, but the fastest file search machine is "Everything";

Everything Search Engine

If you want to search file contents a little more comfortably than with File Locator,

dngrep - Project Hosting on Google Code

Regards....Mike Connor
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17 Jan 2011   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I've been using Agent Ransack (better named to File Locator Lite or Pro) for 6 months now. It is my everyday search engine. It just works at all levels.

"Search Everything" I only use occasionally for certain Admin or maintenance functions. Very powerful and complements Agent Ransack but for me it isn't a substitute.
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