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Windows 7: Question Search drives for multiple file extensions

09 Aug 2009   #1
Rob100

Win7RC x64
 
 
Question Search drives for multiple file extensions

I've made the move (fresh install on new HDD) from XP to Win7RC x64 (I never gave Vista a look) and I want to scan my old HDD partitions for *.xls;*.doc;*.dwg;*.jpg etc to make sure I haven't missed any old files which were not saved in the right place.

The two partitions are mounted as F:\ and G:\

In XP once you'd turned off the animated dog and chosen the advanced option, you could set "all of part of the filename" to "*.xls;*.doc;*.dwg;*.jpg" and "look in" to "f:\;g:\". It was a so easy

I can't seem to get Win7 to search for more than one file extension, let alone multiple drives as well. Is there an advanced search option which I've missed?

How can I do this? Help...


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10 Aug 2009   #2
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try this tutorial from the Vista forums: Advanced Searches

Other than that, you can open an Explorer window on the drive you want to search (or Computer if you want to search the entire computer), then use the following as your search criteria:

"*.txt" OR "*.doc"

Note that each extension type is enclosed in quotation marks ". The above criteria finds filenames with TXT or DOC in the filename, not only the extension. I modified it to this:

"*.doc;*.txt"

And the search returned only files with extensions of TXT or DOC
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06 Sep 2009   #3
satinder

windows 7 rc
 
 

I am having same issue and above solution is not working for me any other ideas
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06 Sep 2009   #4
satinder

windows 7 rc
 
 

I have found the answer try this:

You are looking for files that are either .exe, or .txt etc? Use the OR
{in capitals} to search for files matching any one term in the
search box:

*.exe OR *.txt OR *.whatever
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06 Sep 2009   #5
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by satinder View Post
I have found the answer try this:

You are looking for files that are either .exe, or .txt etc? Use the OR
{in capitals} to search for files matching any one term in the
search box:

*.exe OR *.txt OR *.whatever
Isn't that what I said?
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07 Sep 2009   #6
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by satinder View Post
I have found the answer try this:

You are looking for files that are either .exe, or .txt etc? Use the OR
{in capitals} to search for files matching any one term in the
search box:

*.exe OR *.txt OR *.whatever
Isn't that what I said?
Chuckle. He just didn't clarify that he found the answer in the post before his.
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