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Windows 7: Search List Of Files In Windows Explorer

17 Oct 2016   #1

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Search List Of Files In Windows Explorer


I am not a programmer, and don't know how, or even if it is possible, to create a macro or program in Windows that will take a database of file names and search for them in certain Windows folders. Is this possible? If so, what is the easiest way?



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18 Oct 2016   #2

10 Pro x64

If your drives are formatted as NTFS then give Everything a shot as it's free and will do what you want. Just enable filters under view in it.
EDIT: You might only be able to do one name at a time with that though, I missed your macro comment sorry.
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18 Oct 2016   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

With some code I'm sure it's easily doable, but certainly it's not something trivial, specially if you've never played with some code before. With a bit of luck, a .bat file would do, but for some serious work I guess a powershell script can be easy and enough for most needs.

But let's begin in the beginning. When you say "a database of file names", in what format? A plain text file? A DB server? Something else?. And then what do you mean in "certain Windows folders"? Some fixed list? User input each time? Something else?
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