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Windows 7: Search libraries for multiple file types? How?

13 Mar 2010   #1
riprap1951

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Search libraries for multiple file types? How?

Hello All::
<I've spent an hour trying to figure this out; time to post!>
Is there a way to search a Win 7 Library for multiple file types?
For example: How about searching a Documents Library, and having
the search contain all the .doc files + .txt files + .pdf files?
And have the search results contain no other file extensions !
TIA for your time and energy!
/terry



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13 Mar 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try: ext:.docx OR ext:.txt
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13 Mar 2010   #3
riprap1951

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re: multiple file types search:

Hello, whs::
It worked!!! Thanks a ton for the help [:-D
[And after trying your suggestion, I tried " type:=.pdf OR type:=.txt OR type:=.doc ". Still good.]
Have yourself an excellent weekend!
/terry
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13 Mar 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
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Hello riprap1951, welcome to Seven Forums!



Thanks for taking the time to post back that it worked.
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13 Mar 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Now that you got this one, try that on e.g. C: kind:music OR kindictures - have fun.
PS: This is supposed to read "ictures", but I cannot get rid of this bugger.

HELP: How can one make a proper post without being terrorized by those pakmen.
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13 Mar 2010   #6
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Now that you got this one, try that on e.g. C: kind:music OR kindictures - have fun.
PS: This is supposed to read "ictures", but I cannot get rid of this bugger.

HELP: I can one make a proper post without being terrorized by those pakmen.

I've not found any other solution than put that inside code tags:
Code:
kind:music OR kind:pictures
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13 Mar 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Now that you got this one, try that on e.g. C: kind:music OR kindictures - have fun.
PS: This is supposed to read":pictures", but I cannot get rid of this bugger.

HELP: I can one make a proper post without being terrorized by those pakmen.
Hello mate, use [noparse] quote my post to see what I'm referring to.

Search libraries for multiple file types? How?-no.jpg


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13 Mar 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Why is life so difficult - LOL
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13 Mar 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Why is life so difficult - LOL


At least you have a workaround now!
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13 Mar 2010   #10
Kari

 

Thanks Ted for the tip. I've not known how to do that, other than that code tag thing.

Kari
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