Windows Eplorer Filter not showing all files

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 32-Bit

    Windows Eplorer Filter not showing all files


    I have these files in a folder:
    Searching for these pattern using Windows Explorer Search filter lists all expected files: last, first, lastname, 09
    Searching for these pattern lists nothing at all: name, irst, firstname, 9

    This gets really annoying when the folder contains several hundred files named like AB-UVW123XYZ-DDR4x512-R2.png

    There seems to an automatically run algorithm which falsely interprets my search pattern.
    All I want is plain text search. Is there a way to set this up?

      My Computer

  2. Posts : 6,872
    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

    have a look at these tutorials

    Windows Search - Configure and Use

    specifically this in it
    Index Properties and File Contents

    also see posts 35/36 here

    Search in Windows 7
      My Computer

  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 32-Bit
    Thread Starter

    Hi torchwood,

    thank you for mentioning the second post. I found a solution there.

    Usually I stop reading a thread or tutorial when it starts explaining indexing or search path settings. That is what most of them concentrate on. But in my case indexing was off. I was only looking at the actual folder.
      My Computer


  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:54.
Find Us