Windows Eplorer Filter not showing all files


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 32-Bit
       #1

    Windows Eplorer Filter not showing all files


    Hello,

    I have these files in a folder:
    AR_firstname-lastname2_until_now.txt
    contract_lastname-firstname.doc
    contract_lastname-firstname.txt
    doc_lastname-firstname_2016-09-09.doc
    doc_lastname-firstname_2016-09-09.txt
    doc_Lastname-Firstname_2016-09-19.txt
    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?

    Thanx
      My Computer


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

    Hi
    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
       #3

    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


 

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