Windows 10: Exclude "file type" from search

Discus and support Exclude "file type" from search in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I need to find all the files that contain the word "word" in them. When I try to search in File Explorer, I get all the files that are Microsoft Word... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by enso, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. enso Win User

    Exclude "file type" from search


    I need to find all the files that contain the word "word" in them. When I try to search in File Explorer, I get all the files that are Microsoft Word files. How do I search for matches on only content within the file?


    I need to find all the files that contain the word "word" in them. When I try to search in File Explorer, I get all the files that are Microsoft Word files. How do I search for matches on only content within the file?

    :)
     
  2. musum Win User

    " SOFTWARE UPDATE FAILED "

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    CAN U PLZ CHECK IT ACTUALLY I HAVE USED THE NOKIA SOFTWARE UPDATER B4 ... BUT I DONT KNW WHY I M GETTING THIS ERROR NOW
     
    musum, Aug 19, 2017
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  3. musum Win User
    " SOFTWARE UPDATE FAILED "

    i have installed windows xp sp2

    previously i was using windows media center i thought i might b facing this probs due to that but then i changed it to windows xp ! n moreover i have also shown to nokia service center executives but they were not having the latest updates available ......
    my pc suite is showing that new update version of firmware is available but i cudnt download it Exclude "file type" from search :(

    oh gawd wat to do ? Exclude "file type" from search :(

    i tried in another pc then again i got an error u need to have minimum 256 ram Exclude "file type" from search :(

    please cant it b rectified ? there must b any solution to this probs please help me guyz

    god bless all of u thanx Exclude "file type" from search :)
     
    musum, Aug 19, 2017
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  4. Exclude "file type" from search

    Exclude "file type" from search [​IMG]


    Maybe remove the checkmark where circled and search *.word
     
    Josey Wales, Aug 19, 2017
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  5. werby Win User
    Hi,
    Click on Search field.
    You'll see the "Search Tools" menu, click on "Search->Advanced options" and...voila!


    Exclude "file type" from search [​IMG]
     
    werby, Aug 19, 2017
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  6. DavidY Win User
    You could put something like this in the search box:
    Code: word NOT(ext:docx OR ext:doc OR ext:docm)[/quote] Kari did a tutorial over on Sevenforums on file explorer searching. Although it's a few years old, I believe it all still applies in Windows 10.
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...operators.html
     
    DavidY, Aug 19, 2017
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  7. enso Win User
    No; this does not do what I want. I do not want files with a .word extension. I want Word files that contain "word" within the text content.
     
  8. enso Win User

    Exclude "file type" from search

    No; this does not do what I want. There is nothing under advanced search options to prevent searching for "word" finding all Microsoft Word documents, instead of just the Word documents that have "word" as text within the file. I want Word files that contain "word" within the text content.
     
  9. enso Win User
    Kari did a tutorial over on Sevenforums on file explorer searching. Although it's a few years old, I believe it all still applies in Windows 10.
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...operators.html[/quote]
    I do not want to exclude extensions of .doc, .docx, etc. I want them, and I want all of those that have somewhere inside the file the word "word". A search for the word "word" matches every Microsoft Word document, even ones that do not contain "word" within them. The search is matching on the file type. I can find no syntax to exclude searching on the file type field and search only the contents of the files.
     
  10. Edwin New Member
    In Advanced Indexing Options uncheck to exclude .word file types if listed


    Exclude "file type" from search [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Aug 20, 2017
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  11. bro67 Win User
    If you have not specified a specific folder for Office documents, they get dropped into the Documents folder under your profile. Boolean searches of if, and, or, = have always worked. If you want to narrow the searches down to a specific file, you need to put in keywords into the profile of the file before saving. I would also suggest setting up sub-folders in Documents for say Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.
     
    bro67, Aug 20, 2017
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  12. werby Win User
    Unfortunately, you're absolutely right!!!

    I've performed some tests and I first time realize that WinSearch looks for not only contents but also for the tags of a file (seen in properties/details). That's why you see documents even if they don't include given word.

    The word "word" is included in a .doc file tag as "Microsoft Office Word"
    So, exclusion of file tags on searching would make the job. BUT HOW...???*Sad
     
    werby, Aug 20, 2017
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  13. dalchina New Member

    Exclude "file type" from search

    Hi, in file explorer try e.g.
    content:doc

    to find files containing doc but not files of type doc or docx.

    (Note- naturally you need the appropriate ifilters installed for the document types you're interested in to index content, as well as having the relevant folders specified in Indexing Options and content indexing enabled).
     
    dalchina, Aug 20, 2017
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  14. werby Win User
    That seems to work!!!
    THANKS!!!*Smile
     
    werby, Aug 20, 2017
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  15. dalchina New Member
    *ThumbsInterestingly it's not shown in the Advanced Query Syntax description- perhaps there's a later version.
     
    dalchina, Aug 20, 2017
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