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  1. How do user search in windows explorer in filename that contains the keyword in any part of...


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    Jianfa.Ben.Tsai, Mar 26, 2020 at 1:42 PM
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  2. JeffCL Win User

    Searching for a string within a filename in File Explorer

    I want to search a folder for filenames that contain the word "Committee". When in File Explorer, I type "Committee" into the Search field and hit enter. It finds (highlights in yellow) files that start with "Committee" but not the ones where "Committee"
    is embedded in the file name. For example:

    • "Committee-Mission-Roles-and-Responsibilities" = finds it and highlights "Committee" in yellow
    • "19510701ListClubCommitteesReportDirectorsBW" = Lists this file but does not highlight "Committee" in yellow
    • "20150526MinutesBoard" = Lists this file because the word "Committee" is in the text of the file.
    Is there a way to do a search that lists only filenames that contain the word "Committee"? I don't want files listed if the word "Committee" is not part of the filename.

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  3. GuyLydig Win User
    Search for part of a filename

    Thank you for replying. However, the issue is not resolved.

    1. The same problem exists regardless of which folder I am in and exists when I search a USB drive as well.

    2. I ran the Troubleshooter but am still experiencing the same problem.

    3. In Indexing Options I had already added the local drive to the index. The folder containing the pictures has a check in the checkbox. (The exceptions listed for the local drive are: ProgramData; App Data; App Data; Windows.)

    Did you try to search for part of a filename (ie. the "xyz" from "aaaxyzbbb.txt") using Windows 10? Does it work for you? Am I the only one experiencing this issue? Only text from the beginning of the filename is located.

    Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
     
  4. GuyLydig Win User

    How do user search in windows explorer in filename that contains the keyword in any part of...

    Search for part of a filename

    I appreciate your efforts, however the problem remains.

    When I used filename: in the Search box these were my results (How did you put in a screen shot? I could not.):

    filename:765 - files found

    filename:*765 or filename:*65 or filename:65 - no files found

    When I used name: in the Search box or left the Search box blank before typing part of a filename:

    name:*765 and name:765 - files found

    name:*65 and name:65 - no files found

    *765 and 765 - files found

    *65 and 65 - no files found

    Any ideas?

    Thank you,

    Guy
     
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