Windows 10: Searching exact filename, not partial

Discus and support Searching exact filename, not partial in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I have many files and few of them ends in two different ways. "[#Z Karaoke]" and "[Z Karaoke]" If I want to search only the "#Z Karaoke" but NOT show... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by William_Smith_2020, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. Searching exact filename, not partial


    I have many files and few of them ends in two different ways. "[#Z Karaoke]" and "[Z Karaoke]"


    If I want to search only the "#Z Karaoke" but NOT show the "Z Karaoke" , How I do that?


    If I write "[#Z Karaoke]"or "[#Z", both file names, with the # and without the # comes up.

    If I write just "[#" or "#", every single file from the folder comes up.


    Is like I cannot search the ones with the #Z only.

    :)
     
    William_Smith_2020, Jan 23, 2021
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  2. Windows Search for exact filename and extension only

    If you want to match only filenames and not file contents, you can qualify the search with name: like:

    If you want an exact filename match, you can qualify the search with name:= like:

     
    Stephen Rauch, Jan 23, 2021
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  3. DmBu Win User
    Searching by known filename exact or partial, has no results.

    I am in DESKTOP folder and searching for files with the exact name and I KNOW they are in the Desktop folder as I am looking directly at them, the search window yields no results "No items match your search". Downloads and Docs behave the same way.

    Other folders works fine inside and outside of C:\. What in the heck is going on?
     
  4. Try3 Win User

    Searching exact filename, not partial

    Search only filenames, not contents

    Yes, that's right.

    Searching exact filename, not partial [​IMG]


    Windows search [including File explorer searching] can get awkward with sophisticated searches so quite a few people only use it for the most basic things and turn to third-party utilities for anything fancy. Some third-party search utilities have already been mentioned in this thread. Personally, I use NirSoft's SearchMyFiles

    Welcome to TenForums,
    All the best,
    Denis
     
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