Windows 10: Wildcard Selection in Explorer

Discus and support Wildcard Selection in Explorer in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Is there an app or program that allows wildcard selection of items in explorer before a copy/cut/ action? Right click or menu bar or both.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by bamajon1974, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. Wildcard Selection in Explorer


    Is there an app or program that allows wildcard selection of items in explorer before a copy/cut/ action? Right click or menu bar or both.

    Alternatively, does anyone recommend a good shell extension coder that can help? I found code for a context menu wild card selection feature for explorer that would be useful from this website

    Windows Explorer wildcard selection shell extension - CodeProject

    that needs to be updated. Also, I found code snippits for wildcard selection from Explorer++ and this website

    Explorer++ - A small and fast file manager for Windows

    which is open source. I know nothing about programming and coding and thought there would be some good programmers out that that know shell extensions that can help.

    Thanks!

    :)
     
    bamajon1974, Mar 18, 2019
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  2. Using Wildcard to search in windows Explorer

    Hi Jerry,

    To isolate your concern regarding Wildcard search on
    Windows File Explorer
    , we suggest that you run an SFC
    (System File Checker) tool
    to check for system file corruptions and fix it. Once done, restart your computer and check if the issue persists.

    In addition, you can manage the search options to give you the most thorough search by following these steps:

    • Click File tab on Windows File Explorer, click
      Change folder and search options.

    • Click Search tab and select Don't use the index when searching in file folders for system files (search might take longer).
    • You can also select Always search file names and contents (this might take several minutes).

    Let us know if the solution above works for you.
     
    Joseph Ban, Mar 18, 2019
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  3. Shell Extension for Wildcard Selection


    Good afternoon all.

    Please see this article codeproject dated around 2002 providing binaries and code to a wildcard selection right context menu option. As far as I know, this functionality is not native to the Explorer GUI, only the command, correct?

    Windows Explorer wildcard selection shell extension - CodeProject

    This code is obviously rather old and I am wondering if anyone has written a bat/vbs/reg file to incorporate wild card selection to the right click context menu or know of an easy way to modify the existing code. FYI, I am not a coder, just an end user and defer to the expertise of regulars in this forum.

    Thanks!
     
    bamajon1974, Mar 18, 2019
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  4. Callender Win User

    Wildcard Selection in Explorer

    Shell Extension for Wildcard Selection


    Thanks for explaining. I can't help with the code. Personally I would use FileSeek for wildcard searches via context menu. Then I would use NexusFile for wildcard filters and file operations but there is no option to add to Explorer context menu. So you'd need to navigate to a folder.

    Simple, easy and well designed applications by xiles


    Wildcard Selection in Explorer [​IMG]



    Wildcard Selection in Explorer [​IMG]
     
    Callender, Mar 18, 2019
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