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How do i search files with no extension? For best effect i would like only <4kb and if i could search inside for the text thewordiwant

I also have visual studios but i dont think writing thewordiwant with * as type of files is a good idea. Also *. doesnt search only files with no extension.

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At the Command Prompt:

dir c:\*. /s /a-d

This will locate files with no extension (*.) on C:\ and all subdirectories (/s) and exclude directory names (/a-d).

This will only locate files based on name. It won't address your other criteria of file size or contents.

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You're missing a space between "*." and "/s". –  Hello71 Jun 24 '10 at 2:29
Thanks @Hello71, fixed. –  Mike Fitzpatrick Jun 24 '10 at 2:46

Windows search is severely lacking in being able to search for text inside any file type. Here's a good replacement which hooks well into Windows. http://www.wingrep.com/ of course it's free.

To answer your main question though, just search for the filename without the extension. There's nothing saying you need to specify an extension in your search terms, and if you start typing a search term, look at the bottom of the dropdown and you will see in blue text "size:". Click that to specify a size constraint.

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