There's a critical regression between the way Windows XP and Windows 7 perform filename searches. In XP, the default is that the entire filename would be searched as a string using using a case-insensitive containment search (allowing you to match the middle or end of a word within a filename). Windows 7 seems to only match the beginning of words within the file name.
Thisismy-reallylongfilename.txt when searching for
long will match on XP, but not on Windows 7. Searching for
really matches on both, because Windows 7 recognizes it as the beginning of a "word" in the filename.
Is there any way to cause Windows 7 search to behave like XP and match any part of the filename, not just the beginning of each word?
~~searchterm. The two tildes cause Windows 7 search to perform a substring search, very simliar to Windows XP.