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Can I narrow the results of the file:// entry in the Firefox address bar? More specifically, can I add wildcards and/or filetypes?

I'd like to have the same ability as Windows Explorer in my browser.

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Uhm, no you can't? Firefox is a web browser, not a file system browser. Firefox can only open files it is supposed to, after all, it's a web browser. Wildcards? What for, exactly? Which functionality or which use case are you after? – slhck May 29 '11 at 8:32
I type a search directly into the address bar of Windows Explorer and it tries to open it as a webpage? Does Windows Explorer even have this functionality? – Kez May 29 '11 at 10:28

Regarding wildcards, you can do something like:


or instead do:


and get the same results. I'm not sure that's all that helpful however.

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