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I'm getting better at understanding the Windows7 search, but am still not happy with it. Is there a way to search for all filenames that end with a certain extension? If I search on


I get results like this:




I just want to find


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I just tested this and if you use "*.ext" it'll only return files with .ext at the END of the file name.
So it'll still return .doc.ext but not .ext.doc.

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Thanks. Adding the quotes seems obvious now, but since we didn't have to do that in previous Windows searches, it's not something that comes to mind right away. I really don't like this new search. :( – sdoca Sep 20 '11 at 15:58

Another method is to use the option ext:extension.

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For example ext:.doc – Guy Thomas Nov 1 '11 at 10:26

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