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How do I do an exlusive search in Windows 7? For example, I want the search to return everything EXCEPT .jpg files. Any suggestions?

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You can use the NOT operator in the folder search bar (the operator is case-sensitive).

Unfiltered Pictures

Filtered Pictures

Note that I did this in my Pictures directory to illustrate the filter. If you do this in a higher level directory you get all files that are not JPEGs, so there can be quite a few results.

There are several other search operators explained in Advanced tips for searching in Windows.

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Personally I would use Powershell to do it:

Get-ChildItem C:\ -Include foo.* -Exclude *.jpg -Recurse
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