Using Windows 7 standard Open file dialog (e.g. IE9>Ctrl+O>Browse... or Excel>Ctrl+O or Firefox>Ctrl+O), it is possible to search for files within the current directory - using the File Name box and pressing
*.txt *2012*xls *20??-12*
Is this feature documented?
I cannot find any documentation for the wildcard syntax or any official (or unofficial) tutorial or tips&hints page to give a link to users.
I tried googling https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=windows+open+file+search and the like, but I only got:
- programming tips for OpenFileDialog (does not count as a user-friendly tutorial)
- windows search feature (different syntax than in open file dialog)
- tech support when this feature does not work
- forums with broken links