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On a computer with Windows 8, how can I find all files with a specific extension within a drive or network location?

For example, how can I find all *.docx files on my hard drive?

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Sorry for my wrong answer that I posted earlier. Network location is a totally different story. Cannot really help there. Locally just use the search box in the Explorer Window. – Shiki Nov 27 '13 at 0:58
What have you tried, what issues have you seen for this rather basic question? – AthomSfere Nov 27 '13 at 1:05
Here's a similar question but not restricted to Win 8:… – snowdude Nov 27 '13 at 18:00
@AthomSfere, I've used the built-in tools in the Windows Explorer and the Windows 8 Metro interface. It just seems odd that the built-in search functionality in a major Windows release could be so pathetic. – Rising Star Nov 27 '13 at 21:32

You can use this Powershell command:

Get-ChildItem -Path c:\ *.docx -Recurse
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