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I have a file called !!! Readme !!!.txt. When I search the file with Search Everything, the following happens:

  • search for Readme finds the file
  • search for !!! does not find the file but finds many other things

It seems like ! acts like a NOT operator, but I can't find a description of it in the help file nor in the Internet FAQ, so I continued:

  • search for \! finds the file
  • search for \!\!\! does not file the file

Is there a way to find files / folders with multiple exclamation marks reliably and only?

Versions and settings:

1.2.1.371 (latest stable when posting)
1.3.3.658b (latest beta when posting)
[x] Match path
[ ] Enable Regex
[ ] Match Case
[ ] Match whole word
[ ] Match diacritics
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Sounds like you need to find an alternative and/or contact Void Tools for assistance. Don't even mention what operating system. Specific solutions might exist, for instance, by default Windows has a good search mechanic. –  Ramhound Jan 7 at 14:45
    
I have added OS information. Thanks for reminding –  Thomas W. Jan 7 at 14:51

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You can either use

If you Enable RegEx \!\!\! or \!!! will work.

If you disable RegEx \!!! will do.

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Just after posting my question I find that using \!!! does what I want.

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