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In Windows 7 if I search for "debug" I would expect only files and folders that are EXACTLY debug. Which would only be extension-less files named debug, or folders.

Windows being it's ever ready "helpful" expands my results to return things like _debug or jquery.debug.js.

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You can use the search filters with an equal sign to force the exact match.

So searching for debug returns everything with 'debug' in any searchable meta-data,

searching for Name:debug returns everything with 'debug' in the name,

and searching with Name:=debug returns only the entries that are named exactly 'debug'.

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    I found having to do name: beyond incredibly stupid, doing just =Debug behaves as "debug" should. – Chris Marisic Jun 15 '11 at 20:08
  • Yeah I often think it should assume the "name" metadata, but how would you search 'all' metadata then? ;) – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jun 16 '11 at 2:43
  • the obvious answer is it should require "All:" since that's the strange case, so I should assume that running =debug is actually hitting the other meta values that maybe I will actually want to use the name: syntax sigh. – Chris Marisic Jun 17 '11 at 14:29

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