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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. – Apache Nov 27 '13 at 0:58
  • Here's a similar question but not restricted to Win 8: superuser.com/questions/25092/… – 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. – Vivian River Nov 27 '13 at 21:32
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You can use this Powershell command:

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

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