In Windows 7, When i open a file choose dialog from notepad++ or notepad or wordpad or from some other editor software, how can i filter files to view only files without any extension?

I know that we can search for files without extension by "ext:[]". But how can be do the same from file choose dialog? I hope there must some string like ext:[]. Any ideas?

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  • What's the problem with entering exactly what you mention 'ext:[]' in the Search box? – snowdude Jan 8 '14 at 12:45
  • @snowdude Not working. All the files are listed. No filtering happens – JayaPrasad Jan 8 '14 at 13:14
  • Ah, all I can say is that it works for me on Win 7 (if I pick a specific folder). – snowdude Jan 8 '14 at 13:48

Most likely not. My best guesses would be *. or maybe just * but those display no files, and all files, respectively. Since those don't work, it's likely that there is no pattern that will match exactly files without an extension.

I think the second best option would be to sort by type, which would at least put the file without extension in a consecutive group, as type File.

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