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I have a question on windows advanced search, I am running Windows 8.1 pro. I want to exclude a particular file type from showing up in the search results and I tried following these instructions but I can't seem to get it to work. The exact search query I put in was:

size:<1024mb AND type:<>.rar

So I should be getting back all the files that are less than 1GB but are NOT .rar files. The website said <> means is not so I don't get why my query does not work. Any ideas?

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Solution

To filter results by file extension you can use ext or fileext in English locales. For example:

size:<1024mb AND ext:<>.rar

The following query would work regardless of the installed locale:

System.Size:<1024mb AND System.FileExtension:<>.rar

Note While the syntax is not case-sensitive, you need to type the AND, OR, and NOT operators in all capital letters.

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