I'm somewhat disorganized in my file saving habits, so I wind up using the Search function in Windows Explorer more often than one should. I was wondering, is it possible to have Windows find all files of a certain extension ( like, say for example all .rar files) if it is, how?

  • Open up Windows Explorer.
  • Go to C:\
  • Type in *.rar into the search box and hit Enter.

Then wait for the search process to find all the rar-files on your C-drive.


* is a wildcard, so you can also do more advanced things with it. Suppose you know your file is called <something>final.<extension> you can search for *final.* to find all files, whose names (excluding extension) ends in final or you can type kind: or size: into the search field to search by kind of file or size of file.

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