I would like to use the Windows Explorer Search box to search for multiple file types.

Is there any supported syntax to do so?

I tried:

*.docx *.xlsx
*.docx, *.xlsx
*.docx; *.xlsx
*.docx or *.xlsx
*.docx | *.xlsx

But none of this works (while *.docx or *.xlsx alone works)

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    Better alternative to Windows Explorer Search box. Use Everything – AEonAX May 28 '15 at 9:01
  • thx @AEonAX, I'll take a look – Steve B May 28 '15 at 9:17

Enter it like this

*.txt OR *.PDF OR *.xls

Keep OR capital letters

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    Why "OR" ? This is the most non-standard thing I could think about... – android developer Sep 4 '16 at 12:53

You can also use wildcards (*, ?) in the search box as follows.

EXT: .txt OR .pdf OR .xls OR .doc*

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