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Questions related to searching a filesystem, either live searches or indexed file searches.

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How to search for more than one file at a time using Windows? [duplicate]

I have 1,015 images in a folder and these images is classified into seven categories of medical diagnoses of skin cancer, and the same images are classified in the Excel file by number (the number of ...
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External Disk shows used up space but i am not able to find any files inside

I have a MacBook Pro with Mac OS 10.14.6. My external hard disk was working fine until one day all of a sudden it went blank, it doesn't show files anymore... I have a WD external HD and I am using ...
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How to search in all files using Finder?

I need to find all files on my Mac using some search criteria. I open Finder I press Cmd+F Using "+" button I add any search criteria, even stack of them but the search does not start – because in ...
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Windows Search Does Not Find Text in PDFs (Applies to Callouts, Text Boxes, and Typewriter Text Boxes)

What settings or steps, if any, can I use so that "annotation" types of text are found when using Windows to search PDFs for a specific word or words? Environment Windows 10 Acrobat 10 (Acrobat X) ...
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Search files with wildcard in windows 10 - not possible?

I used to be able in previous versions of windows, to use the native windows explorer file search with a * wildcard to locate all files of some type. I'm trying to find svg files in a project ...
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Google Desktop Search number of results

Anybody found a way to adjust the number of results in Google Desktop Search? The settings page does not have this option for the Desktop Search.
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find: filter by added time

I know it is possible to filter by modified time by using modifier -mtime, but I would like to filter by the time the file was added I'm on mac and I see added time in finder
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How to make a shortcut for a program that doesn't showup in search results W8.1

I noticed I have BitTorrent on my system. I wanted to make a shortcut for it on my desktop and/or metro-screen. However I don't know where it's located on my C drive. I "search" for bittorrent and all ...
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Recursively copy files from subfolder and add file extension

I have following folder structure: /[randomChars]/icons/icon_[randomNumbersAndChars] For example: /awbwaidhawd/icons/icon_1241245 /awbwaidhawd/icons/icon_1552542 /awgawbvbbbb/icons/icon_1552542 /...
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How to move all text files from subfolders into parent directory? [closed]

I do have one big folder, who does have over 400 folders (with subfolders) in it, and in these folders are about 2000-3000 text files. How could I move all text files, from these folders, into just ...
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Change Search Index Location in Windows 10

How to change the folder 📂 (directory) to store search index data for windows 10?
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find all files and lines that contains a specific string

I'm quite new with powershell, and I need to help my colleague finding all files in a folder that contains the word /Documents/. The output has to be in a text file containing both the path and the ...
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Need Windows script to create folders named with file dates and move files to the matching folder

I need a CMD or Powershell script or batch file to step through a list of files make a folder named with the date of a file if it doesn't already exist, then move that file into its matching ...
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GTK File Chooser: How to disable automatic search after folder selection?

When I open the GTK File Chooser Dialog to save a file and I start typing, the text goes into the filename text field (as expected). Now when I first choose a directory and then start typing, the text ...
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Copy network files with matching file names from a file list using Windows Batch Script

I have 2 files with 1 containing certain keywords and the other containing a list of paths. I want to search the keywords from the first file list into the list of file paths, and if found then copy ...
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Windows search behaves strangely with #### B#

I'm encountering a strange behavior when I search for files with a format of a serial number consisting of 4 digits, a space, a letter, and a digit (#### B#). Specifically when that letter is a B. ...
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Search for photos without photo date on Windows 10

On Windows 10, it is fairly easy to search for photos taken within some date range. However, I would like to search for all photos that are missing metadata on when the photo was taken. Is there any ...
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Why isn't searching on the command line using ag working?

I'm using Mac High Sierra. I have this version of "ag", the silver searcher installed localhost:jsminer-master davea$ ag --version ag version 0.31.0 Features: +jit +lzma +zlib I like ag because ...
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Cortana's not searching PC files…?

I have windows 10, btw. I'm trying to search for files in my documents folder (not in OneDrive) using Cortana, but whatever I search, the only documents that show up after a while are ones on my ...
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Fastest way to search through files

I'm making a software that would count the amount of files stored in the hard drive(s) ordered by extension. The software collects such data as: file name, extension, file size, file create date, file ...
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How to search for directories only in Windows Explorer? [duplicate]

For example searching for file does right thing: file:.git However searching for directory returns nothing: directory:.git
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How to make a file research specifying the final letters of the file

I need to find a file in a large folder using Microsoft Windows 10. The file is a Matlab script, that has extension ".m". I tried to search using "*.m", but the problem is that in such case the ...
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Want to sort my list of files according to date using Unix

My list of files is like ... Oct 13 03:50 TEST_j002_26047.trc Oct 11 17:10 TEST_j001_26047.trc Oct 10 10:43 TEST_j000_6096.trc Oct 12 02:52 TEST_j001_26048.trc I want my output in a sorted way ...
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Ack/Ag/Pt just list files?

For a Unix/Unix-like OS... So, I know I can just use find . to list all of the files recursively from the current folder. This includes files I am not interested in. Using Ack, Ag (silver searcher), ...
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Search option in Windows 10 file manager refuses to display paths

I am running Windows 10. I type, say, "name:xxx" in the search box. I have the view set to "details", and I have columns for (among other things) Name, Folder, Folder Name, Full Name, Path, and ...
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How to use regular expressions with Everything.exe

I want to use Everything to search a specific folder on an external drive for files with filenames ending in an underscore and number, such as in the below examples: _01 _1 _10 I want to do this for ...
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Search with OR in Windows

I have a folder with countries flags "us.svg", "fr.svg", "de.svg" etc... I need to remove all but there 3... So, is it possible to search with "OR", something like us | fr | de in order to cut ...
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Trying to search filenames with special characters in windows explorer (Windows 10)

Through a very annoying person's mistake, thousands of my files have been copied, often multiple times. This has resulted in thousands of files named filename(2), filename(3), etc. My bright idea was ...
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Windows find all files under a directory

I'm hoping for the Windows Explorer equivalent to Linux's find . type -f. I did *.* in the search field but it listed directories as well; I wanted just files. Everything I've found on the ...
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Search PowerPoint presentations for text

I have a large collection of PowerPoint presentations in the XML/.pptx format. I would like to find all presentations containing a particular string of text. Is there a good way to do this?
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Exact search in Windows 10 for term with parentheses

I wish to remove specific duplicate files that for some reason appeared on my system. I know I might be able to do that with shell, but I'm not familiar with it and don't have much need for it other ...
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Why won't Windows 8.1 find my files?

I tried to search for *.xls in my documents, but it couldn't find them. I ran the 'Search Troubleshooter' but it couldn't find anything wrong. 'Users' is an indexed location. I just did a Windows ...
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How can I detect which programs installed malware? [duplicate]

Currently I am attacked by malware. I try to use Kaspersky Internet Security + manually delete suspicious folders. However, Whenever I restart my computer, some suspicious folders reappear and my ...
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Finding most recent files in a partition on Windows

I am using Windows 7, and my C partition is almost full. What i want is to find the most recently added files in this partition. How can I do this? Alternatively, the question can be formulated as: ...
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Search by Custom Property

How to search custom property of files like revit custom properties in windows explorer search bar? Is it possible to search like project:villa in explorer search?
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Windows 10 Search not working

This is probably going to get marked as a duplicate because there are similarities. Please give this a full read before marking it as so. I am running Windows 10 education 64 bit x64 based processor. ...
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Mac - Search for all .wav files less than 10 seconds in length

I'm trying to get a list of every .wav file on my Mac (or in a specific folder and all its subfolders) whose length is less than 10 seconds, how would I go about this?
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How to find files based on DAY of week in Windows

I need to search for files that were created in 2016 on Saturday of every month. Is there any method or program?
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Find file recursively under Windows (dir /s not suitable)

I need find a file in Windows under command line, but receive results as a table. Similar to windowed version of find, where we have last column, displaying location. dir /s doesn't match this ...
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How to filter out folder items in Windows search under Vista? [duplicate]

I want to search for files in an entire directory tree, but I don't want to see folders in the results. I want to see only files. How can I exclude folders from showing up in the results under ...
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Searching in Windows 7

I have lost one HTML folder in my Windows 7. Is there a way I can search all CSS files in my m/c between Jan 1 - Jan 20 2017? I also have an external hard disk, can this search be extended there ...
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Finding files by time of day

Is it possible to search for files (in Windows) by a specific time of day (or range of times) irrespective of the date? For example, I have a folder full of screenshots and I need to select the ones ...
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Search for Files in Windows by RegEx?

I want to search a folder on my computer for any file names matching "???x???.jpg". Where the question marks can be 0-9, but I don't want it to match something like homxtop.jpg. Is this possible?
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Problems about using AQS in Windows 7

I'm testing Windows 7 and trying to do AQS. I saw an image in about filtering result by type here: But when I try "type:" in search box, it does not provide any option in drop down menu. Why this ...
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In Windows, if I type date stamp YYMMDD within file names (or content) can I later search for results within a particular YYDDMM range? How?

I use Windows 10. If I use date stamps ( YYMMDD ) within my file names how can I go back and search for files with names that contain YYMMDD values within a certain range? If I used the date stamps ...
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find the intersection of files on OSX

I have 4 files of text. I would like to find what's the same in these files and output it to another file. kinda like an intersection of 4 sets. Content looks like this: .somecss .anothercss ....
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Way to match all files in a Finder search

I want to create a Finder saved search aka "Smart Folder" that matches all files in the subfolders of a certain folder, to create some sort of overview folder. Is there a certain search request that ...
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How can I diagnose the cause of drastically slower time it takes to complete a “search files for a string” when using Zend Studio?

I frequently use Search function inside Zend Studio software (which is built on top of Eclipse). I use it a lot. Probably 10-100 times a day. I have experienced a mysterious variety in search time, ...
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“Search Everything” without getting UAC popup on Windows 10

Since I've updated to Windows 10, Search Everything always ask for an UAC. I run this application as an service and have already unchecked the 'run as administrator' (this is the suggested solution in ...
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How do I limit phpStorm to open files just from my defined scope?

I would like to know if it is possible to use this dialog window filtered to just one scope. I find this very useful, but unfortunately frameworks have tons of files I never want to edit, and ...