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Author Topic: I want to see only .exe files and .lnk  (Read 5028 times)

sakiskom

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I want to see only .exe files and .lnk
« on: December 21, 2011, 06:29:13 PM »
Hi guys, i'm new with FARR. The SW have many options, this is "good" and "bad". :-[
I want to see in resaults ONLY the .exe files and .lnk from my computer. Not folders and not any other file.

How do i change this? Thanx! :D

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Re: I want to see only .exe files and .lnk
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 09:29:55 PM »
I just resently learned this myself! 
Go to Options, then Pattern Scoring.  Make everything -999999   (negative99999), except the "exe" and "lnk" patterns...   Make those 9999999 (positive999999).
Other people might know a better way. Also, go to Search folders and make sure you're only using the relevant ones, probably Start Menu and Program Files.

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Re: I want to see only .exe files and .lnk
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 10:30:33 PM »
Kunkel, while your technique will work, there is a much better way to do it.

If you really only want to show lnk and exe, then the way to do it is go to Search Folders, select only the ones you want, and then edit them to say they should only return exe and lnk files, by specifying Optional file extension restrictions of: exe;lnk

This is much more efficient than handling it via scores, as you are currently doing.

Score adjustments are very useful if you still want other files to show but you want them to have lower scores so they show up lower in list.  But if you really don't want other extensions to show, you are much better served using the file extension restrictions in each Search Folder configuration.

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Re: I want to see only .exe files and .lnk
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2011, 11:31:54 AM »
Ah right.  I guess that's what you were trying to tell me when I inquired about the most efficient way to handle pattern rules!   ;)

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Re: I want to see only .exe files and .lnk
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2012, 12:48:14 AM »
Kunkel, while your technique will work, there is a much better way to do it.

If you really only want to show lnk and exe, then the way to do it is go to Search Folders, select only the ones you want, and then edit them to say they should only return exe and lnk files, by specifying Optional file extension restrictions of: exe;lnk

This is much more efficient than handling it via scores, as you are currently doing.

Score adjustments are very useful if you still want other files to show but you want them to have lower scores so they show up lower in list.  But if you really don't want other extensions to show, you are much better served using the file extension restrictions in each Search Folder configuration.
Is not working. Again i see ALL the files. :-\
I go to "Search Folder" and all the lines that have [v] i edit them and i right...

Subdirectory Search: -1
Score: (default)
Exclude subdirectories: (blank)
Optional file: exe;lnk
Optional Modifier: (blank)

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Re: I want to see only .exe files and .lnk
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 01:21:33 AM »
Any help, please?  :-[

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Re: I want to see only .exe files and .lnk
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2012, 03:58:19 PM »
it sounds like you have the right settings there -- maybe you havent set the file extension restrictions for all of the search folders?

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Re: I want to see only .exe files and .lnk
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2012, 05:05:38 PM »
I download the new version... i set my options... and now all works OK!  :D

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Re: I want to see only .exe files and .lnk
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2012, 02:44:45 AM »
Hello again guys!

I want easy delete permenent some files that some times see to my search resault. Is this possible?
If not... mouser, can you enable this option (in the highlight line) with the DEL button?

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Re: I want to see only .exe files and .lnk
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2012, 03:10:53 AM »
...and... i want the program to remember the posision (and the monitor) when its close.
Now i close the SW to the Monitor 2, and when i open it again, always start on center to my monitor 1 :(

Thank you.

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Re: I want to see only .exe files and .lnk
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2012, 06:31:57 AM »
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...and... i want the program to remember the posision (and the monitor) when its close.
Now i close the SW to the Monitor 2, and when i open it again, always start on center to my monitor 1


Go to the Display Options tab and UNCHECK the option "When appearing, center on current monitor".

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Re: I want to see only .exe files and .lnk
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2012, 06:32:42 AM »
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I want easy delete permenent some files that some times see to my search resault. Is this possible?

Right click on the item in search results and choose "Ignore item in future".

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Re: I want to see only .exe files and .lnk
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2012, 01:01:25 PM »
No that. I want to delete to recycle bin.

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Re: I want to see only .exe files and .lnk
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2012, 01:17:06 PM »
Right click on item, choose "Explore here" or "Explore at linked location", and then delete.

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Re: I want to see only .exe files and .lnk
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2012, 04:34:05 PM »
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...and... i want the program to remember the posision (and the monitor) when its close.
Now i close the SW to the Monitor 2, and when i open it again, always start on center to my monitor 1


Go to the Display Options tab and UNCHECK the option "When appearing, center on current monitor".
OK! I download the latest version and some options i forget to change it. Now is ok.

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Re: I want to see only .exe files and .lnk
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2012, 04:36:48 PM »
Right click on item, choose "Explore here" or "Explore at linked location", and then delete.
OK. If you want some day to create a option with DEL button, i work this option. :D