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Author Topic: Searching Shell Extension to Filter filelists  (Read 2691 times)

crono

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Searching Shell Extension to Filter filelists
« on: June 28, 2006, 05:56:56 PM »
Hi,

Im searching for a Windows Explorer extension, which allows me to "filter" the "details"-view. The best case tool would add a textbox on top (or bottom) of the Explorer-Window. When Im start typing a pattern (like: log*.txt) into it, it will hide all Files which doesen't match this pattern. Do you know something like this?

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Re: Searching Shell Extension to Filter filelists
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2006, 06:02:01 PM »
some file explorer replacements will do this (dir opus, powerdesk, maybe xplorer^2 also?) that might be your best bet.

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Re: Searching Shell Extension to Filter filelists
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2006, 06:10:34 PM »
I thought of this option, but I dont want to replace my Explorer completly. I cant give reasons why, it is something in my mind which does not allow me to switch ;)

I found a tool which goes in the right way - http://www.risefly.com/FileFilter.htm - but it is "too much" and it is shareware (opensource would be highly appreciated)

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Re: Searching Shell Extension to Filter filelists
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2006, 06:12:57 PM »
all i can say is you wouldn't be the first person who said "eh, i don't see the purpose in swithing to an explorer replacement" and then came to feel they couldnt live without it after they tried - so you might want to reconsider your position :)

however, if you do find something, let us know.

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Re: Searching Shell Extension to Filter filelists
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2006, 06:16:48 PM »
hehehe - I tried so much replacements - they just do not "feel right" for me - this must sound insane - I know...

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Re: Searching Shell Extension to Filter filelists
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2006, 06:20:48 PM »
hehehe - I tried so much replacements - they just do not "feel right" for me - this must sound insane - I know...
I'd say you didn't try dopus. ;)

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Re: Searching Shell Extension to Filter filelists
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2006, 06:35:34 PM »
Your right - I havent tried Dopus yet - MAYBE I give it a try on the weekend... On the other hand it is quite expensive (even with the discount) for a "tuned" Explorer... Well, I will see...