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Author Topic: How to search for specific file types?  (Read 268 times)

david787

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How to search for specific file types?
« on: November 06, 2017, 04:04 AM »
For example, how can i search only for .exe or .doc files?

tomos

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Re: How to search for specific file types?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 04:31 AM »
For example, how can i search only for .exe or .doc files?

I just type .exe or .doc or whatever.
You probably know that search is limited in Options, you can add folders IIRC (havent changed my settings in a long time).


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Re: How to search for specific file types?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 05:03 AM »
What @tomos wrote.
Also,you could do worse than use Everything.

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Re: How to search for specific file types?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 06:56 AM »

I just type .exe or .doc or whatever.
You probably know that search is limited in Options, you can add folders IIRC (havent changed my settings in a long time).


The search is still slow. An indexing feature will be great.

tomos

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Re: How to search for specific file types?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 07:27 AM »
I just type .exe or .doc or whatever.
You probably know that search is limited in Options, you can add folders IIRC (havent changed my settings in a long time).

The search is still slow. An indexing feature will be great.

I believe it's a possiblity. But currently, for real searching that needs to be fast, Everything is probably the best solution.
There is a plugin which integrates it with FARR if you wanted that, not sure how well it works -
http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=18724.0
and if you have UAC problems:

just to add what others have said earlier.. for my Win7 64-bit, i used this guide to launch Farr and Everything (version 1.2.1.451a) in admin mode without UAC prompt and TinyEv just works! :)

http://www.sevenforu...c-prompt-create.html

Note also that FARR is not unicode aware (but Everything is).