how to do these searches?

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BigDan
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how to do these searches?

Post by BigDan » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:27 am

Sometimes I want to limit my searches to a folder. Let's say Desktop. In that case I've found adding " \Desktop" to a search can fix that.

Let's say I want to find all the pdf's on my desktop, *but I dont want to include subfolders*. Is there a way to do this? My current search is giving me over 3K hits. I should be able to bring it down to like 20 if I eliminate subfolders.

Please help!

therube
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Re: how to do these searches?

Post by therube » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:20 pm

I think it's something like this:

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/bigdan/desktop/   !desktop/*

vanisk
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Re: how to do these searches?

Post by vanisk » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:37 pm

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*.pdf infolder:"c:\users\bigdan\Desktop\"

void
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Re: how to do these searches?

Post by void » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:33 am

Please try searching for:
\desktop\ !*\desktop\*\*

The next major version of Everything will allow:
**\desktop\*

BigDan
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Re: how to do these searches?

Post by BigDan » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:46 am

worked! thank you so much! now i just need to memorize that haha

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