How to locate folders with a childfilecount:N of a child:<match> pattern?

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raccoon
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How to locate folders with a childfilecount:N of a child:<match> pattern?

Post by raccoon » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:14 am

It would seem that childfilecount: only counts _all_ folder content, and not just the results of the matching pattern.

Say I want to locate all folders that contain only 1 but not 2 .jpg files, my first instinct is:

`child:.jpg childfilecount:1`

But this is invalid, as it's not counting only the .jpg files, but all other the files within.

Are any solutions possible?

void
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Re: How to locate folders with a childfilecount:N of a child:<match> pattern?

Post by void » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:31 am

It would seem that childfilecount: only counts _all_ folder content, and not just the results of the matching pattern.
Correct.
childfilecount: finds folders in the ENTIRE index with the specified number of files.

To find folders with exactly 1 jpg file, please try the following:
  • In Everything, type in the following search:
    ext:jpg
  • From the File menu, click Export....
  • Change Save as type to: EFU Everything File List.
  • Choose a filename and click Save.
  • From the File menu, click Open File List....
  • Select the file list you saved above and click Open.
  • Type in the following search:
    childfilecount:1
  • When you are finished with the results, close the file list:
  • From the File menu, click Close File List.

raccoon
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Re: How to locate folders with a childfilecount:N of a child:<match> pattern?

Post by raccoon » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:54 am

Thanks void. This general method will come in handy.

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