show folders missing a specific file

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laragoza
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show folders missing a specific file

Post by laragoza » Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:06 pm

i input files into folders 2 deep and frequently have to run the search and then manually check off the folders that do not contain the file. is there a way to search for a term "filename" that is not contained (found) in the folders. therefore producing a list of folders that do not contain the search term. as everything has a specific database of folder this would produce the result i need.

NotNull
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Re: show folders missing a specific file

Post by NotNull » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:25 pm

Yes, that is possible.

However, a couple of examples would help in providing you with a fitting solution.

Rough solution:

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folder:  "C:\this folder"   depth:2  !wfn:child:"file name.txt"
(Menu:Help > Search Syntax for details)

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