an option to include path/folder names in search for files

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bulabro
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an option to include path/folder names in search for files

Post by bulabro » Mon May 13, 2019 1:19 am

I often use short descriptive folder names that go deep into my folder structure and it would be nice to include that in my searches as part of the FILE i am looking for. so example looking for project1 done for name2 and i search for project1 name2 in everything and the location is c:\projects\project1\location1\budget1\name2.pdf. That way i don't have to always put project1 and name2 etc in the FILE name to show up in everything searches. Will allow us to shorten our filenames.

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Re: an option to include path/folder names in search for files

Post by void » Mon May 13, 2019 1:42 am

Normally Everything will only search the base name of a file.

To search the whole path and file name of a file, either:
  • Enable Match Path from the Search menu.
  • Use the path: modifier, for example:
    path:project1 name2
  • Include a backslash (\) with your search term, for example:
    \project1 name2

bulabro
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Re: an option to include path/folder names in search for files

Post by bulabro » Tue May 14, 2019 2:49 am

thx the first 2 work great. The backslash did not work for me but i enabled match path and this does what i need.

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