Does syntax PRECLUDE certain results?

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HungerFreeze
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Does syntax PRECLUDE certain results?

Postby HungerFreeze » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:17 pm

I'm not an expert in search engines so I apologize if this question seems extremely stupid.

Does the program's search engine preclude certain results, given the syntax?

For example, without using quotes within the search box, I typed, "dog walker", will it search for files that contain walker dog as well? I might be wrong but it seems like it does. How do I eliminate this restriction.

So, I want to find files that may only have "walker" in it without the word "dog". How would I create such a search?

Thanks in advance to you experts.

ovg
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Re: Does syntax PRECLUDE certain results?

Postby ovg » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:31 pm

Try search for walker !dog

void
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Re: Does syntax PRECLUDE certain results?

Postby void » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:58 am

Please have a look at the Advanced Search from the Search menu.

The Advanced Search will help setup an Everything search.

HungerFreeze
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Re: Does syntax PRECLUDE certain results?

Postby HungerFreeze » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:39 pm

void wrote:Please have a look at the Advanced Search from the Search menu.

The Advanced Search will help setup an Everything search.


Now I see. Is there a way to make a psecific configuration in advanced search as the default search or I have to pre-configure advanced search every time I need to search that way?

NotNull
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Re: Does syntax PRECLUDE certain results?

Postby NotNull » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:18 pm

HungerFreeze wrote:Now I see. Is there a way to make a psecific configuration in advanced search as the default search or I have to pre-configure advanced search every time I need to search that way?


Take a look at Filters (Menu:Search > Organize Filters) and their associated helptext ( https://www.voidtools.com/support/every ... g/#filters )


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