Puzzling failure to find hit

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terrypin
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Puzzling failure to find hit

Postby terrypin » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:12 am

I copied a file's name and full pathand pasted this into the Everything search box.
D:\Videos+Projects\PROJECTS\EGCS Concerts etc\Carmina Burana Proj\KentChorus-Carmina.mp4

Zero hits!

I then changed the search to just the filename, KentChorus-Carmina.mp4, and the hit was found.

Is there possibly a setting at fault please?

Terry, East Grinstead, UK

NotNull
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Joined: Wed May 24, 2017 9:22 pm

Re: Puzzling failure to find hit

Postby NotNull » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:34 pm

'Problem' with the D:\ ... \.. .mp4 filename is that it contains spaces. In Everything, a space equals an AND operator.

You can get the desired results by putting the complete filename in double quotes ("D:\ .. \ .. mp4" ) or activate Match Path ( Menu:Search > Match Path )

terrypin
Posts: 98
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:41 pm

Re: Puzzling failure to find hit

Postby terrypin » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:49 am

Thanks - made that mistake before, must remember the quotes in future!


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