How to search fpr internet shortcuts?

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Just Visiting
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How to search fpr internet shortcuts?

Post by Just Visiting » Sat May 14, 2022 1:54 am

For instance, weather.ink is the name. Only when I type weather do searches appear which show weather.ink. But if I do a search for *.ink or ink nothing shows up. I would like to incorporate a duplicate search for my internet shortcuts. Is this possible?

void
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Re: How to search fpr internet shortcuts?

Post by void » Sat May 14, 2022 1:58 am

Please disable regex from the Search menu.

Please make sure no search options are checked under the Search menu (eg: uncheck match case, uncheck match whole words)

Please make sure the Everything filter is active under the Search menu.

Please make sure lnk files are not excluded from Tools -> Options -> Exclude.



To find internet shortcuts, search for:

*.lnk

-or-

weather *.lnk



To find duplicated shortcut filenames, please try the following search:

*.lnk dupe:

Sort by name ascending for the best results.

raccoon
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Re: How to search fpr internet shortcuts?

Post by raccoon » Sat May 14, 2022 2:12 am

Internet shortcuts are .url not .lnk

ext:url

Just Visiting
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Re: How to search fpr internet shortcuts?

Post by Just Visiting » Tue May 17, 2022 4:45 am

void wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 1:58 am
Please disable regex from the Search menu.

Please make sure no search options are checked under the Search menu (eg: uncheck match case, uncheck match whole words)

Please make sure the Everything filter is active under the Search menu.

Please make sure lnk files are not excluded from Tools -> Options -> Exclude.



To find internet shortcuts, search for:

*.lnk

-or-

weather *.lnk



To find duplicated shortcut filenames, please try the following search:

*.lnk dupe:

Sort by name ascending for the best results.
Nope. I already tried that. It doesn't bring any .ink files

void
David Carpenter (Developer)
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Re: How to search fpr internet shortcuts?

Post by void » Tue May 17, 2022 4:49 am

Are you searching for
*.lnk
or
*.ink
?

Shortcuts use the
.lnk
extension.

Just Visiting
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Re: How to search fpr internet shortcuts?

Post by Just Visiting » Tue May 17, 2022 4:50 am

raccoon wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 2:12 am
Internet shortcuts are .url not .lnk
Tell that everything because if you read my initial post carefully, you would know that only when I type the name of the .ink (internet shortcut) file Everything refers to it as a shortcut
raccoon wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 2:12 am
ext:url
Nope. ext:url won't bring up weather.ink shortcut only the master URL will come up not .ink (shortcut) files.

Just Visiting
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Re: How to search fpr internet shortcuts?

Post by Just Visiting » Tue May 17, 2022 4:51 am

void wrote:
Tue May 17, 2022 4:49 am
Are you searching for
*.lnk
or
*.ink
?

Shortcuts use the
*.lnk
extension.
Yes, thank you!!! The solution is indeed Shortcuts use the
*.lnk
extension.

void
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Re: How to search fpr internet shortcuts?

Post by void » Tue May 17, 2022 4:53 am

No worries!
It can be tricky to see the difference between i and l with some fonts.

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