trying to get an exact match, but get exact+other

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xlrotor
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trying to get an exact match, but get exact+other

Post by xlrotor » Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:01 pm

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I tried to use Advanced Search to search for files named dlluser.dll but I end up with those files plus others with longer names. How do I exclude those other files and get a truly exact match. I expected "exact" to mean exactly that , but I get exact+other.

I tried using double quotes "dlluser.dll" but that was no better.

I tried dlluser.dll type:dll and that worked, but I'd still like to know how to do a truly exact search.

void
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Re: trying to get an exact match, but get exact+other

Post by void » Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:30 am

Please try the following search:

exact:dlluser.dll

the exact: modifier will force Everything to match the whole filename.

Alternatively, please try regex:
regex:^dlluser.dll$

"This exact phrase" in the Advanced Search matches the exact phrase (including spaces) anywhere in the filename.

NotNull
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Re: trying to get an exact match, but get exact+other

Post by NotNull » Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:36 pm

... and if you prefer using Advanced Search:

- Scroll all the way to the bottom of the Advanced Search window
- Fill in your filename (e.g. dlluser.dll) in the Search for a list of file names: box
- Click the OK button

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