search in folder for specific file types

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XtremeMaC
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search in folder for specific file types

Post by XtremeMaC » Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:35 pm

Hi there,
first i'd like to thank u for this great program. I had bough search gt before not knowing the existence of this great app. Now I'm so used to it. its pretty fast and very stable.

I've got one question. I had not searched for multiple file types in a certain folder before, now that i'm tring i'm not able to get it right.

search for: g:\files\*.avi|*.flv|*.mpg|*.mpeg|*.mp4
well obviously I'm doing something wrong here because its providing me results from all my drives.
I tried getting rid of asterisks * putting brakets between, but failed.. i would prefer not to fiddle around with regex.
how can I change it so that it only searches in my files folder?

Thanks!

David
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Re: search in folder for specific file types

Post by David » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:12 am

Boolean operations are applied in order from left to right.

The search:

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g:\files\ *.avi|*.flv|*.mpg|*.mpeg|*.mp4


will find the following (parenthesis show the search order):

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((((g:\files\ AND *.avi) OR *.flv) OR *.mpg) OR *.mpeg) OR *.mp4
To search for *.avi|*.flv|*.mpg|*.mpeg|*.mp4 in the g:\files folder only you will need to include g:\files in each OR term:

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g:\files\*.avi|g:\files\*.flv|g:\files\*.mpg|g:\files\*.mpeg|g:\files\*.mp4


Custom search filters is planned for the next release of "Everything".
You will be able to save and select this search from a drop down list in the toolbar with custom search filters.

I am considering the option to add parenthesis support to boolean operations.

XtremeMaC
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Re: search in folder for specific file types

Post by XtremeMaC » Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:45 am

Custom search filters is planned for the next release of "Everything".
You will be able to save and select this search from a drop down list in the toolbar with custom search filters.
I am considering the option to add parenthesis support to boolean operations.
both additions would be awesome. some software has built-in parameters as u probabaly know already, like if u click on videos options it'll search only videos defined under options. same goes for documents, music etc.

thanks, looking forward to the new version :)

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