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simufaye
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Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:20 am

confused :(

Post by simufaye » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:15 am

walk index gives 58 hits, starting with these:

Backup of Walk Index.xlk
Walk Index - Copy.xlsm
Walk Index - CopyOK-20160901-0800.xlsm
Walk Index - CopyOK-20160901-0800.xlsm
Walk Index - UK to 3Mar2016.xls
Walk Index - UK to 3Mar2016.xls
Walk Index - UK to 3Mar2016.xls
Walk Index 20160831.xlsm
Walk Index 20160831.xlsm
Walk Index 20160831.xlsm.lnk
Walk Index 20160831.xlsm.lnk
Walk Index 20160901-0830.xlsm
Walk Index Foreign (Draft).xls
Walk Index Foreign (Draft).xls
Walk Index Foreign (Draft).xls
Walk Index still bad.xlsm.lnk
Walk Index UK + Stats.xls
.
etc

But walk index* gives none! Same with *walk index*.

void
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Posts: 6067
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:31 pm

Re: confused :(

Post by void » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:23 am

Everything treats spaces as the AND operator.

Everything is trying to search for:
walk AND index*

You most likely do not have any filenames starting with index and containing walk, hence the zero results.

Please try searching for:
"walk index*"
-or
walk" "index*


Note the double quotes to escape the space.
-This will find filenames starting with: walk index

Normally, using wildcards will force Everything to match the whole filename.
Which is most likely what you want in your case.

If you would like to have wildcards match anywhere in the filename:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Search tab on the left.
  • Uncheck Match whole filename when using wildcards.
  • Click OK.
For an alternative to wildcards, please try the following searches:
startwith:"walk index"
regex:"^walk index"

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ke7in
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:28 am

Re: confused :(

Post by ke7in » Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:31 am

Similar question here:

I have a file called:
Homer Simpson - Resume.pdf

When I search:
homer pdf

I believe this should pull up any file that contains "homer" and "pdf" but I get 0 results. How should I configure Everything to get that to work properly?

void
Site Admin
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Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:31 pm

Re: confused :(

Post by void » Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:52 am

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


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

Does the issue persist?

ke7in
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:28 am

Re: confused :(

Post by ke7in » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:35 am

:D

Thanks, I had some options checked as you suspected. All good!

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