Searching in the file explorer.


csanford

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I am attempting to find away to search for files an folders that has codes included in the file names. I find that names in W11 file explorer only allows letters.
Example File Name:

Wr - Creating a system restorepoint

The file explore can recognize the corresponding letters in a name. It appears that it cannot recognize the spaces and punctuation. Is there a way to have the file explorer search for and recognize Wr and the space and dash mark together in a file name?
 

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Spaces are allowed in creating the file name but some characters have been prohibited in file names since the days of DOS like the ?, slashes [used in the path and URLs], will pop up an error when tried.

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Have you tried the search program named Everything?
 

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If there are any special characters in your filenames (including spaces etc...) use "filename" to search (with " at the begining and end of filename)

You can use "Part name*" (with asterisk) in this case all files with "Part name" at begining of the filename will be listed

Or "Part name??" where ? represent any character, but with ? you specify how many characters are there

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