windows search doesn't give expected results when using hyphens.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Scottg, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Scottg

    Scottg Guest

    I am trying to look through a list of files where the name has dashes.
    for example, the filenames look like "2009-01-14-09-08_123.wav"

    When I type 2009-01-14 or "2009-01-14"(typing quotes) in the search field, I
    get all files that have 2009, 01 and 14 in them but not exclusively
    "2009-01-14". For example, I would get this as a result:
    "2009-01-01-14-08_123.wav" which is not what I wanted.

    How do i force windows search to only list files that are exactly like the
    string I typed in?
    Scottg, Aug 12, 2009
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  2. Scottg

    Dave T. Guest

    Try this;

    Win+F4 >Tools >Folder options >Search Tab >Un-check "Find partial matches".

    Not 100% sure if this will give you what you want, but worth a try.

    Dave T.
    Dave T., Aug 12, 2009
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  3. Scottg

    Scottg Guest

    That got me what I wanted. Thanks.
    Scottg, Aug 12, 2009
  4. Scottg

    Dave T. Guest

    Your welcome, and thanks for the feedback.

    Dave T.
    Dave T., Aug 13, 2009
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