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Old 03-24-2007
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The Windows Vista search facility.
Why can the search facility not distinguish between [square] and (round)
brackets in filenames?

For example, I am seaching for a file with "[!]" in the filename, I get hits
not only for files with "[!]" but also for files with "(!)" in the filename.
This annoying problem definitely does not exist in windows XP SP2 search
facility.

I would be grateful for any help.
Thank you.

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Old 03-24-2007
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Re: The Windows Vista search facility.
Search treats certain non-alphanumeric characters as 'white space',
equivalent to a space, unless they are part of an exact match string. To
specify an exact match string, use ="string", to use wildcards (*,?) within
the string use ~"*string*".

So, for your specific search, type the following in the Search box:

name:~"*[!]*"

The use of 'name:' limits search to filename, doesn't search other
properties or file contents


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> Why can the search facility not distinguish between [square] and (round)
> brackets in filenames?
>
> For example, I am seaching for a file with "[!]" in the filename, I get
> hits
> not only for files with "[!]" but also for files with "(!)" in the
> filename.
> This annoying problem definitely does not exist in windows XP SP2 search
> facility.
>
> I would be grateful for any help.
> Thank you.
>


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