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Old 08-12-2009
Scottg
 

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

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Old 08-12-2009
Dave T.
 

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Re: windows search doesn't give expected results when using hyphens.
Scottg wrote:
> 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?
>

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.
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Old 08-12-2009
Scottg
 

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Re: windows search doesn't give expected results when using hyphen
That got me what I wanted. Thanks.

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Old 08-13-2009
Dave T.
 

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Re: windows search doesn't give expected results when using hyphen
Scottg wrote:
> That got me what I wanted. Thanks.
>

Your welcome, and thanks for the feedback.

Dave T.
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