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How to Search For Multiple File Types in Windows 7 (Quick Tip)

How to Search For Multiple File Types in Windows 7 (Quick Tip)

Have you at any point needed to scan for more than one explicit record simultaneously dependent on the document expansion? For instance, Word Documents and Excel Spreadsheets just or .JPEG and .BMP records. Windows 7's Search and Organization instruments makes this exceptionally simple. Here is the manner by which you look for various record types one after another. 

You should utilize what is known as a Boolean Syntax or Search Operator, which is a touch of programming dialect. A Boolean administrator, on the off chance that you don't have the foggiest idea, is the means by which the PC utilizes words or images to assist us with finding or bar certain data in our pursuit questions. Let's assume you need a rundown of all Word records and Excel spreadsheet, you would type the grammar: 

ext:.docx OR ext:.xlsx 

Consequently, you will see all documents identified with the pursuit question recorded in the window, see underneath: 

The above inquiry question created a rundown of all the Word records and Excel spreadsheets in the envelope. 

You can do this with any record type you wish, all you have to know is the document expansion, regularly a 3 letter shortened form toward the finish of a record name. The following is a rundown of regular document types: 

.doc, docx, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx. .mdb, .accdb, .jpeg .png .psd .gif .mp3 

You are not constrained by only 2, you can scan for at least 3 record types on the off chance that you need and you can blend document types on the off chance that you need, so in the event that you need to look for a mix of .jpeg pictures and Word reports, you can do that as well.


In the above screen capture, you can see that I am scanning for various record types, which incorporate Word archives, Excel Spreadsheets and Access databases. 


When composing in the Boolean administrator, you should make sure to underwrite the OR. In the event that you utilize a typical 'or' you won't get any outcomes. Likewise make sure to include the ext: at that point the record augmentation "ext:.jpeg" when entering the inquiry. 

It takes a little practice, however it can an unquestionably lift to your hunt tasks and make you increasingly gainful. For a rundown of other pursuit grammar, look at the accompanying article from the Windows Team Blog.

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