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Searching for file but forgotten its name

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  • Hard Drives
  • Windows 7
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December 8, 2012 1:53:51 PM

Hello,
I am searching for a file on my hard drives which I know is there because I saw it a few weeks ago but I can't remember how I named it. I know it is a document but when I type *,doc in the search box I get loads of e-mails and music files. How do I exclude all but genuine Word or publisher files.

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a b $ Windows 7
December 8, 2012 2:02:38 PM

leave out the "*" and just type ".doc"
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a b $ Windows 7
December 8, 2012 2:05:14 PM

why dont you just open word and search there.
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December 8, 2012 2:22:53 PM

I noticed you typed in a comma in the "*,doc"--I guess you meant to type in a period ("*.doc").

It is helpful to limit the search behavior with "folder options", also. Click the "search" tab, and uncheck "find partial matches".
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