Copernic Desktop Search (CDS): Finding files by file name pattern (Windows XP)?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Caveman, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. Caveman

    Caveman Guest

    How do I use CDS to find files by partial file name? For example, all
    *.DOC files without also finding DOCUMENT.TXT -- or all files with an
    underscore in their name, such as *_*.SQL or VW_*.SQL? Any relevant
    help would be much appreciated!
    Caveman, Aug 18, 2005
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  2. I have both, but I mostly use Google now. I was very happy with
    Copernic until Google put it's search engine into overdrive.

    And so it goes.
    John Breckenridge, Aug 18, 2005
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  3. Caveman

    why? Guest

    On 17 Aug 2005 20:21:42 -0700, Caveman wrote:

    I wonder if this is one of those months, that mean don't check the cds
    Use the option to search filenames? It's in the helpfile.
    ..DOC is one of the choices, in Show Options , FileType choice.
    Suggestions for improvements, fling in the direction of -

    why?, Aug 18, 2005
  4. Caveman

    Caveman Guest

    Hi why?,

    Using the .DOC option was a poor choice -- indeed it is in File Types,
    though it also, strangely, shows files named Repository (no
    extension!). From your response I presume that, however, that othe
    examples I quoted *_*.SQL or VW_*.SQL are not available for search?

    Caveman, Aug 19, 2005
  5. Caveman

    why? Guest

    If I use The Word Document (*.DOC) in the File Type drop down it works
    fine, it only displays *.DOC files in the matching files window.

    You can also setup advanced options file extensions and select file name
    only, this way it doesn't index the contents , which I quite like and
    use it a lot.

    The search operator to specify part of a filename is been useful
    Are you entering .DOC in the 'Search For' box? That searches for
    contents of any filter in the Refine Search box.
    Why presume?
    I don't have any files with names / extensions like that, try the Help
    file if you want to search for a filename containing a word, read the
    bit about 'search operators', between speifying an option in Search For
    / Refine Search it's done what I wanted so far.

    If you try the correct search operator, and have setup a file extension
    / indexing type you may get on better.
    why?, Aug 19, 2005
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