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Hiding unwanted details in Win 7 searches


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When I do a search for anything using Windows 7, I get vast amounts of stuff/files I don’t want/need to see, cluttering up the search results so that I really can’t see the wood for the trees. Is there a way to not display these? They are usually very small and include the following: .ASPX Cascading Style Sheet Document File Graphics Interchange Format Image JPG file JPEG Image Jscript Script File JSON File JSP File Loaded_0 File LST File Portable Network Graphics Image Shockwave Flash Object XML Document

I download hundreds of recipes and since the search find not only words in title, say ‘honey-roast ham’ but also any other files containing the word ‘honey’. Have searched various display options but have failed to resolve it.

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morters

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Sorry, typed out all those file types in Word with a new line for each and then cut and pasted here but it's all run together , hope it's still clear what I'm saying, even without commas!

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mgmcc

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I find Search Everything to be much better than the Windows search facility. You can type in a file name and it displays it almost instantaneously.

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morters

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Thanks,mgmcc. What exactly does it display as results?

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morters

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Sorry, mgmcc, should've read the link!

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morters

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Thanks again, mgmcc, that's much more like it! Though I still can't help wondering if there isn't a way to sort this wiothout having to download an extra bit of software!

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Woolwell

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You can narrow the search eg if you put "honey-roast jam" in quotes in the search box it should narrow the search to just that. You can also use Boolean filters Read ehow.

If you expand the search in the window that opens you can select a preview pane, if you select details you can order them in file types and apply date filters.

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morters

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Thanks, Woowell, apologies for delay replying - lunch downstairs! Tried the quotes search but still got a load of unwanted stuff.Will read and digest the ehow articles. Thanks again.

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