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Searching for multiple files in Windows 7 Search


Searching for more than one file in the windows search feature in windows explorer. For example I want to search for different types of images, tif, gif, jpg, etc or file names that contain different content, like “.net”, or “asp”, or “c#”.


Open windows explorer, hit function key F3, or ctrl+f.

In the search box that now appears at the top right hand corner of the screen type in your search criteria. If you now want to search for different file types for example use the “OR” operator:

*.jpg OR *.tif OR *.gif OR *.png

This will search for any file with those extensions. be sure to use an UPPERCASE “OR”.

This article is part of the GWB Archives. Original Author: Renso Hollhumer

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