1.    15 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    File type search?

    Does anyone know of a way to search an entire computer for instances of a specific type of file? For example, Microsoft Word Document (.doc). I may know that I created a Word doc about something a long while ago e.g. a year, but I don’t remember the name of it, and where I saved it (in which folder). If I could see all the Word docs on the computer, I would probably recognize the name of the one I’m looking for. Is there a way to do this and, if so, what criteria would I enter in the search?
    Also, where would be best to ask this question e.g. OS, hardware, drivers………….?Click image for larger version. 

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  2.    15 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 472

    Have a read through the following tutorial. It's on eightforums, but still applies.


    In your example, navigate to the C: drive in Windows File Explorer and then use ext:doc in the search box.
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