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  1. Posts : 3
    win 10

    exact search

    i saw another thread with similar problems,but i need to search "( .)",not (.) ["space point" not only "point"].when i make my search,i find all files with (.).how can i find the exact match?
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    Try for example to find something like alpha( .)beta.txt
    *~="( ."~=")"*.*
    ~="( ." escapes opening bracket space and dot
    ~=")"   escapes closing bracket
    or any other variation by 'escaping' the special characters.

    Windows 7 search for file with a special character in the file name? - Super User
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    Alternatively, third party search tools should be able to do regex seraches too.
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  4. Posts : 3
    win 10
    Thread Starter

    ~=" ."
    this one works.
    the others,doesn't recognise the space: when i put space - point,return to ONLY point.thanks
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    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Here's a really simple intuitive way using Locate 32: just enclose the search string in " "

    exact search-1.png

    (Locate32 is a free find-as-you-type indexing tool).

    Unfortunately file explorer search does seem to recognise \ as an escape character, or the use of hex representation, for example.
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  6. Posts : 3
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    Thread Starter

    good to know .thank for info
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