Windows 10: Office 365 Unable to Search for files by first word

  1.    08 Jan 2017 #1

    Office 365 Unable to Search for files by first word


    why if I do a windows search for files and I insert READ*.* , the intent is to find files starting with READ, but the search returns a long list of files many not starting with READ
    Can you help
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       08 Jan 2017 #2

    Your search term searches all files where string READ appears anywhere in the file name, followed by any number of characters.

    To search a string at the very beginning of the filename you need to use ~< in front of the string you are searching for (tilde (~) + smaller than (<) characters).

    Example:
    Searching name:memo (or simply memo) finds all files where string memo appears anywhere in file name. It would find and show for instance following files:
    • Memo 08-JAN-2017.txt
    • Meeting memo.doc
    • Picture from memorial service.jpg

    Searching name:~<memo (or simply ~<memo) finds all files where string memo appears at the very beginning of the file name. It would find and show for instance following files:
    • Memo 08-JAN-2017.txt
    • Memorial Day Speech.pdf
    • Memorandum.doc

    It would not show following files:
    • Meeting memo.doc
    • Picture from memorial service.jpg


    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 08 Jan 2017 at 13:04. Reason: Typos
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