Windows 7 Search partial file names problems

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April 3, 2010 at 02:36:37
Specs: Windows 7, E8400, 4GB
First of all let me get this off my chest:
Windows 7 search is retarded

Windows 7 search simply won't search partial filenames, unless you remember exactly what the file is call, or if the keyword you search for just happened to have a space before/after it.

example(try it):
create a folder, in it create a simple text file that is named "thisisatest.txt".
now try to search for it with any of the keywords (search IS, or TEST), even if you search within folder it'll still give you nothing

my problem is actually similar to this, as i have a whole bunch of music files but they're all named with first name last name with no space in between, and windows refuse to come up with any results.

my question is, is there a way to make windows search all strings in a filename?
(and, how do you turn off the stupid search content and just go back to plain simple search only filename?)

thanks mates


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#2
April 3, 2010 at 15:34:27
This works fine on my W7, without making any folders or files I simply typed "test" in the search window from the start orb.
The result 2 folders, 1 compressed file, 3 mp3 files, 2 PDF documents and 5 IE documents containing all or some part of test.

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April 4, 2010 at 03:30:12
well the purpose of creating the file named as i described is to see if your windows 7 can actually find that particular file

my windows would find files with the word "test" in it too, but i guarantee it's missing alot of results


i actually sort of figured it out now myself
if you throw in a * right before the "test" (so the string it search for is " *test ") then it'll come up with alot more results
...it's just annoying, that's all


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#4
September 15, 2010 at 14:25:02
See this article for this problem: http://computing-tips.net/Find_file_Windows_7/

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