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Search for multiple files in Windows Vista

smickell
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With Windows XP and earlier, if I want to search for more than file at a time, it was very easy - just type "abc.xxx; def.xxx; ghi.xxx" which would return all files named either abc, def, or ghi. Vista doesn't do this, and I don't know how to search for multiple files at once. Surely there is some way to do this?
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Hi smickell,
This link may give you what you need.
I'm going to go back an read through it in detail - good stuff.


Vic

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/experiences/productivity.mspx
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Since Vista uses logical search, you need to use the word OR (all upper case) instead of the comma between your search items.  For example

abc.* OR def.* OR ghi.*

Will bring back any file called abc, def or ghi.

Jeff
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