Maybe I'm old-school, but I do a good bit of searching with the classic DIR /A/B/S, but today it doesn't seem to be working right.
Specifically, there was a folder on our server at U:\shared\elementary that is gone. Before I go pulling backups, I'd like to see if someone has (accidentally?) moved it. This:
U:\shared>dir /s/a/b elementary.
shows a folder in a subdir called "elementary," but it's not the one I'm looking for. Next stop is running the same command at the root, but since there's another folder named "elementary" in the root (also not the right one,) the list is huge. So I try to slim it down with:
U:\>dir /s/a/b elementary. | find /v /i "u:\elementary"
But that gives me ZERO results, when I know good and well that there's a folder named "elementary" in a subdir of "shared." Running the command on the root with the find pipe omitted
(and outputting to a logfile) doesn't show the one I know about either. So obviously I can't trust these results!
Any idea what's going on here?