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On Windows server 2008 R2, I need to locate all filenames in a folder and subfolders that contain an apostrophe in the name.  I want to use the search bar GUI.   How can I do this?  Using *'* in the search box doesn't work, it just brings up tons of files that don't contain any apostrophe at all.
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Hi Arthur,
Try this:

~="'"

That's a single quote inside the two double quotes (preceded by a squiggly/tilde and an equal sign). Regards, Joe
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that works!  thanks
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Glad to hear it! You're welcome. Regards, Joe
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