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How to advance search in Windows using PS

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What Is the command to search multiple files, hidden and subfolders using Windows PowerShell command prompt?
(this is for Windows 8 and Windows  10)
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Get-ChildItem c:\ -force -recurse

Full info https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee692796.aspx
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Can't seem to get to display multiple folders.

For example, in command prompt if we type:

dir *.rar *.txt

It display either all that have RAR or TXT extensions; both or one or non.

Yet in PS,

Get-ChildItem  *.rar *.txt -recurse -force

no results.
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Get-ChildItem -Include "*.rar","*.txt"  -Recurse -force
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Thanx!
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