Can I ignore file extensions when searching in Explorer view?
It is easy to ignore file extensions that are not required for printing or export, especially when it comes to the terms zip, txt, ... very helpful!
► DirPrintOK, the directory printout tool for Windows
, supports wildcards
, so with the specification .**
extensions can be ignored, these are not taken into account in the search. It doesn't matter whether you designate it as a file extension or file extension and whether you use it as a search filter on MS Windows 10, .... or on the Windows server!
1.) Two small filter examples to ignore file extension / extension!
You are looking for files with the term zip but the extension should not be included
Use the following filter
Especially if the folder a lot of files has zip ending it may be advantageous to also exclude the file extension known as file extension
You can do it in a combined search for txt and zip, but not file extension in the / extension, but only in the file name
Use the following filter
*zip*. **;*.txt *.**
2.) As an example, here is the search result with and without file extension!
Here is the search result in DirPrintOK.
With *zip*.** fewer files are found because the folder has many files with the relevant file extension than if the file extension is not ignored
( ... see Image-1, Point 1 and 2 )
| (Image-1) Ignore file extension when searching!
3.) Who needs something like a search without a file extension?
Many have a directory that holds files with multiple extensions like * .asc, .txt. .csv, * .zip, .... etc. have and use this with a script in which you only want to search in the file names that are transferred via the variables.
Admittedly it is seldom the case, but when you need it you are desperately looking for file extensions or file extensions on the Internet or rather to ignore them in order to filter only for file names!
4.) More tips on search and file filters!
FAQ 22: Updated on: 12 February 2021 12:12
It is easy to filter out folders that are not required for printing or exporting on Windows 11, 10, and MS Server OS From DirPrintOK version 4.77
Yes, the directory printout tool is a bit faster when searching for files than MS Windows 10/11 Explorer Windows Explorer is more optimized for the index
Anyone can save the directory list as a PDF document, not only under MS Windows 11, 10, is also on Microsoft Server OS e.g. 2019, posible You do
Yes, you can also expand Zip, Cab, folder under MS Windows 11, 10, etc. and print, this function is slow and must be activated 1. Start as always:
When printing under Windows, you can adjust the font or the aspect ratio Zoom in Directory Print of DirPrintOK Content / solution / tip: 1. Adjusting
You can set up the printer, or even the page at the directory printout and the Windows printing options are also saved Contents / Solution / Tip: 1.
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