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How to retrieve all files of the same TYPE in deep nested subfolders?


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#1 randomystique

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 02:16 PM

As shown here:

 

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When I am on the date level and try to run a search for type:(cr2 OR arw OR orf OR tif OR tiff OR jpg OR jpeg OR png OR gif), there are no results. All the images are always stored in 100MSCDF (5 levels down from ROOT directory). 

 

How do I run a search such that I can get ALL images from ALL subfolders to be combined under ONE main folder on my hard drive? I have already included "ALL subfolders" in my windows explorer, but no dice.

 

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#2 britechguy

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 02:34 PM

try using the search criteria [*.cr2 OR *.arw OR *.orf OR *.tif OR *.tiff OR *.jpg OR *.jpeg OR *.png OR *.gif]

 

Works exactly as expected on my machine.  For that matter, so does the search criteria [type:(cr2 OR arw OR orf OR tif OR tiff OR jpg OR jpeg OR png OR gif)], which is what you originally offered in your message.  Are you certain that this is what you entered in the search box?:

 

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#3 randomystique

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 03:44 PM

this is very weird. your 1st search query works for me, but not the 2nd one (type: used to work for me last time though). just curious what would have caused it to malfunction? 

 

Also, how do I do the inverse query of your search and also specify a file size range of 1mb to 100mb? tried putting a dash in front of the square brackets but it didn't work.


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 04:38 PM

The square brackets are not part of the criteria, they just note where it starts and ends.

 

You would enclose that entire collection in parenthesis then add the criterion for size range.


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 05:34 PM

could you elaborate further on the size range? I am unable to define a specific range but can only choose from the pre-defined ones (S,M,L etc) 

 

size:(10kb to 100000kb)



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 06:35 PM

See any one of the many tutorials on search operators in File Explorer (at least since Windows 7) from this DuckDuckGo Search.


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 06:42 PM

I used size:>1000<10000  (expressed in bytes) and that worked as well as size:(>8000<15000).  The parentheses make it easier for me to read and comprehend, but appear to make no difference otherwise.

 

See:  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/lwef/-search-2x-wds-aqsreference


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 08:04 PM

IMO would forget Windows search and use the following program

https://filehippo.com/download_everything/




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