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12-27-08, 03:20 PM #1
Vista search engine doesn't hit partial file names like Windows XP search engine does
Try this, put two files in a Vista folder, one called DarthVader and the other Vader. Now do a search for Vader.
You only get a hit for one file in Vista whereas both files are hit in Windows XP.
Is there a way to modify Vista search to hit partial file names?
12-27-08, 03:48 PM #2
Use this instead... *vader
... and you might also want to check out this site:
Windows Vista Team Blog - Advanced search techniques
12-27-08, 04:01 PM #3
Excellent tip, much obliged.
Interesting note: still the 3-click Advanced search is needed to have the * prefix hit them all as it doesn't seem to apply to the initial regular search.
If anyone knows of a mod to get the Vista search engine to behave as the one in Windows XP, please post.
12-27-08, 04:05 PM #4
12-27-08, 04:43 PM #5
...and so it does on mine now, I stand corrected, your original tip addresses the issue nicely. Thank you again.