How to list files with extension but no name before "."?

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stevenroussos
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How to list files with extension but no name before "."?

Post by stevenroussos » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:29 am

I had a keystroke flub and was going to copy the name of a file I had located (in this case an .mp4) and had copied the characters before the "." and accidentaly hit RETURN so it renamed the file ".mp4" I have no idea the disk it was on or any of its date or size into.

Is there any way to have Everything list all files whose name is EXACTLY ".mp4" with nothing before the "." There should be a small number of those and I could figure out which and rename back from there.

But if I enter ".mp4" or " .mp4" in the search field it just list ALL .mp4 files (many many)

HELP!

void
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Re: How to list files with extension but no name before "."?

Post by void » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:41 am

Please try searching for:
exact:.mp4

alternatively, please try regex:
regex:^.mp4$

therube
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Re: How to list files with extension but no name before "."?

Post by therube » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:17 am

What is
exact:
?

(Doesn't look to be in https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/searching/ or the chm.)


(What does exact:! do?
I happened to be looking for a directory named, "!filelist", & when I typed in ! it returned everything, as does exact:!{anything}.)

therube
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Re: How to list files with extension but no name before "."?

Post by therube » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:28 am

wfn:.mp4
should also work.
(Make sure you do not have Match Path enabled.)


If you recently played the file (& depending on "how" you played it), the file name may turn up in RecentFilesView.
(Other Nirsoft utilities may also be of value.)

tuska
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Re: How to list files with extension but no name before "."?

Post by tuska » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:33 pm

exact: Information from void.

therube
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Re: How to list files with extension but no name before "."?

Post by therube » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:31 pm

(Heh. Seems someone I know asked about just that, didn't they.)

tuska
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Re: How to list files with extension but no name before "."?

Post by tuska » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:31 pm

therube wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:31 pm
(Heh. Seems someone I know asked about just that, didn't they.)
:D

void
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Re: How to list files with extension but no name before "."?

Post by void » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:07 am

exact: is the same as wfn:

wfn: = whole file name.

exact: is a little easier to remember.
I'll add this to the documentation..

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