Difference between EXT and TYPE ?

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burgundy
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Difference between EXT and TYPE ?

Post by burgundy » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:02 pm

What s the difference between EXT and TYPE functions?

When I tried type:pdf I got some very unexpected results that made little sense.

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Re: Difference between EXT and TYPE ?

Post by void » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:10 pm

Ext is the file extension (excluding the dot).
For example, the extension for hello.txt is: txt

Type is the Windows/Third party software defined file type, it varies for each PC and is usually managed by the software you have installed.
For example, the type for hello.pdf might be: Adobe Acrobat Document

If you are unsure, have a look at the extension and type columns in Everything (right click the column header and check Extension/Type).
This is the information Everything will search when you use the ext: and type: search functions.

burgundy
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Re: Difference between EXT and TYPE ?

Post by burgundy » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:35 pm

So TYPE is the description of EXT.

Thank you.

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