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fc622000
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Search method

Post by fc622000 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:23 pm

I started using Everything some time ago, but I still have some doubts about the research methods. Let me give you the following example:
I have a list of documents named as follows. If I search in Everything for the words "Number", it will find the whole list, but if I search for "Titles Number" or just "Titles", Everything doesn't give me any results.
Why? How do I get Everything to find me all the items in the list if I'm looking for "Titles Number" or "Titles"?

BdB-50106281_Titles Number-20051231.pdf
BdB-50106281_Titles Number-20060630.pdf
BdB-50106281_Titles Number-20061231.pdf
BdB-50106281_Titles Number-20070630.pdf
BdB-50106281_Titles Number-20071231.pdf
BdB-50106281_Titles Number-20081231.pdf
BdB-50106281_Titles Number-20090630.pdf
BdB-50106281_Titles Number-20100630.pdf
BdB-50106281_Titles Number-20101231.pdf
BdB-50106281_Titles Number-20110630.pdf
BdB-50106281_Titles Number-20111231.pdf

Thanks

void
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Re: Search method

Post by void » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:54 am

Do you have any search options checked under the Search menu?
-If so, please uncheck them. (Match Whole Words might have accidentally been checked Ctrl + B)

_ is considered alpha-numeric (or a WORD character) by Everything 1.4 (this will most likely change for Everything 1.5 and later versions)

You can set your default search options from Tools -> Options -> Home.

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