Some tips for filename searches in the “Search” box in an Explorer window in Windows 8.1 Enterprise. I just found these out by trial and error.
- You can specify “filename:” rather than “system.filename:” to search filenames.
- The text after “filename:” will, by default, only match at the beginning of a word within the filename.
- “filename:*foo” will search for foo, whether at the beginning of a word within the filename or not.
- As far as I can tell, search filenames get an implicit “*” added on the end unless you specify otherwise.
- To search for a word in the name and also the extension, use “filename:foo AND ext” where DOS would have required “*foo*.ext”. I tried “filename:*foo*.ext” and “filename:(foo AND ext)” without success. Remember, the “AND” has to be uppercase!