how do I find all files named xxx?

#1
Hello everybody.

How do I find all the file named "whatever.exe" in my comuter?

And the drives and paths they are in?

Like in window XP.

Don Cole
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#2
Welcome to the Windows 7 Forums :).
Do you mean "whatever" being a wildcard? You're looking for all executable files?

You should be able to do it by opening explorer, and in the search field (top right) inputting: *.exe
The asterisk is the wildcard. Windows should now find all executable files. You can modify it to your liking.
 


#3
Thank you Mitchell_A,
For your response. However I may not have asked my question properly.
What I mean is I have a file on my computer 'dll.e'. As a matter of fact I have several copies of this file.
Some on drive C: some on drive K:.
What I would like to do is type in 'dll.e' and get a list of ALL the dll.e files on my computer with drive and path.

I know how to use Search programs and files above the Start button. But that only shows me files found in C:.
(Is there a way to change this to ALL drives?). I know how to find files each individual drive. What I want do is find ALL
'dll.e' files in ALL drives in one fell swoop. Like it works in winXP,s Search All files and folders.
Don Cole
 


#4
Open Computer (where all the HDDs and DVD/CD drives are shown...aka Windows Explorer.) Top right is your search box.
 


#5
Thank you TorrentG,

That's exactly what I was looking for. It is so simple i overlooked it.

Don Cole
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#6
I'd posted the exact same thing as Torrent, but I now realize I posted it in the wrong thread :D

Cheers, Torrent :)

Glad you've solved the problem.
Thanks for using the Windows 7 Forums, see ya around :)
 


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