how do I find all files named xxx?

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  1. don cole

    don cole New Member

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    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
     
  2. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    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. don cole

    don cole New Member

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    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. TorrentG

    TorrentG Banned

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

    don cole New Member

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    Thank you TorrentG,

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

    Don Cole
     
  6. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    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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