Search for folder

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by dlorde, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. dlorde

    dlorde Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2009
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    This seems really simple, and makes me feel pretty stupid, but I want to search for folders with a certain name without getting all the contents of the folders in the search results.

    I've tried just entering the folder name, I've tried the 'foldername:' property, I've tried using the 'kind:folders' property, and I've tried using both together in various ways, but I always get hundreds of files & subdirectories displayed.

    All I want is a simple list of the folders with the name I'm searching for...

    Can anyone suggest how this is done?
  2. sbalfour

    sbalfour New Member

    Jul 22, 2010
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    I just open explorer, navigate to the disk or folder I want to search, and in the search bar at the top enter

    Windows kind:folders

    I get all folders and subfolders (and a few zip folders) with Windows in their name. If I don't
    qualify with kind:folders, I get files in the list.

    If you're getting files in the list when qualified with kind:folder, you're doing something wrong.

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