Win7HP File Explorer -search with "NOT"?

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ChrisGreaves
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Win7HP File Explorer -search with "NOT"?

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I know how to issue a search in Windows7HP File Explorer for Bonavista document s (<F3> key then “Bonavista*.doc” without the quotes), but how do I search for all the documents that are NOT Bonavista documents?

I have tried a few characters preceding the search pattern, separated by a space e.g. “~ Bonavista*.doc” and “| Bonavista*.doc” and “NOT Bonavista*.doc”.

I think it should be impossible to write a search mechanism without being able to negate it, even if other Boolean operators were excluded (and, or, xor).

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Re: Win7HP File Explorer -search with "NOT"?

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Try - Bonavista
I don't think - Bonavista*.docx will work
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Re: Win7HP File Explorer -search with "NOT"?

Post by Argus »

- or NOT works here. (But it will obviously exclude all files no matter where it is mentioned.)

Ex.Bonavista_1.txt
NOT Bonavista*.txt
- Bonavista*.txt
(Or simply NOT (or -) Bonavista.)

Can be combined Bonavista NOT "Bonavista 2.txt".

See for example:
https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... ry-syntax/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2 ... ators.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

(I still don't like some aspects of search in Win7; searching between dates etc.)

P.S. :whisper: Why in General if "Win7HP", and is it any different from Pro? Or Win7Dell, Win7Lenovo. :grin:
Ah, you are adding a tag, that will help when searching. Wait ...
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