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Searching by file type, showing files that are not that type?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by XerXerz, Aug 5, 2009.

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  1. XerXerz

    XerXerz Thread Starter

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    How do I search a directory for a file type, and have it only show files that aren't that file type.
    For example, searching a directory for only .jpg, and have the search only show files that are not .jpg, such as .txt, .png, etc.
     
  2. Curly

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    Use the subtraction symbol: - .jpg
     
  3. XerXerz

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    It also shows folders in the directory, is there a way to disclude a .jpg, and folders? or multiple items as well?
     
  4. Curly

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    I do not believe that a syntax exists to exclude folders. I do not know what you mean by exclude multiple items. You want to be given only one item as a result? To do this, you must be very specific with your search query.
     
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    By multiple items, for example exclude .png, .mp3, gif, but show all other items
     
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