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With Expert User checked the criteria section should look like this:




File name


File name filter, e.g. to search all doc, txt, and xls files using the default expression type DOS Expression you would enter:





The equivalent regular expression would be:



To exclude a group of files prefix the DOS Expression with NOT:, e.g. NOT:*.doc;*.txt;*.xls. To make the file name filter case sensitive click the 'Aa' button (a tick appears when switched ON).


For convenience there are also some preset file type collections in the list: Folders Only, Files Only, Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos.




When a preset collection is picked the File name field is processed as a Boolean Expression.



Containing text


Specifies the contents to find in the files for a content search. The default expression type is Boolean.


To make the content search case sensitive click the 'Aa' button (a tick appears when switched ON).


Note: If the expression type is set to 'File Hash' then the containing text box can include a comma separated list of hash values or a pointer to a file containing a list of hash values, e.g.






The actual algorithms used to calculate the hash, e.g. SHA1, MD5, are specified in the Options tab.



Look In


The Look In field can specify various criteria for the search location including exclusion locations, location filters etc. (for a full description of the advanced features see Look In). Multiple Look In locations are separated by a semi-colon.


Browse for Folders button and Browse for Multiple Folders button provide a convenient mechanism to select the folders to search. Press the 'Browse for multiple folders button' ...




... and the multiple folders dialog will appear. Enter each folder on a separate line.




Locations can be loaded/saved to or from a text file. For more information on FileLocator Pro's advanced location features please read the Advanced Look In and Persistent Search Filters pages.





Modified Before and After fields are used to search by file modified date. To activate the date criteria either click on the button, i.e. After or Before, or the Calendar icon next to the value. See Date/Time Selection for more information.




The other tabs available with the Advanced Interface are:

Options tab

Options relating to the search, document processing etc

Date tab

Search by last accessed and created date.

Attributes tab

Attributes to filter the search by, e.g. Read-only, Folders etc.


User Scripts for customizing search logic.

Compressed Files tab

Compressed/Archive file searching



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