How can i search filename for number string in explorer

STurtle

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I have lots of file with the date as part of the filename for example.

snapshot-2013-10-01.7z
snapshot-2013-01-10.7z

When I try to search for a file name using 2013-10 it return BOTH the above whilst it should only list the 1st entry.

Is there a trick to searching something like this ?

Thanks in advance.
 

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What's the exact search string you enter?
 

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it's the minus sign , the search seems to take it to include anything containing either of the 2010 or 10.

? used to mean one character wildcard , I'm not 100% sure but searching for 2010?10 might do the trick.
 

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Try wrapping your search in double quotes to take off special meanings like: "2013-10"
 

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STurtle

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it's the minus sign , the search seems to take it to include anything containing either of the 2010 or 10.

? used to mean one character wildcard , I'm not 100% sure but searching for 2010?10 might do the trick.

I have tried this as well, no luck it still sellect everything containing 2013 or 10.
 

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I don't know what to tell you. If you are running on a basic NTFS partition I recommend Everything Search

It gets the info right from the MFTs. Lightning fast.
 

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